In the absence of skipper Faf du Plessis, Indian bowlers made the most of the opportunity as the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yazuvendra Chahal ran havoc in Centurion. Shikar Dhawan helped himself to an unbeaten half-century. Chahal and Yadav shared eight wickets between each other wrapping up the hosts' innings on a mere 118 in 32.2 overs. After Rohit's fall, Indian captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan took the Indian innings ahead. The umpires called for the lunch break when India were just two runs away from victory and the players were not too pleased. Despite defeat in Durban, du Plessis was adamant that "two spinners didn't fit into their team balance". The first ball de Kock faced, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, dribbled onto his stumps off a block but the bails were not dislodged. Wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen has been drafted as the backup for Quinton de Kock.
"The spinners were outstanding, it was a hard surface so they were getting pace and bounce off the wicket as well", Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
But, by all means, the next two wickets by Kuldeep totally derailed South Africa. A team needs to have batted at least 20 overs in an ODI for the Duckworth- Lewis method to apply.
Yuzvendra Chahal revealed captain Virat Kohli gives the team's wrist-spinners enough freedom to bowl to their strengths, which according to him has been the reason for their success in South Africa.
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David Miller and JP Duminy played worldwide cricket after a while and looked rusty. Kuldeep trapped Kagiso Rabada lbw after Rabada failed to pick the wrong 'un, and he had Morne Morkel dropped at mid-on the next ball.
However, commentator and Indian great Sunil Gavaskar argued that simple commonsense should have been applied. "We have got in the back of our minds as well as our eyes are on the World Cup".
India already has an upper-hand in the limit over format and South Africa's injury crisis is not helping their case either.
Looking ahead to the 2019 World Cup, the selectors and the team management had made a decision to drop R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the ODI and T20I sides after the finger spinners struggled on flat tracks in England during the team's Champions Trophy campaign past year.