World Cup 2023 : Kohli century, Jadeja 5 wickets! India smashed South Africa at Eden Gardens

What a performance from Indian Side! India just smashed South Africa by 243 runs at Eden gardens Kolkata on Sunday in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match. From batting to Bowling, India surpassed South African side in all formats. The handsome batting side of South Africa could not even pass the 100 runs mark. They collapsed just like Sri Lanka and got all out with 83 runs on board. Virat Kohli finally scored his 49th One Day International Century, equalising with his idol Sachin Tendulkar. Rabindra Jadeja achieved 5 wickets hall, being the 2nd ever Indian spinner after Yuvraj Singh to achieve this mark in World Cup.

On Sunday Virat Kohli celebrated his 35th birthday in style at Eden Gardens Kolkata. He scored his 49th International One day century, equalising with Sachin Tendulkar. The pitch was not easy to bat today. Though Rohit Sharma and Shubman was looking comfortable and Rohit initially played some big shots, India was two wicket down just after 10th over. Pithch was pretty slow to carry the ball. Dependable Virat Kohli played a responsible innings. With Shreyas Iyer (77 runs off 87 balls) he constructed 134 runs partnership. And remain unbeaten with 101 runs off 121 balls. Suryakumar Yadav (22 off 14 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (29 off 15 balls) played quick innings and too india to a formidable total of 326 runs in 50 overs.

Indian bowling was again top notch today. Quinton de Kock is in great form in this world cup. But Mohammed Siraj got him out early today. Then Ravindra Jadeja striked and picked Temba Bavuma. At last he finished with 5 wickets. Mohammed Shami was again lethal today. He got 2 wickets. Kuldeep got 2 wickets. Marco Jansen scored the highest 14 runs for the South African side. Indian bowling lineup ripped through the South African batters to bundle them out for 83. India won by 243 runs. This is their 8th consecutive win in this world cup.

Virat Kohli awarded as the player of the tournament. He said, “It was a big game, probably playing the toughest team in the tournament. There was a motivation to do well. Because it happened on my birthday, it becomes special and the people made it more special for me.” On his 49th One day century Virat said, “It is all too much for me to take in now, to equal my hero’s record is something special for me. He is perfection when it comes to batting. It’s a very emotional moment for me.”

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