Picking Two Spinners Against South Africa Proved Massive Factor In Win, Says Kohli

UK: Virat Kohli in a press conference said that picking two spinners against South Africa was a massive factor in the win. “The spinners proved to be a masterstroke as they restricted South Africa under 250”, said Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

The Indians who are on their feet to win third World Cup, outclassed South Africa on Wednesday to register their first win in a tournament.

Yuzvender Chahal was outstanding in his spell. He took 4 massive wickets for 51 runs. None of the South African batsmen was able to pick up his variations. He was dominant throughout his quota of 10 overs.

The tone was set up by the pacer Bumrah at the start of the match. Bumrah with his pace, short-pitch bouncers and variations troubled South African openers. Bumrah took massive wi9ckets of Amla and Quinton de Kock. Both had no answers to Bumrah’s spell.

India coasted to a solid if unspectacular, six-wicket victory with 15 balls remaining after opener Rohit Sharma carried his bat to score an unbeaten 122.

“Picking the two spinners were a massive factor for us,” Kohli told a news conference.

Kohli also rated Sharma’s century as the best the opener has scored among the 23 tons he has notched up so far in his career.

India will now face defending champions Australia in their next game on Sunday in Oval.

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