World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal Star As India Crush South Africa By 6 Wickets

India cruised to victory on the back of Rohit Sharma's 122 not out as they won with 15 balls to spare.

Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal were the stars of the show as India began their World Cup 2019 campaign with a six-wicket win over a hapless South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.

Yuzvendra Chahal did the damage after Faf du Plessis elected to bat as his four wickets helped India restrict South Africa to 227 for nine in their 50 overs.

In the chase, it was a one man show for India as Rohit Sharma slammed his 23rd ODI century to give Virat Kohli's team a winning start in the tournament.

Chasing a modest 228, India cruised to victory on the back of Sharma's 122 not out as they won with 15 balls to spare and live up to their favourites tag in the showpiece event.

For South Africa, a third straight defeat in as many matches this World Cup left their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals on a knife edge.

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