India beat South Africa in Cricket World Cup 2023 with 243 runs.
On his 35th birthday, Virat Kohli gave fans a delightful gift by scoring his 49th ODI century, leading India to a strong 326/5 against South Africa in the World Cup.
This century was highly anticipated, especially after Kohli narrowly missed it in previous matches.
His unbeaten 101 runs came from 119 balls, showcasing his patience and determination.
It’s worth noting that Kohli achieved this milestone in just 277 innings, whereas it took Sachin Tendulkar 452 innings to reach his 49th ODI century.
The relief and joy were palpable as Kohli celebrated with the enthusiastic crowd.
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His century played a crucial role in India’s total on a challenging Eden Gardens pitch, and South Africa struggled to make an impact.
Kohli’s resilience against spin, particularly against Keshav Maharaj, was a standout feature of the match. His partnership with Shreyas Iyer and dominance over South Africa’s bowlers added to India’s advantage.
Unfortunately for South Africa, they faced setbacks with injuries to Lungi Ngidi and a lackluster performance from Marco Jansen.
India’s innings began with a quick start by Rohit Sharma, who scored 40 runs rapidly.
Overall, it was a memorable day for Virat Kohli and his fans, with his century being the highlight of the match.
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