India complete crushing win

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Shikhar Dhawan (L) and Captain Virat Kohli (R) takes the winning runs – AFP 


Untitled-3Indian captain Virat Kohli said after a crushing win in the second one-day international at Super Sport Park said on Sunday that he wanted his match-winning wrist spinners to continue to put pressure on South Africa’s batsmen.  

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav set up a nine-wicket win which gave India a 2-0 lead in the six-match series.  

Leg-spinner Chahal picked up a career-best five for 22 and left-armer Yadav took three for 20 as South Africa were bowled out for 118, the lowest total in one-day internationals at the ground.  
 “We know that their middle order is inexperienced and we want to cash in on that in the future games and put some real pressure on them,” said Kohli.  

 “The way our spinners are bowling I am pretty confident we can continue (with) the same momentum.” Both Indian spinners extracted a surprising amount of turn on a dry pitch which man of the match Chahal admitted was helpful. “We also play in these conditions in India,” he said.  

Kohli said it had been a complete bowling performance, with new ball bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah setting the tone.  

 “They didn’t let South Africa get away with scoring too many runs,” he said.-AFP