In a cricket match, South Africa faced a crushing defeat at the hands of India. After India set an imposing target of 327, South Africa struggled to mount a meaningful challenge, collapsing for a mere 83 runs in 27.1 overs. India's formidable bowling attack, including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami, put South Africa on the back foot from the start. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a pivotal role, taking five wickets for just 33 runs. The Proteas lost key wickets early on, with Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma departing quickly. Rassie van der Dussen's dismissal added to their woes, and Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller also fell to Jadeja's spin. India sealed a comprehensive victory when Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Lungi Ngidi, ending the match in South Africa's 28th over.
On the batting front, India's Virat Kohli finally achieved a century, ending a series of near-misses in the tournament. His century came off 119 balls and was met with cheers from the crowd. India's opening pair, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, provided a flying start. Shreyas Iyer's fluent innings and a late surge by Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took India past the 300-run mark. Despite a brief halt in Rohit's explosive innings due to a terrific catch by South Africa's Bavuma, the Indian team had set an imposing target that proved insurmountable for their opponents.
The victory solidified India's dominant position in the tournament and showcased their formidable batting and bowling capabilities, leaving all its opponents including South Africa thoroughly defeated.