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Proteas trounce India by 141 runs

06 December, 2013

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa trounced India by 141 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) at the Bidvest Wanderers here on Thursday to lead the three match series 1-0 - Our Sources reports.

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India won the toss and chose to field.

The opening pair for the Proteas, Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock, started the inning strongly and contributed 152 for the first wicket. De Kock made his second ton of his career and was dismissed for 135 runs.

Hashim Amla contributed 65 runs to the scorecard for the hosts.

Proteas' Captain AB De Villiers' 77 runs and JP Duminy's unbeaten knock of 59 runs helped the side in reaching a mammoth total of 358/4 in the allotted 50 overs.

Mohammad Shami took three wickets whereas Virat Kohli also took one wicket.

In reply, Indian batsmen had no reply to the South African bowling department. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh failed to stand firm against the Proteas.

Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to provide some resistance to the bowling attack but could not save the team from defeat and the team was bowled out of 217 runs in 41 overs.

Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each.

Quinton De Kock was named the Man of the Match.

The second ODI will be played at Durban on December 8th.