Kohli's Birthday Gift to India: Century and A Victory

In a dominant display of bowling prowess, India demolished South Africa by a staggering 243 runs to maintain their unbeaten streak in the Cricket World Cup 2023. Ravindra Jadeja emerged as the star of the show, claiming an exceptional five-wicket haul as the Indian bowling unit ran riot through the South African batting lineup, restricting them to a mere 83 runs. 

Kohli's Birthday Ton Stars in India's Batting Masterclass

Earlier, Virat Kohli, celebrating his 35th birthday in style, struck an unbeaten 101, guiding India to an imposing total of 326 for 5 at the iconic Eden Gardens. The charismatic batsman reached the three-figure mark with a single off Kagiso Rabada in the 49th over, sending the electrifying Eden Gardens crowd into a frenzy. This century was particularly significant for Kohli, who had narrowly missed out on his 49th ODI century against Sri Lanka in their previous match.

Kohli and Iyer's Sensational Partnership

Kohli and Shreyas Iyer formed a formidable partnership, stitching together a remarkable 134 runs for the third wicket. Iyer, playing with grace and composure, contributed a valuable 77 to India's cause. Their partnership laid the foundation for India's commanding total.

Rohit Sharma's Blistering Start

Captain Rohit Sharma set the tone for India's innings with a blistering 24-ball 40, providing the team with a high-octane start. Suryakumar Yadav's quickfire 22 from 14 balls and Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 29 off 15 balls added further impetus to India's run-scoring momentum.

South Africa's Dismal Batting Performance

In stark contrast to India's batting brilliance, South Africa's batting performance was nothing short of dismal. They were completely outclassed by the Indian bowling attack, failing to put up any meaningful resistance. Their innings collapsed in a heap, and they were bundled out for a paltry 83 runs.

India's Unwavering Dominance

India's victory over South Africa was a resounding statement of their dominance in the Cricket World Cup 2023. They have once again demonstrated their all-around prowess, with their bowling and batting departments firing on all cylinders. With their unbeaten streak intact, India remains a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.

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