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UK: India’s Kohli hails 'professional' win over SA at Cricket World Cup

United Kingdom, Southampton
June 06, 2019 at 05:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

India team captain Virat Kohli hailed his side's victory over South Africa in its Cricket World Cup opener, in Southampton on Wednesday.

India beat South Africa by six wickets after making 230-4 at the Hampshire Bowl stadium. "It was a low-scoring game, not the highest of totals you will see in one-day cricket nowadays," admitted Kohli, who was speaking at a press conference.

Batsman Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 122 for India, drawing praise from his side's captain.

"This is by far [Rohit Sharma's] best ODI innings because of the kind of pressure the first game brings from a World Cup point of view," said Kohli. "He was very composed, he was very - he's played so many games, we expect a lot of maturity and a lot of responsibility from someone like him."

South African all-rounder Chris Morris lamented his team's inability to take their chances. "The opportunities were there. Unfortunately, it didn't go for us today. We created our chances," he stated.

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India team captain Virat Kohli hailed his side's victory over South Africa in its Cricket World Cup opener, in Southampton on Wednesday.

India beat South Africa by six wickets after making 230-4 at the Hampshire Bowl stadium. "It was a low-scoring game, not the highest of totals you will see in one-day cricket nowadays," admitted Kohli, who was speaking at a press conference.

Batsman Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 122 for India, drawing praise from his side's captain.

"This is by far [Rohit Sharma's] best ODI innings because of the kind of pressure the first game brings from a World Cup point of view," said Kohli. "He was very composed, he was very - he's played so many games, we expect a lot of maturity and a lot of responsibility from someone like him."

South African all-rounder Chris Morris lamented his team's inability to take their chances. "The opportunities were there. Unfortunately, it didn't go for us today. We created our chances," he stated.

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