South Africa got off to a fast start in Paarl, with opener Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan compiling a 132-run opening stand. Both had hit their half-century marks when Shardul Thakur’s dismissal of de Kock gave the vital breakthrough. With an 80-run second-wicket partnership, Malan and Bavuma kept SA in the hunt. Bumrah and Chahal revived India once again with fast wickets before the slog overs, but Markram and van der Dussen denied India the opportunity with their unbroken 80-run fourth-wicket combination. The ODI series was won by South Africa with a 7-wicket victory against India. Earlier, Team India got off to a good start, with skipper KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan putting on a 63-run opening partnership before the spinners struck quickly to dismiss the latter and Virat Kohli for duck. India then recovered thanks to a century stand between Pant and Rahul before losing three wickets in a row. Shardul Thakur played a significant role in the slog overs once again, batting an unbeaten 40 to help India end with 287 for six. Team India has entered the pitch in Paarl for the second game of the three-match ODI series against South Africa.
P.S. In the first match, Indian team was defeated by 31 runs.