ICC World Cup 2023 India vs South Africa, 37th Match Highlights: IND won by 243 runs

India won the toss and chose to bat first. The Indian team set a target of 327 runs, which South Africa failed to chase as the Indian bowlers limited them to a mere 83 runs in only 27.1 overs. South Africa lost to India by a huge margin of 243 runs.

By Crickified Mohit
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ODI World Cup 2023 India vs South Africa 37th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The ODI World Cup 2023 has been a thrilling tournament so far, and game 37 is set to be a clash of the titans as India takes on South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both teams have shown remarkable form, making this match a highly anticipated one. In this article, we will delve into the match details, pitch report, head-to-head record, probable playing XIs, and the best performers from both teams. Let's analyze the factors that could influence the outcome of this exciting encounter.



  India vs South Africa 37th Match
  publive-image  IND won by 243 runs
publive-imageIND   326/5 (50)
publive-imageSA   83 (27.1)
  Venue   Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  Date & Time   Sun, Nov 05, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   IND opt to bat
  Player of the Match   Virat Kohli


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IND vs SA Match Highlights

India Inning:


IND won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took to the crease to begin their innings. Rohit Sharma showcased his batting prowess by playing an explosive inning, scoring 40 runs off just 24 balls. Captain displayed his power-hitting skills by smashing 6 boundaries and hitting 2 massive sixes.

In the powerplay phase, India managed to score an impressive total of 91 runs while losing 1 wicket. However, it wasn't long after the powerplay that Shubman Gill was dismissed after contributing 23 runs from 24 balls, including 4 boundaries and a six. Virat Kohli also made a solid contribution, scoring 19 runs off just 15 deliveries with the help of 4 fours.

Shreyas Iyer displayed his exceptional batting skills by scoring an impressive 77 runs off 87 balls. However, his brilliant innings came to an end when he was caught by Markram off the delivery of Ngidi, as he made his way back to the pavilion. KL Rahul's brief innings of 8 runs came to a close when he was caught out by Dussen off the delivery of Jansen. Suryakumar Yadav, batting aggressively, scored a quickfire 22 runs off just 14 balls, finding the boundary line with five powerful fours.


Virat Kohli displayed his exceptional skills yet again by hitting a remarkable 49th ODI century on his 35th birthday, equalling the record held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Virat achieved this incredible feat by scoring 100 runs off just 119 balls, including 10 boundaries.

In an exceptional display of skill and determination, Virat Kohli crafted an unbeaten century by accumulating 101 runs off 121 deliveries, showcasing his ability to strike boundaries on ten occasions. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja played a blistering unbeaten cameo of 29 runs from only 15 balls, comprising three fours and one six. India posted a total of 326 runs in their allotted 50 overs, despite losing 5 wickets in the process.

South Africa Inning:


In their pursuit of the target of 287 runs, South Africa began their inning but faced an early setback with the loss of Quinton de Kock, the Century Man of World Cup 2023. De Kock played 10 deliveries and managed to score 5 runs before getting bowled out by Siraj. During the powerplay, the team lost 3 wickets and scored a total of 35 runs. Bavuma contributed 11 runs off 19 balls but was eventually dismissed by Jadeja. Markram scored a quick 9 runs off just 6 balls but was ultimately caught out by Shami's delivery.

Heinrich Klaasen, who had recently joined Dussen on the field, unfortunately had to depart after scoring just 1 run from 11 deliveries as he was given out lbw on Jadeja's delivery. In the very next delivery, Shami successfully dismissed Dussen. Dussen was lbw out and had scored 13 runs from 32 balls. Jadeja successfully got rid of David Miller, who managed to score a total of 11 runs off 11 balls, including 2 boundaries.

Jadeja showcased his exceptional skills by claiming a remarkable 5 wicket haul, successfully dismissing both Maharaj (7) and Rabada (6). In addition, Kuldeep Yadav also contributed to the team's success by taking the wicket of Jansen (14). 


Kuldeep showcased his prowess by taking the final wicket of the match, dismissing Ngidi without allowing him to score. The Indian bowlers truly demonstrated their dominance over South Africa, limiting them to a mere 83 runs and swiftly cleaning up their batting lineup in just 27.1 overs with Ravindra Jadeja impressively claiming a 5-wicket haul, Shami and Kuldeep contributed with 2 wickets each, while Siraj clinched 1 wicket.

Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Virat Kohli   IND   101*   121   10   0   83.47
  Shreyas   IND   77   87   7   2   88.51


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Ravindra Jadeja   IND   9   1   33   5   0   0   3.70

Match Details

The highly anticipated clash between India and South Africa is set to take place at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This match, which is Match 37 of the ODI World Cup 2023, will be held on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 PM IST. Cricket fans all around the world are eagerly waiting to witness this intense battle between two cricketing powerhouses, India and South Africa.

Eden Gardens Pitch Report

The Eden Gardens is known for its batting-friendly surface, providing early bounce for the pacers. However, as the match progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, favoring the spinners. Teams winning the toss may opt to bat first and set a formidable target, taking advantage of the conditions. It will be interesting to see how the pitch behaves in this crucial encounter.


Stadium Cap Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Eden Gardens, Kolkata 66,000 Flat Batting-Friendly 245 Chase

IND vs SA Head-to-Head Record

India and South Africa have a long-standing rivalry in ODI cricket, with 90 matches played between them. South Africa has the upper hand, winning 50 matches, while India has emerged victorious in 37 encounters. Three matches ended in no-result. The first match between these two teams took place on November 10, 1991, and their most recent encounter was on October 11, 2022.

IND vs SA Playing XI

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Bench: Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip

South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Andile Phehlukwayo, Reeza Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Gerald Coetzee

Support Staff: Rob Walter, Jean-Paul Duminy, Rory Kleinveldt

Match Prediction

Based on the current form and the strengths of both teams, India is predicted to emerge as the winner of this thrilling encounter. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and anything can happen on the day. Both teams have the potential to turn the tide in their favor and provide an enthralling contest.


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The clash between India and South Africa at the ODI World Cup 2023 promises to be a high-intensity battle. With both teams in fantastic form, fans can expect a thrilling contest at the iconic Eden Gardens. As the players step onto the field, the pressure will be immense, and every run and wicket will matter. Let's wait and watch as these two cricketing giants lock horns in pursuit of victory.

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