After being put into bat, India were off to a solid start with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan compiling 127-run stand in 21.1 overs for the opening wicket against South Africa at Cardiff. (AP Images)
After Rohit Sharma departed for 65, Dhawan raced to his maiden ODI ton in just 80 balls compiling an 83-run stand with Virat Kohli (31). (AP Images)
India faltered a bit losing Kohli, Dhawan (114) and Dinesh Karthik (14) in quick succession with Ryan McLaren taking three wickets finishing with 10-0-70-3.
Ravindra Jadeja played a few lusty blows in death overs scoring an unbeaten 47 off just 29 balls to take India to 331 for 7 in 50 overs.
Chasing 332 runs to win, South Africa lost openers Colin Ingram (6) and Hashim Amla (22) early in the innings with Bhuvaneshwar dismissing Ingram and Umesh scalping Amla. (AP Images)
AB de Villiers (70) and Robin Peterson (68) revived the South African chase with a 124-run stand in just 20.4 overs, but Peterson got run-out at the wrong time. (AFP)
Indian spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, bowled a tidy line and coupled with good fielding pushed South Africa on the backfoot. They lost Duminy (16) and Miller (0) in quick succession. (AFP)
Ryan McLaren remained unbeaten on 71 scoring some quick runs in the death overs as South Africa lost to India by 26 runs in the Champions Trophy opener.