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04 Feb 2018

#INDvsSA: Five talking points from India's victory in 2nd ODI

South Africa vs India 2nd ODI: Post-match analysis

Virat Kohli and his men in blue are flying high after a thumping victory in the second ODI at Centurion.

India are now 2-0 up with 4 matches left to play in the ODI series.

Kohli and company are also inching closer to the number one ODI ranking.

Here are the 5 talking points from India's triumph.

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South Africa vs India 2nd ODI: Post-match analysis
No Faf , no ABD, no party

Missing veterans

No Faf , no ABD, no party

South Africa are definitely missing the experience and the ability of their veteran batsmen, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.

The duo missed the fixture due to injuries.

While AB de Villiers is expected to return for the fourth ODI, captain Faf Du Plessis will miss out the remainder of the series including the T20Is.

Bizarre decision

Two runs to win and umpires call for lunch

India were cruising towards a victory and needed just 2 runs from 31 overs to go 2 -0 up in the series.

This is when the most bizarre decision was taken by the umpires; they decided to call for lunch.

The decision did not go well with the players and some former cricketers, including former England captain Michael Vaughan, were left bemused.

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Michael Vaughan left bemused

Chahal is getting better with time

Just like wine

Chahal is getting better with time

Yuzvendra Chahal is in the form of his life.

The 27-year-old scalped his maiden ODI five-wicket haul, dismissing the likes of Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, and Khaya Zondo.

Chahal finished with 5-22 in 8.2 overs, tearing apart South Africa after India won the toss and opted to put the hosts to bat.

Chahal's heroics ensured Proteas were wrapped up for 118.

Spin woes

South Africa are struggling to cope up with spin

Indian spin duo had a great outing in the first ODI at Durban.

They bagged 5 wickets between them. Things only got better for India in the second ODI where they came back much stronger.

With some bounce and turn on offer, the spin wizards dominated the South African batsman and picked up 8 wickets between them.

South African spinners failed to exploit track

Below ordinary

South African spinners failed to exploit track

While the Indian spinners ran riot, South Africa's spin duo of Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi performed below standards.

They failed to cause any trouble to Kohli or Dhawan on a track that had surprisingly much to offer to spinners.

The duo bowled a total of 8.3 overs giving away 48 runs with no wickets at an economy of 5+.

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