India did very well to restrict South Africa to 227/9 in their 50 overs at Southampton on Wednesday. The 'Men In Blue', who were playing their first match of the showpiece event, did not let the Proteas get away as the Indian bowlers chipped in with wickets at regular intervals because of which they could never get going. At one stage, they looked in deep trouble at 89/5. However, some decent performances from the middle and lower middle order took them to a decent total.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India with figures of 4/51 in his 10 overs at an economy rate of 5.10. On the other hand, all-rounder Chris Morris was the top-scorer for South Africa with a 34-ball 42.
Here's how the fans reacted on social media after watching the Indian Team put up an impressive performance on the field.
At the same time, they were also confident that the Indian batsmen would easily chase down the target.