Virat Kohli and co. have come into this ODI series full of confidence, having beaten South Africa in the final Test and hoping to ride on their recent limited overs format form.
Kohli will be buoyed by the return of MS Dhoni, and will hope to get a lot of advise from him in the field.
The Indian skipper was very confident at the toss of his team doing well in South African conditions, and of their chances in the first ODI, despite being put into the field on a belter of a track.
While Kohli would have been a little unhappy for having to bowl on a flat pitch, his worries went up a notch, when his knee got stuck into the outfield, while he was running to save an Amla cover-drive from reaching the boundary.
Kohli was trying to slide and keep the ball in, but in the process, he ended up injuring himself as his knee got stuck in the ground, taking a huge chunk of grass along with it.
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He then went off the field to get some treatment done to his knee. Indian fans would be hoping that it was a mere aberration and that Kohli would be in a state to resume duties immediately.
South Africa got off to a decent enough start, with both Amla and QDK getting a feel of the pitch and striking the ball well in the first 6 overs.
Bumrah then got rid off Amla, with one that nipped off the pitch to trap Amla right in front, just like what happened in the Wanderers Test.
Faf du Plessis and QDK are now settling into a good rhythm, constructing a good partnership between themselves.
India would want their wrist spinners to dominate proceedings in the middle overs and force the South African batsman to take extravagant risks against them.