Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra and Saket Parekar, India Syndicate
Photo blog: South Africa vs India, 1st ODI

MSD's fight goes in vain

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It's been just the perfect start for the hosts here at the New Wanderers Stadium. They have dominated the proceedings right from the start.

Just to give you a recap, after being invited to bat by MS Dhoni, South Africa posted a mammoth 358 for 4 in 50 overs, thanks to Quinton de Kock's brilliant 135 and captain AB de Villiers' smashing 77. In response, India never really stood a chance against a fired-up South African attack spearheaded by Dale Steyn. MS Dhoni's heroic 65 was just not enough as the visitors collapsed for 217 and lost the match by 141 runs. Dale Steyn finished with the figures of 3 for 25, while Ryan McLaren also picked up 3 wickets for 45 runs.

Quinton de Kock won the Man-of-the-Match for his outstanding hundred.

That's it from us here at MSN India. Don't forget to join us on Sunday, when we will bring you all the live updates and the best images from the 2nd ODI between these two teams from Kingsmead, Durban. Good night!

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