12 Jan '11, 8pm

Cricket: South Africa beat India by 135 runs: DURBAN, South Africa: South Africa beat India by 135 runs in the f...

DURBAN, South Africa: South Africa's fast bowlers struck early to set up a comprehensive 135-run win in the first one-day international against India at Kingsmead on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 290, India's hopes were effectively ended when they were reduced to 43 for four in the 11th over. Despite a half- century by Virat Kohli they were bowled out for 154. "We were outplayed completely," admitted Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "We are a side that banks on a good start and having wickets in hand to chase eight or nine runs an over . . . it never happened." Dhoni said the one-day specialists in his team had been restricted in their practice opportunities because of rain. "As we go into the series we will get acclimatised more and hopefully make the series more interesting." South African captain Graeme Smith, meanwhile, hailed 'a pretty complete' performance in th...

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