Young guns Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma strutted their stuff as India thumped hit South Africa by 26 runs to get the Champions Trophy first match.
Dhawan maiden ODI hundred, Rohit Sharma 65 and Jadeja rollicking unbeaten 47 propelled India to a grand 331/7, after which their assorted collection of slower bowlers made life difficult for the chasers, ending South Africa ordeal on 305 in 50 overs.
His scintillating 29-ball came apart; Jadeja claimed 2 wickets with his left-arm spin, was as efficient as a ration card, affected a crucial run out and also took a catch, repaying the faith that captain MS Dhoni has often invest in him.
Off-spinner R. Ashwin was also an image of parsimony, conceding a mere 47 in his 10 overs, while the seamers - Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar - same two wickets.
South Africa won the toss and elected the field
R McLaren-3(70)-10 over
AB de Villiers*†-70(71)
RA Jadeja-2(31)9 overs
Player of the match S Dhawan (India)