India beat Proteas

JAIPUR: India overcame the absence of four top stars to beat South Africa by one run in a thrilling one-day international on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Wayne Parnell was run out off the final delivery, attempting a second run that would have tied the match, to leave the Proteas on 297 all out in reply

to India’s 298-9. The tourists were tottering at 225-8 in the 43rd over when the ninth-wicket pair of Parnell

and Dale Steyn swung the match around by adding 65 off 38 balls.

Earlier, Suresh Raina top-scored with 58 and Virender Sehwag made 46 for the hosts.