The left-arm spinner produced a dream delivery to clean bowled Shubman Gill in the 11th over after India opted to bat in their penultimate group match.
A brilliant delivery by Maharaj left Gill bewildered as it pitched just outside the leg stump, took a subtle turn, and managed to elude the young batting sensation, ultimately brushing the bails.
Gill was in disbelief, unsure if he had been stumped or cleanly bowled. Nevertheless, a television referral confirmed that the ball had indeed brushed the bails.
World Cup 2023: India win toss, elect to bat against South Africa
Earlier, skipper Rohit Sharma gave India a flourishing start with a 24-ball 40 and shared a 62-run opening partnership with Gill (23).
The flurry of shots from Rohit’s bat saw India complete 50 runs in just 4.3 overs as the skipper smashed two sixes and six boundaries during his entertaining innings.