IND vs SA 1st T20 Highlights: South Africa finish at 106/8 after 20 overs – The Indian Express

  • September 30, 2022

IND vs SA 1st T20 Live Updates, India vs South Africa 1st T20I Match Ball-by-Ball Highlights: India won the toss and opted to field first against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Rishabh Pant and Arshdeep Singh comes in for Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pain in during India’s practice session on Tuesday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he is ruled out of the first T20I. Deepak Chahar replaces him. Yuzvendra Chahal is also out as Ravichandran Ashwin takes his place.
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Last over now. BOWLED!!!! Keshav Maharaj is gone as Harshal picks him up. And it’s all over. South Africa finish at 106/8. Relatively easy chase for India in the offing.
The penultimate over of the innings now. And Maharaja hits a four to begin. And a six follow. Maharaj leading the fightback for South Africa. The fifth ball goes for four more. 100 up for South Africa. SA 100/7 after 19 overs
“Dei Ashwin! Thooki podu-ra, wicket vizhum da! Dei enda flat aa podurey!” Krishnamachari Srikkanth’s desperate pleas in Ashwin’s last over on Star Sports was much fun. First the translation: “Aswhin, toss it up, you will get a wicket, oi! Why are you bowling flat?!”
Ashwin had started that over with figures of 6 runs from 3 tight overs. Srikkanth offered him praise for that before saying now it’s the time to go for a wicket. The batsmen, he judged, weren’t going to play any big shots with Ashwin’s current lines. They didn’t. He kept cajoling Ashwin.. “Dei! Can’t you hear me?!” Ashwin kept slipping his quickish carrom balls to Keshav Maharaj and Srikkanth was hopeful when the left-hander Wayne Parnell came on strike for the last few balls. But nope, Ashwin hit the leg and middle line, and Parnell kept nudging them away.
When his co-commentator asked for a reason why he thinks Ashwin is bowling that way this over, Srikkanth wouldn’t hold back. “He is playing after a long time.. he probably thinks it’s better to be safe, economical. And of course he is making his come back , I can understand he is trying to clawing his way back.. Just the last over I thought he could have gone for the wicket,” Srikkanth said.
And when Axar Patel lured Parnell into holing out at deep midwicket, Srikkanth piped up again, “that’s what Ashwin could have done in that last over”. 
He went on to suggest India should pick all three spinners for the first game of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan in Melbourne. “I would play Axar, Ashwin, and Chahal. Have Hardik as third seamer and the sixth bowler.”
-Sriram Veera
Axar strikes and Parnell’s resistance comes to an end. Tries to hit a big one, fails to clear the ropes and perishes. That’s te 7th wicket down for South Africa. SA 68/7 after 15.5 overs
Keshav Maharaj offered prayers at the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram two days before the game. He was accompanied by team physio Craig Govender. It’s time to see whether the blessings from the God comes to his help as he tries to resurrect the South African innings along with Wayne Parnell.
Harshal Patel in to bowl the 8th and the 4th ball is pulled for a 6 by Aiden Markram. His good form continues as Harshal’s so and so season continues. Review for LBW now. Yes. That’s gone. Ball tracking shows the middle stumps hitting. Big wicket for Harshal and India. SA 42/6 after 8 overs
Arshdeep Singh in to bowl the last over in the powerplay. Hold on here as SKY convinces Rohit Sharma for an LBW review. It’s a flat line. Still not out. Powerplay done. SA 30/5 after 6 overs
Both were gems and Deepak Chahar’s was part of a longer set up to remove Temba Bavuma but as standalone deliveries, Arshdeep’s would probably just about take the contest by the barest of the margins.
Chahar’s inswinger was huge as it curved in from well outside off to take out Bavuma, but this is the thing with left-armer Arshdeep’s. When the ball left his hand, it actually shaped away a touch, and  the left-handed David Miller was sucked into it. But then the ball swerved in sharply, changing course, to absolutely stun Miller, who couldn’t bring his bat in line at all. 
Chahar also does that with his inswing usually in the IPL. He pushes the ball out before bending it back in. Arshdeep did exactly that.
James Anderson explained it best once about what he does with his fingers at release depending on whether he wants inswing or outswing.“If anything I am thinking about the finger [at the release]. with the inswinger, I can push it wide of off stump with the middle finger and hopefully it will come in later. With the outswing, what I do with the (index) finger is I try to push the ball into the stumps and then it swings away later.”
Sriram Veera
On to the 5th over inside powerplay and South Africa are well and truly on the backfoot. They need a set partnership and they need it fast. Just 2 runs from the first 5 balls of this over. The last ball is hit into the crowd for a 6 by Parnell. That will relax his nerves somewhat. SA 26/5 after 5 overs
Two wickets!
Two similar dismissals!
Bavuma and Quinton de Kock depart early on.

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Temba Bavuma’s bad days continue. He is the captain of South Africa T20 team but wasn’t picked by any franchises in the new domestic T20 league in South Africa. He had admitted being “very disappointed and let down”.  Last time he played a T20 for South Africa, incidentally in Rajkot, he was hit on his shoulder by a bouncer from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and in the same over injured his elbow while diving to finish a run. That injury not only forced him to retire hurt from the game but ruled him out of South Africa’s tour of England. 
Quinton de Kock too wasn’t on that tour of England and their replacements Riley Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks smashed runs at a brisk strike rate to put pressure back on Bavuma. They retained Rossouw and benched Hendricks to make way for Bavuma’s return this series. Tongues are already wagging in the South African media about his form and strike rate and one could sense he wanted to make an emphatic return.
He first judged the outswinger from Deepak Chahar and went for a big booming cover drive but failed to connect. Next one, another outswinger, was toe-ended back to the bowler. Then came the decisive blow via a cracking inswinger that started well outside off, landed just outside off, and went through the huge bat-and-pad gap to knock out the middle stump. Bavuma it seemed was shaping for an off drive, and then tried to adjust his bat-face to make some contact with the nipbacker but couldn’t. 
Not that de Kock faired any better. He went for the big slash but for the umpteenth time in his career, he got an inside edge off Arshdeep Singh and dragged it on to his stumps.
– Sriram Veera
Can you believe what’s happening here???? Tristan Stubbs tries to hit one and that has just found the welcome mitts of Arshdeep Singh!!! Another wicket for Chahar. SA 9/5 after 2.3 overs
ANOTHER!!!! Oh dear god. What is happening to the South African batters? That Arshdeep Singh delivery just went through Miller’s defence and his stumps are gone!!! SA 8/4 after 2 overs
Ufffff!!! That’s the leading edge and that’s another wicket down!!! Rossouw just threw the bat at it and Arshdeep Singh takes another. Pant with the catch behind the stumps. SA 8/3 after 1.5 overs.
Arshdeep strikes in the very next over!!! de Kock chops it on to his stumps. Nightmare start for the Proteas as they lose both their openers in short order. SA 1/2 after 1.2 overs
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de Kock and Bavuma are at the crease. de Kock is on strike. Chahar will open the attack. Starts with a dot ball before de Kock gets off the mark with a single. 2 more dots follow. That was close!!! AND BOWLED!!! Bavuma has no answer for the inswinger as his stumps are rattled. SA 1/1 after 1 overs
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We are gonna bowl first. It was a good wicket when we played here last time. Bit of green covering but it’s gonna be a good batting track. Very critical to continue to do what you’re doing and keep that momentum in this format. Very healthy atmosphere in the group and we also want to make sure to tick all the boxes and so far we have been doing good and we just want to continue to do that. Hardik and Bhuvi are rested from the last series. Pant and Arshdeep come in for them. Bumrah had a niggle in the morning so he misses out and Chahal misses out as well. Deepak chahar and Ashwin are back.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
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Rishabh Pant and Arshdeep.Singh comes in for Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar. Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pain in during India’s practice session on Tuesday. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him. He is ruled out of the first T20I. Deepak Chahar replaces him. Chahal is also out as ashwin takes his place.
Time for the toss now. The captains are in the middle. India win the toss and opt to field first.
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IND vs SA 1st T20 | India vs South Africa 1st T20 | IND vs SA 1st T20 Live Streaming India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Live Streaming Details: Team India players during a practice session ahead of the 1st match of the T20 cricket series between India and South Africa, at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram(PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)
South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Heinrich Klaasen
India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed