India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav (50 not out) and KL Rahul (51 not out) hit unbeaten half-centuries to power India to an eight-wicket win against South Africa in the first T20 International, here on Wednesday. Keshav Maharaj top-scored for South Africa with a 35-ball 41, while Aiden Markram and Wayne Parnell contributed 25 and 24 respectively as the visitors struggled due to some fine bowling from the Indians.
Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/32, while Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel grabbed two wickets each. The hosts lost two quick wickets in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli but Rahul and Yadav steered the side home.
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6 needed and it’s fairly academic at the moment. Shamsi is brought back in the attack. SKY starts with a single. And another single to follow. That’s a 50 for Surya. Fine, fine innings. All over. KL Rahul hits a 6 to finish and complete his 50. IND win by 8 wickets
🚨 RESULT | INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS
An unbroken 93-run third-wicket partnership hands India a 1-0 lead in the T20I series as they chased down the 107-run target with 20 balls remaining. #INDvSA #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/tpYYmbdbD7
India need just 16 and they have quite a number of balls left. And Rabada is hit for a straight four by Suryakumar Yadav. Another exquisite shot follows and finds its way to the boundary. And he is doing all this against a fast bowler. IND 101/2 after 16 overs
Nortje is hit for a six by Rahul as India are cruising in the run chase. Suryakumar Yadav comes in and promptly hits a four. He is like a cheat code for the Indian batting lineup. Absolutely unstoppable. IND 91/2 after 15 overs
Parnell in to bowl the 14th and India are slowly and steadily getting there with a boundary here and there. 1 run from the first 3 balls. IND 80/2 after 14 overs
Shamsi in to bowl the 12th over and Rahul hits him for a six!!! Edges and takes 2 in the next ball. SKY comes back and ends this one with a lovely shot for four. IND 66/2 after 12 overs
Rahul 🤝 SKY 👉 A steady partnership has put #TeamIndia back in control of the chase 👊
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Ohhhhh. That’s dropped on the followthrough. Rahul hits it straight to Nortje who could not hold on to it. Next ball, Rahul plays it off his pads for an elegant six. Well timed. IND 47/2 after 10 overs
Maharaj in to bowl the 9th and that’s another great fielding effort from Rabada to save a boundary. Just 4 runs from this over. India ticking along. IND 38/2 after 9 overs
Trouble for South Africa as Suryakumar Yadav has started like a man possessed. Two back to bat deliveries have made their way into the stand as SKY’s power makes them look effortless. IND 29/2 after 7 overs
Hit it like SKY! 👌👌
Enjoy that cracking SIX 🎥 🔽
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AND GONE!!! Kohli has nicked that Nortje delivery straight to de Kock. He freed his hands thinking it was a scoring opportunity and it falls flat. IND 17/2 after 6.1 overs
On to the 6th over now and Parnell in to bowl this one. Brilliant fielding by Rabada near the boundary to save a couple of runs. Kohli finally off the mark in this over. IND 17/1 after 6 overs
Parnell in to bowl the 4th over and another huge shout of LBW on Rahul but South Africa decides against the review. Just 1 from this over. IND 12/1 after 4 overs
AAAANNNDD GONE!!! Rohit Sharma keeps blowing hot and cold as he nicks a Rabada ball, which has been caught by de Kock in behind. IND 9/1 after 2.2 overs
Parnell bowls the 2nd over and starts with two wides. The second ball is driven by Rahul for a four. Huge shout for LBW and a review is taken. That’s a review wasted. IND 9/0 after 2 overs.
Rahul and Rohit are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Rabada will open the attack. 2 dots to start. South Africa won’t mind at all. Maiden over to start. IND 0/0 after 1 over
India will be pretty happy with their bowling performance after restricting South Africa to a measly 106/8 after 20 overs. South Africa, meanwhile, wil hope to strike early if they want to have any chance in this match.
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