New Delhi: South Africa has given 107 as target to India in the first T20I despite the early dismissals of the top and middle order. By end of 3 overs, SA had lost 5 wickets, 3 out of this came in second over itself.
Only three African batters could score in double digits as the attack of the hosts didn’t let most of players stay on crease for long.
Keshav Maharaj steadied the innings
However, Keshav Maharaj did what South African batters could not do. Facing Indian bowlers for 35 balls and scoring 41 runs was the moment, the visitors got their feet strong in the game. Aiden Markram and Wayne Parnell contributed with 25 and 24 runs respectively.
Innings Break!#TeamIndia bowlers put on a show here in the 1st T20I as they restrict South Africa to a total of 106/8 on the board.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 28, 2022
On the Indian side, Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel scalped two wickets each while Arshdeep became star of the show.
Heroics of Arshdeep Singh
India bowler Arshdeep Singh thrashed the visitors by taking 3 wickets in just one over. India is fighting the first T20I against South Africa and the visitors have been blow away by the Indian bowlers.
Playing XI for India vs South Africa
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
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