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‘Quite proud of boys,’ Shikhar Dhawan after losing ist ODI to South Africa

Lucknow: India lost their 1st ODI to South Africa on Thursday evening by 9 runs despite some good efforts by the Men in Blue. After winning the toss, India opted to bowl first. Temba Bavuma led-South Africa made 249 runs in their 40 overs.  Team India came on the ground to chase the target of […]

Edited By : Megha Mittal | Updated: Oct 7, 2022 13:29 IST
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Lucknow: India lost their 1st ODI to South Africa on Thursday evening by 9 runs despite some good efforts by the Men in Blue. After winning the toss, India opted to bowl first. Temba Bavuma led-South Africa made 249 runs in their 40 overs. 

Team India came on the ground to chase the target of 250 runs and did not have a good start as they lost early wickets of the openers. Shikhar Dhawan (4) and Subhuman Gill (3) departed early within 5 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad then followed the openers for 19 runs. Ishan Kishan came on the field but couldn’t make more than 20 runs.

Though, India couldn’t score runs required to win the game as they fell short of 9 runs.

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Shikhar Dhawan says ‘he is proud it it’

After the game, India captain Shikhar Dhawan said he is proud of the boys and the way they played. “Quite proud of the way the boys played the game, we didn’t get a good start, the way Shreyas, Samson and Shardul batted was excellent. We gave away too many runs on a wicket that swung and spun, the fielding wasn’t great, but this was a good learning experience for us,” he said. 

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Earlier, Keshav Maharaj, South Africa bowler said, “I was trying to stick to my line and lengths to make it difficult for the batters in terms of not being able to get away, but I still think Shammo (Shamsi) bowled exceptionally well to hold his nerve in the end and take us over the line. It spun excessively. After good batting wickets in the T20s, it was nice to play on a spinning track. I thought Heinrich (Klaasen) came in and absorbed (the pressure) really well and David (Miller) was hitting the ball stupendously and just exploded in the back end and I think that was the difference between us and the Indian side, getting that partnership towards the end.”

“We are just making sure that we are doing the right things and hopefully put in more performances going forward building towards the World Cup,” he had added. 

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First published on: Oct 07, 2022 08:38 AM IST

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