New Delhi. Harshal Patel has been giving relief to the team in times of crisis. In the first T20 against South Africa (IND vs SA), this fast bowler also gave great success to the team. In the first match of the 5-match series, the Indian team scored a huge score of 211 runs for 4 wickets. The team scored more than 200 for the record 20th time in T20. No other team has been able to do this even 15 times. Wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan hit a half-century. Till the time of writing the news in reply, South Africa has scored 82 runs in 9 overs for 3 wickets. Rasi van der Dussen is playing 14 runs off 13 balls.
Chasing the target, the start of South Africa was not good. In the third over, captain Temba Bavuma became the victim of fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Captain Rishabh Pant caught his brilliant catch. He scored 10 runs in 8 balls. All-rounder Dwayne Pretorius, who landed at number three, batted aggressively. He scored 29 runs in 13 balls. Hit a four and 4 sixes. The strike rate was 223.
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3 sixes in Pandya’s over
Fast bowler Hardik Pandya bowled the 5th over of South Africa’s innings. Pretorius took a very aggressive approach in this over. He hit a six on the second ball at fine leg. He again hit a six on the third ball. On the 5th ball, he hit the third six of the over over midwicket. After 5 overs, South Africa’s score was 60 runs for one wicket and they were in a very strong position. But on the first ball of the sixth over, Harshal Patel bowled Pretorius on his slower ball. After this the team stumbled and the score became 81 for 3 wickets.
The team expected a big innings from Quinton de Kock. But he fell victim to left-arm spinner Axar Patel after scoring 22 runs off 18 balls. The Indian team has not given Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh a chance in this match. Both have got a place in the Indian team for the first time.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 21:43 IST