New Delhi. Team India has not been able to start well in the T20 series. South Africa defeated him by 7 wickets in the first match (IND vs SA). With this, the visiting team has taken a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. David Miller and Rasi van der Dussen played unbeaten half-centuries. Both of them gave the team a big victory by making an unbeaten century partnership. Playing first in the match, Team India scored 211 runs for 4 wickets. Ishan Kishan hit a half-century. This is the team’s highest score against South Africa. In reply, South Africa achieved the target for 3 wickets in 19.1 overs. For the first time any team has achieved such a big target in T20 against India.
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was bowling the 14th over of the Indian innings. Shreyas Iyer tried to take a run by playing the first ball on the leg side. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant standing at the non-strike end also came forward. But Rabada elbowed him and also blocked the way. However, Pant was not run out. Aakash Chopra, commentating on Star Sports, said that it is clear from the replays that Rabada has deliberately stopped Pant. However, after this Rabada shook hands with Pant. Both the players have played together in IPL for Delhi Capitals.
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Team India lost for the first time
Team India, batting first in T20, scored more than 200 for the 12th time and lost it for the first time. He had won in 11 matches played before this. The Indian team scored more than 200 for the 20th time in the overall T20. Out of this, he has won 17 while losing in 3. No other team has been able to reach the 200-run mark even 16 times. South Africa has done this 15 times and Australia 14 times.
The second match of the India and South Africa series will be played on June 12 in Cuttack. Senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are not playing in the series. They have been given rest. On the other hand, KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been ruled out due to injury. Rishabh Pant has got the captaincy of the team, while Hardik Pandya has been made the vice-captain of the team. Fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have got a place in the Indian team for the first time. He can make his international debut from the series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 14:48 IST