New Delhi. Team India has missed out on making a new world record under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant. South Africa defeated the Indian team by 7 wickets in the first match of the T20 series (IND vs SA). In this way, the team remained one step behind from winning 13 consecutive T20 International matches. India, Afghanistan and Romania have now jointly won 12 consecutive T20 matches. Playing first in the match, India scored 211 runs for 4 wickets. This is the team’s highest score in T20I against South Africa. In reply, South Africa won the match by scoring 212 runs for 3 wickets in 19.1 overs. David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen both hit unbeaten half-centuries. Shreyas Iyer dropped a simple catch from Dussen. This proved to be the turning point of the match.
Team India started the series of invincible order in T20 from November 2021 and during this time the team had defeated 6 countries. The team first registered a 66-run win over Afghanistan. Then beat Scotland by 8 wickets and Namibia by 9 wickets. After this, the team made a clean sweep in the three-match T20 series against New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Now this series was broken with the defeat of the Indian team to South Africa in Delhi.
Easy catch left for 29 runs
South Africa had to score 74 runs in the last 30 balls. Fast bowler Avesh Khan came for the 16th over. Miller took a run on the first ball. On the next ball, Rasi Van Dussen played a shot at deep midwicket. But Shreyas Iyer could not catch his easy catch. At that time he was playing 29 runs off 30 balls. After this, he made 46 runs in the next 16 balls to ensure victory. He remained unbeaten on 75 off 46 balls. Hit 7 fours and 5 sixes. David Miller was not out after scoring 64 runs in 31 balls. Hit 4 fours and 5 sixes. Both added an unbeaten 131 runs in 10.3 overs for the fourth wicket.
Rohit won in 9 matches
The 12 matches in which Team India has won. 2 captains have contributed in that. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team has won 9 T20 matches. At the same time, Virat Kohli had won in 3 matches. Earlier, Ishan Kishan batted brilliantly for Team India. He scored 76 runs in 48 balls. Apart from this, Shreyas Iyer scored 36 and Hardik Pandya scored 31 not out off 12 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 22:39 IST