New Delhi. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s debut as Indian captain started with a defeat. Under his leadership, Team India had to face defeat by 7 wickets in the first T20 match against South Africa on Thursday. The special thing was that India made a huge score of 211 runs but the South African team achieved the target with 5 balls remaining. The visiting team has thus taken a 1-0 lead in the 5-match T20I series. The second T20 match of the series will be played on June 12 in Cuttack.
Indian captain after the defeat of Team India at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi Rishabh Pant Said that the team scored well but fell behind in implementing their plans. he also David Miller And praised Der Dussen, who made an unbeaten partnership of 131 runs for the fourth wicket. Miller scored 64 off 31 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes while Dussen returned unbeaten on 75 off 46 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes. Miller was adjudged player of the match.
Pant said after the match, ‘We had enough runs on the board, but I think we were a bit far from executing our plans. Sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition team. David Miller and RVD (Der Dussen) batted well.
He also said that the wicket got a little better during the second innings. Pant said, ‘When we batted, the wicket seemed slow, but in the second innings it got better. Mostly we executed our plans (for Miller) but the wicket got better and better. We were very happy with the total but the next time we are in such a situation, we will do better.
Earlier, for Team India, opener Ishan Kishan contributed the highest 76 runs. He hit 11 fours and 3 sixes in his innings of 48 balls. Apart from him, Shreyas Iyer scored 36, vice-captain Hardik Pandya scored 31 not out and captain Rishabh Pant scored 29 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 06:10 IST