South Africa thrashed India by 7 wickets in the first T20I. The heroes of this victory of the visiting team were David Miller (64 *) and Rossi van der Dussen (75 *). Both these players shared an unbeaten 131 runs for the fourth wicket and snatched the victory from India’s mouth. With this, South Africa has also taken a 1-0 lead in the 5-match T20I series. Captain Temba Bavuma looked very happy after this victory of the visiting team and after the match he praised both the players.
Temba said in the post match presentation, “We are happy with our performance. We expected the wicket to become batting friendly as the night progresses. There are areas on which we can improve. I think Ishaan The way he batted, he made it easy. He put our spinners under pressure. It was a fine batting performance. David took his form, which was backed by Rasi.”
He further added, “We have a lot of faith in Rasi. We have seen him do this many times that he starts the innings slowly but ends well. He is one player that we look forward to as a finisher in our team. I can see. David and Rasi’s partnership makes our batting explosive.”
Batting first in this match, India had scored a mammoth score of 211 runs, but Miller and Rossi chased the target with 5 balls to spare. The second match of the series is to be played in Cuttack on June 12.