IND vs SA 1st ODI: South Africa defeated India and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Slow batting in the first 25 overs was heavy. Team India lost by 9 runs in the first ODI against Africa played here on Thursday night. Indian batsmen batted very slowly and could not achieve the target of 250 runs. South Africa, defending their simple target, beat hosts India by just 9 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Due to rain, this match was reduced to 40-40 overs. In this match, Indian batsmen scored just 118 runs in the first 27 overs batting very slowly.
Miller-Klaasen’s stormy innings
David Miller (75 not out) and Heinrich Klaasen (74 not out) shared an unbroken 139 for the fifth wicket in the match that started 2 hours late due to rain, as South Africa scored 249 runs in 40 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. South Africa had scored only 26 runs in the first 10 overs, but none of their wickets fell during this time. In reply, the Indian team could only score 240 runs in 40 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Sanju could not win
For India, Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 86 off 63 balls with 9 fours and three sixes, but by then it was too late and the match was out of India’s grip. Apart from Sanju, Shreyas Iyer scored 50 and Shardul Thakur scored 33 runs.
Indian bowlers flop again in death overs: Flopped again in death overs. He not only looted runs but also gave three lives to a batsman like David Miller.
Showed power in the last 10 overs
Indian batting was very slow in the first 26 overs but in the last 10 overs, Sanju Samson tried his best to get the target. In the last over, India needed 31 runs to win, Sanju tried hard to win with six and 3 fours but he could not reach the destination. Heinrich Klaasen of South Africa was adjudged the player of the match for his innings.
Mission World Cup Team India leaves
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team left on Thursday for the ICC T20 World Cup, which is going to start in Australia on October 16. Team India also has to play four practice matches there before the World Cup. The Indian squad consisted of 14 players and 16 support staff members. After Jaspreet Bumrah got injured, no player has been announced in his place yet.
Team India’s bench strength, only we will win the magnificent World Cup: Wriddhiman
Experienced wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha says that every player playing in the national cricket team contributes 100%. So to say that he didn’t play right during the match is not correct. When a player reaches the national level, there is no need to explain or tell him much, just a hint is enough.
Saha, who is going to play domestic cricket from Tripura, has come to Jaipur these days. During this, Saha said that the bench strength of Team India is excellent, so India will win the T20 World Cup.