IND VS SA 1st T20: Indian team registered a strong victory by eight wickets. India took a 1-0 lead in the series against South Africa. Arshdeep and Deepak Chahar wreaked havoc with the new ball and got an easy win. South Africa had 5 wickets for 9 runs. Young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh (3 wickets) and Deepak Chahar (2 wickets) helped India beat South Africa by 8 wickets in the first T20I played here on Wednesday.
India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The South African team could score only 106 runs for eight wickets. In reply, the Indian team won by scoring 110 runs for 2 wickets in 16.4 overs.
Rahul and Surya Kumar played half-centuries
Chasing a small target of 107 runs, India did not start well. Opener Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion without opening the account. After this Virat Kohli also did not take long and got out after scoring 3 runs. In such a situation, KL Rahul and Surya Kumar Yadav played half-century innings and gave victory to the team.
An unbeaten partnership of 93 runs
Rahul and Surya Kumar made an unbeaten partnership of 93 runs in 63 balls for the third wicket. Rahul scored 51 runs while scoring his 19th half-century. He hit 2 fours and 4 sixes. Suryakumar, who stood at the other end, scored the eighth half-century of his career. He scored 50 runs with five fours and three sixes.
South Africa’s top order demolished
Arshdeep Singh, who became the man of the match, took 3 wickets in his very first over. Arshdeep took a total of 3 wickets, he bowled the second over of the innings, and sent three batsmen to the pavilion. He took the first wicket of opener Quinton de Kock on the second ball. Rilee Rossouw on the fifth ball and David Miller on the 6th ball were dismissed. De Kock scored a run while Rossouw and Miller could not even open the account. Deepak Chahar showed Temba Bawuma and Tristan Stubbs the way to the pavilion without opening the account.
Bumrah’s back injury raises concern
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah could not play the T20 against South Africa due to injury. BCCI wrote on Twitter that Bumrah had complained of lower back pain during the practice session on Tuesday. The board’s medical team is assessing Bumrah’s injury.
Difficult: BCCI has kept the doors open due to injured players, Indian Cricket Board is assessing fitness
There may be a change in Team India’s T20 World Cup team. The national selectors may have selected the 15-member Indian team for next month’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia but the BCCI may also make changes ahead of the tournament.
According to a report, there is a possibility of changes in the team based on the injuries of experienced fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Deepak Hooda and the recent performance of the players.
Teams can make changes till 9 October
According to the rules of the ICC, the teams participating in the World Cup can change their playing XI till 9 October. After this, there will be another last exemption to make changes till October 15, but for this, it will be necessary to take the approval of the ICC.