India vs South Africa; 1st T20I

The Men in Blue take on the Proteas in the first T20I at Trivandrum. After losing the toss, South Africa were restricted to 106 for 8.

Keshav Maharaj top-scored for South Africa with a 35-ball 41, while Aiden Markram and Wayne Parnell contributed 25 and 24 respectively as the visitors struggled on the face of a fine bowling show by the Indians. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/32, while Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel grabbed two wickets each.

It’s the first of the three match T20I series and the Indians look to put up their A game on, just before the World Cup kicks off in Australia, which is nearly two weeks away.

107 is the target for India, but it’s not been a good start for them as star batsman Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli departed back early to the pavilion.

Vice captain KL Rahul and the man in form Suryakumar Yadav are at the crease and are looking to mint a strong partnership.

At the moment, the score is 41/2 in 9.3 overs.


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