IND vs SA 1st T20 Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Watch India vs SouthAfrica Highlights

IND vs SA 1st T20 Highlights – India win by 8 wickets: Half-centuries from KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped India chase…

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

IND vs SA 1st T20 Highlights – India win by 8 wickets: Half-centuries from KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped India chase down a modest 107-run target with 8 wickets to spare. But it was Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh who set the stage with terrific bowling. Arshdeep bagged three wickets while Chahar managed two wickets to restrict Proteas to 106/8. The win helped India take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Follow India vs SouthAfrica Highlights with InsideSport.IN.

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IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

India vs SouthAfrica Highlights: Chasing a target of 107 may look an easy task but it wasn’t on green Greenfield pitch. It swang in and with bounce and extra bounce to give batters the vibe of a Test match. Understandably so, there was no attacking approach from Indian openers. KL Rahul went at less than 80 strike rate. The more aggressive one Rohit Sharma departed in the third over as India scored their lowest in the powerplay with 17/1.

 

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

Virat Kohli did struggle as well and before he could make it work, he nicked an Anrich Nortje delivery. But with Suryakumar Yadav joining KL Rahul, things changed quickly. KL Rahul admitted that it was one of the most difficult pitches to bat on.

“Definitely, it was one of the toughest pitches. We have played in some difficult conditions like this but I haven’t got runs, so this was hard work. We have seen how balls were flying, nipping around, two-paced and everything that can be hard for a batter that was the wicket today. We did practice here yesterday and that was a humbling experience as well. We all came in prepared mentally as it was not going to be an easy wicket and I was ready to do the dirty work, ready to be challenged and get the job done for the team,” KL Rahul said.

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KL Rahul’s strike rate proved it was a hard work to stay on the pitch. Although South African bowlers did not really challenge Indian batters with inswingers or outswingers, the bounce did its trick. Rahul was hit on the chest, on pads thrice, on the hand twice and on the elbow once as he faced 56 balls to score 51. It was his slowest 50 in T20 format. KL Rahul although smashed two 4s and four 6s, he had 33 dot balls out of 56.

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

However, for Suryakumar Yadav, it never looked like a difficult wicket to bat on. After he was hit on the hand off the first delivery of Anrich Nortje, he fought back with a six. SKY was determined to take the attack to the Protean bowlers no matter what. He continued to go at over 150 strike rate, hammering 33-ball 50 laced with three sixes and five fours. The two stitched together an unbeaten 93-run stand to take India to the finish line with 3.2 overs to spare.

“It was unbelievable for Surya to come out there and play those shots. We have seen how balls were flying, nipping around, two-paced and everything that can be hard for a batter that was the wicket today. For Surya to come with that approach after the first ball that hit him, he just woke up and wanted to play his shots. He wanted to be aggressive and take on the bowling. That helped me take my time and play one end,” KL Rahl said after the match.

Earlier, opting to bowl, India got off to a flying start as Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh rocked South Africa’s top order. Chahar got the ball rolling for India with the wicket of the Proteas captain Temba Bavuma in the final ball of the opening over.

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

In the very next over it did not take long for Arshdeep to send Quinton de Kock and David Miller packing for 1 and 0 respectively. At this point, South Africa was struggling to find a place on the Indian bowler as they were tottering at 8-4.

Chahar delivered another blow to the Proteas’ top order as he dismissed Tristan Stubbs, who was caught by Arshdeep Singh. This was the third golden duck in the space of five balls. Wayne Parnell then came out to bat.

Arshdeep took 3 wickets in an over and Chahar struck twice as South Africa was five down in powerplay. Aiden Markram looked in great form but could not do much as he was sent packing by Harshal Patel after scoring 25 runs in 24 balls.

Markram helped South Africa build a bit with 25, his dismissal left Proteas tottering at 42-6 after 10 overs. Keshav Maharaj then tried to form a much-needed partnership with Wayne Parnell.

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

Parnell then tried to play a big shot but handed an easy catch to Suryakumar Yadav on the delivery of Axar Patel. Parnell went back to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs in 37 balls.

In the second last over, Keshav Maharaj smashed 17 runs in the spell of Ashdeep. Maharaj’s fighting 41 kept a small hope alive for South Africa, however, he failed to continue his form in the last over as he was bowled out by Harshal Patel after scoring 41 runs in 35 balls. In the last over Patel bounded Proteas batters, never letting them score any run and restricted them to a total of 106/8.

IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

India Scorecard:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
KL Rahul Not out 51 56 2 4 91.07
Rohit Sharma (C) c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada 0 2 0 0 0.00
Virat Kohli c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje 3 9 0 0 33.33
Suryakumar Yadav Not out 50 33 5 3 151.52
Extra 7 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 110/2 (16.4)
Yet To Bat Rishabh PantDinesh KarthikAxar PatelHV PatelRavichandran AshwinDL ChaharArshdeep Singh
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kagiso Rabada 4 1 16 1 4.00
Wayne Parnell 4 0 14 0 3.50
Anrich Nortje 3 0 32 1 10.67
Tabraiz Shamsi 2.4 0 27 0 10.13
Keshav Maharaj 3 0 21 0 7.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rohit Sharma 1-9 2.2
Virat Kohli 2-17 6.1

 

South Africa Scorecard:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Quinton de Kock (WK) b Arshdeep Singh 1 4 0 0 25.00
Temba Bavuma (C) b DL Chahar 0 4 0 0 0.00
Rilee Rossouw c Rishabh Pant b Arshdeep Singh 0 1 0 0 0.00
Aiden Markram lbw b HV Patel 25 24 3 1 104.17
David Miller b Arshdeep Singh 0 1 0 0 0.00
Tristan Stubbs c Arshdeep Singh b DL Chahar 0 1 0 0 0.00
Wayne Parnell c SA Yadav b Axar Patel 24 37 1 1 64.86
Keshav Maharaj b HV Patel 41 35 5 2 117.14
Kagiso Rabada Not out 7 11 0 0 63.64
Anrich Nortje Not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extra 6 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 106/8 (20)
Yet To Bat Tabraiz Shamsi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Deepak Chahar 4 0 24 2 6.00
Arshdeep Singh 4 0 32 3 8.00
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 1 8 0 2.00
Harshal Patel 4 0 26 2 6.50
Axar Patel 4 0 16 1 4.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Temba Bavuma 1-1 0.6
Quinton de Kock 2-1 1.2
Rilee Rossouw 3-8 1.5
David Miller 4-8 1.6
Tristan Stubbs 5-9 2.3
Aiden Markram 6-42 7.6
Wayne Parnell 7-68 15.5
Keshav Maharaj 8-100 19.1

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

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IND vs SA Highlights: KL Rahul, SKY & Arshdeep STAR as India thrash SA by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead: Check India vs SouthAfrica 1st T20 Highlights

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