IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul’s absence – Watch highlights

IND vs SA LIVE: Ishan Kishan made a huge impression at the Arun Jaitley Stadium as the left-hander slammed a stunning half-century…

IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul's absence - Watch highlights
IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul's absence - Watch highlights

IND vs SA LIVE: Ishan Kishan made a huge impression at the Arun Jaitley Stadium as the left-hander slammed a stunning half-century against South Africa. Opening the batting in the absence of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Kishan took up the mantle in style getting India off to a flyer in front of a packed crowd on Friday. Follow India vs South Africa Live updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul’s absence – Watch highlights

IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul's absence - Watch highlights

 

Put into bat by South Africa, Ishan Kishan assumed seniority and took the attack to the opposition stitching a vital partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad. After an initial slow start, Kishan changed gears and tore into the Proteas attack, putting on a 50 partnership with Gaikwad in the powerplay.

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The left-hander was particularly hard on the spinners, taking on Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to race to another half-century, his 3rd in 11 games for the country. The latter was particularly expensive, with Kishan slamming 20 runs of his over, before perishing for 76 off 49 deliveries.

IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul’s absence – Watch highlights

As for the match, top-knocks by Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller took South Africa to a seven-wicket over India. Van der Dussen smashed 75* off 46 balls while Miller scored 64* off 31 balls to guide Proteas to a historical run chase.

Chasing 212, South Africa were off to a shaky start. The captain Temba Bavuma departed for 10 off 8 balls after being dismissed by pacer Bhubaneshwar Kumar with assistance from keeper Rishabh Pant’s safe hands in the third over of the game.

At the end of 10 overs, South Africa stood at 86/3 with Miller (4*) and van der Dussen (15*). Miller looked in great touch, smashing Harshal for a four and six in the last two balls of the 12th over and Axar Patel for 4,6,6 in the final three balls for the next over.

IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul's absence - Watch highlights

IND vs SA live: Ishan Kishan makes BIG Statement with stunning half-century in Rohit-Rahul’s absence – Watch highlights

These shots eased off some pressure on the Proteas and swung things a little bit in their favour. The duo continued the carnage and brought up their respective half-centuries and brought up a 100-run partnership. They went on to smash 22 runs in the 17th and the 18th over each and turned the tide totally in the favour of the Proteas.

With only four runs left to win in the last over, van der Dussen sent the very first delivery of Chahal for a boundary and claimed a historical seven-wicket, with five balls remaining.

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