IND vs SA 1st ODI: South Africa beat India by 9 runs in 1st ODI, trail 0&1 in the series

IND vs SA 1st ODI South Africa scored 249 for 4 in 40 overs in the first innings and set India a target of 250 runs to win. In the second innings, India scored 240 runs for 8 wickets in 40 overs.

IND vs SA 1st ODI: The first match of the 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa was played at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Due to rain, the match was reduced to 40 overs in which India captain Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and decided to bowl first. 

After this, South Africa scored 249 for 4 in 40 overs in the first innings and gave India a target of 250 runs to win. In the second innings, India scored 240 for 8 in 40 overs on the back of Sanju Samson’s unbeaten half-century and India lost by 9 runs. After this defeat, Team India went 0-1 behind in the three-match ODI series.

India’s innings, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson’s half-centuries

Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill came to bat for India. India got the first blow in the form of Shubman Gill. Shubman Gill was clean bowled out after scoring 3 runs off 7 balls off Rabada. At the same time, India got the second blow in the sixth over. Wayne Parnell dismissed Shikhar Dhawan. India got the third blow in the form of Rituraj Gaikwad.

Rituraj Gaikwad was stumped off Tabrez Shamsi’s delivery. Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed for 19 runs off 42 balls. Ishan Kishan was dismissed by spinner Keshav Maharaj in the 18th over. Ishan Kishan was dismissed after scoring 20 off 37 balls. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer was caught off the ball of Ngidi for India with a half-century. India’s sixth wicket has fallen in the form of Shardul Thakur. Shardul scored 33 runs off 31 balls and was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi. At the same time, the seventh wicket fell in the form of Kuldeep Yadav. 

When Kuldeep Yadav was dismissed without opening the account, Avesh Khan lost his wicket for 3 runs. Ravi Bishnoi remained unbeaten on 4 runs, while Sanju Samson played an unbeaten innings of 86 runs, but could not get India to win. 

South Africa’s innings, de Kock and Klaasen’s half-centuries

After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Quinton de Kock and Jaaneman Malan opened the innings for the South African team. Both added 49 runs for the first wicket. Shardul Thakur gave the first blow to South Africa. He got Malan caught by Shreyas Iyer on a personal score of 22 runs. The second wicket of South Africa was also dismissed by Shardul. He clean bowled Bavuma on the score of 8 runs. Soon South Africa suffered another setback when Kuldeep dismissed in-form batsman Markram without opening an account. Quinton de Kock was out for the fourth wicket. He was dismissed lbw by Ravi Bishnoi on a personal score of 48 runs. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen have scored half-centuries for South Africa. David Miller scored 75 runs off 63 balls. Heinrich Klaasen scored 74 off 65 balls. 

Team India’s playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj, Avesh Khan. 

South Africa’s playing XI

Jaaneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Henrik Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabrez Shamsi. 

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