India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights: South Africa defeats India with a 9-run victory, despite Sanju Samson's valiant 86-run effort. Check the full match report India vs South Africa 1st ODI.
India vs South Africa Highlights 1st ODI: India fell to 51 for 4 in 17.4 overs, but Sanju Samson led the chase with a 63-ball 86 not out, but it was not enough as they finished at 240 for 8.
The fifties from David Miller 75 not out, Heinrich Klaasen, 74 not out, and Quinton de Kock’s 48 after the match was limited to 40 overs owing to a wet outfield.
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In response, India fell to 51 for 4 in 17.4 overs, but Sanju Samson carried the chase deep with a 63-ball 86 not out, but it was all in vain as they finished at 240 for 8.
While Samson was the hosts’ best scorer, Shreyas Iyer struck 50 off 37 balls.
Shardul Thakur, 33 off 31 balls, also delivered some ferocious hits, but Lungi Ngidi (3/52) claimed two wickets in the 38th over to end India’s momentum.
Kagiso Rabada (2/36) grabbed two wickets as well.
Shardul Thakur of India claimed two South African wickets, while Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav each took one.
Shikhar Dhawan’s Team India prepares to face Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in the first game of a three-match ODI series on Thursday at the Ekana Atal Bihari Vajpayee cricket stadium in Lucknow.
India had previously won the three-match Twenty20 International series 2-1.
The opening ODI of India’s three-match series against South Africa has been delayed by half an hour owing to rain in Lucknow on Thursday.
Rain has been dropping in the city for many days. Rain will fall heavily during the day.
“Rainy day! “The Toss and Match Time for the #INDvSA Lucknow ODI have been moved back by half an hour due to an early inspection,” the BCCI tweeted.
The match will now begin at 2 p.m. IST, with the toss taking place at 1:30 p.m. instead of 1 p.m.
The Indian team’s practice session was optional and canceled due to heavy rains.
On a moving surface, chasing a goal of 250 in 40 overs would not be simple.
India had already given South Africa an advantage through bad fielding and lost catches.
Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill made matters worse by departing quickly, dropping India to 8/2.
India vs South Africa 1st ODI
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan mounted a fightback with a 40-run partnership, but India lost fast wickets again.
Their conservative attitude did not benefit India in a high-stakes chase. Kishan got 20 points on 37 balls, while Gaikwad earned 19 points on 42 balls.
Both appeared to be playing to maintain their spots in the starting XI.
On the other hand, T20 World Cup reserve Shreyas Iyer sent a timely warning to the selectors with a superb 37-ball 50 to take the attack to South Africa.
His 67-run partnership with Sanju Samson off 54 balls kept India in the contest.
While he was out on a Lungi Ngidi delivery, Shardul Thakur and Sanju Samson took over.
Samson struggled at first, but he eventually got his stride. However, India has a soft spot for Tabraiz Shamsi, blasting him for 89 runs in 8 overs.
Samson and Shardul kept the asking rate under control in the middle overs with a magnificent 93-run stand, only 66 balls. Shardul made 33 out of 31.
However, with Shardul out in the 38th over, India’s hopes vanished rapidly.
Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan were out in the 19th over after Samson failed to earn a strike.
That effectively destroyed India’s aspirations, as the hosts required 30 runs off the last over.
Samson’s best efforts with one six and three fours did not aid the situation.
Samson finished with an undefeated 86 off 63 balls. He hit nine boundaries and three sixes.
India fell short of the mark, scoring just 240/8.
South Africa Defeated India by 9 Runs in the first One Day International (ODI)
South Africa had a poor start as they were put in to bat earlier. Quinton De Kock and Janneman Malan had to work hard against the Indian pace onslaught.
After Shardul Thakur broke the partnership in the 13th, South Africa quickly dropped wickets.
Temba Bavuma departed soon after a fantastic Shardul Thakur delivery.
Kuldeep Yadav quickly dispatched Aiden Markram with a stunning twisting leg spin similar to the one he delivered to Babar Azam in the 2019 World Cup.
India took control when Quinton De Kock left for 48. India’s domination stopped there.
Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller, who have a particular fondness for Indian circumstances, took over.
Poor fielding and three dropped catches did not assist India’s case. South Africa scored 157 in the remaining 20 overs after 92/3 after 20 overs.
Klaasen and Miller combined for 139 runs off 106 deliveries, destroying the Indian bowling attack.
Ravi Bishnoi failed to impress, bowling 69 balls for 69 runs. Avesh Khan went for 51, while Mohammed Siraj went for 49.
Klaasen hit an undefeated 74 from 65 deliveries, including six fours and two sixes.
Miller, for his part, scored his maiden ODI fifty against India, finishing unbeaten on 75 from 63 deliveries.
As South Africa reached 249/4, his innings comprised five fours and three sixes.