Recently, IND vs SA 1st T20 2022 played on 9th June 2022 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
South Africa recorded the highest successful run chase ever in T20 internationals as well as against India by 7 wickets.
According to the reports, the team winning the toss and choosing to bowl first have a higher chance of winning.
South Africa winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, was not able to control India’s explosive Batting Line up in the first innings.
IND vs SA 1st T20 2022 Highlights
INDIA’s BATTING PERFORMANCE: IND vs SA 1st T20 2022
IND vs SA 1st T20 has been very interesting. India started off well with a 57-run opening partnership until Ruturaj Gaikwad got out scoring 23 of 15 balls. The opening batsman Ishan Kishan performed well by scoring 76 runs off just 48 deliveries(11 Fours and 3 Sixes).
Finally, it was Hardik Pandya’s quickfire 31 runs off just 12 deliveries(2 Fours and 3 Sixes) that helped India score above 200 runs.
India’s score for the first 10 overs was 102-1 and for the last 10 overs, it was 111-3. India’s strong batting line-up took their team’s total to 211-4( including 16 Fours and 14 Sixes)
SOUTH AFRICA’s BATTING PERFORMANCE: IND VS SA 1st T20:
South Africa’s start was not well as they lost their captain’s wicket early at 22-1 in 2.2 overs with Temba Bavuma scoring 10 runs off 8 deliveries.
Later Dwaine Pretorius managed to score 29 of just 13 deliveries ( 1 Four and 4 Sixes) but was not able to sustain for long departing at 61-2 in 5.2 Overs.
South Africa’s opening batsman Quinton de Kock scored 22 of 18 deliveries but his wicket fell earlier at 81-3 in 8.3 overs.
At 8.3 overs, South Africa’s score was 81-3 and India seemed to be in control taking wickets of the best in-form batsmen until the arrival of Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller.
The 131-run partnership of just 63 deliveries between Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller is the 2nd highest 4th wicket partnership in T20 International matches.
Their partnership took South Africa’s total from 81-3 in 8.3 overs to 212-3 in 19.1 overs. (including 17 Fours and 14 Sixes) .
Initially, van der Dussen scored 22 off 25 balls at one point and later went on to score 53 runs in the next 21 balls.
David Miller’s 64 runs off just 31 deliveries (4 Fours and 5 Sixes) and Rassie van der Dussen’s 75 runs off just 46 deliveries (7 Fours and 5 Sixes) easily helped South Africa’s win over India by 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare.
The “Player of The Match” was David Miller for his wonderful innings. It wouldn’t be a surprising fact that both teams have hit 14 sixes in this match on a small-sized ground like Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Even a Target of 220-230 won’t be enough for a team to defend against their opponent at this venue.
IND VS SA 1st T20: OVERALL STATS
Rishabh Pant, making his captaincy debut against South Africa in this match would have to change his strategy a lot. Yuzvendra Chahal was given only two overs to bowl out of four when the match was almost done.
South Africa’s win against India in this match lead the five-match T20 series with a 1-0 lead. India’s consecutive 12-match winning streak in T20s comes to an end with this defeat.
India has to win the remaining 3 matches out of 4 to win this T20 series against South Africa.
The 2nd T20 match between India and South Africa will be played on 12th June 2022(Sunday) starting at 7:00 pm IST at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.