Participant Of The Match Arshdeep Singh

The Males in Blue kickstarted their marketing campaign in opposition to the Proteas with a snug 8-wicket win on the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram to take a 1-0 lead within the 7match T20I collection.

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav hit half-centuries as India chased down a trivial whole of 108 after a star efficiency from India’s bowling division.

KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. PC- BCCI

Arshdeep Singh lauds Deepak Chahar for setting the tone early

Talking after his extraordinary show, Participant of the Match Arshdeep Singh stated, “I had considered what to say if I get the person of the match award and received slightly excited (when he was keen to return and speak). Within the first over DC bhai (Deepak Chahar) set the tone and we knew there was loads of assist from the floor. The plan was to maintain it easy and bowl in the appropriate areas.”

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh. (Picture: BCCI)

“I loved Miller’s wicket as I believed he was anticipating an outswinger however I bowled an inswinger as a substitute. The thought was to get his (Maharaj) wicket however he performed properly and the plan might have been completely different. I’m refreshed, had coaching session at NCA and hopefully I give such performances transferring ahead as properly,” concluded the 23-year-old pacer.

Match Highlights

India cruised to a snug win to seal the opening tie after a chic batting show from Suryakumar Yadav (50*) and KL Rahul (51*). Chasing 108, India faltered early shedding each marquee batsmen – Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli cheaply. Nevertheless, the duo of SKY and Rahul took on the mantle to regular the chase and see issues out to make sure the Males in Blue recover from the road comfortably.

Earlier, Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh set the stage with terrific bowling. Arshdeep bagged three wickets whereas Chahar managed two wickets to limit Proteas to 106/8 in 20 overs.

Deepak Chahar, PC- BCCI
Deepak Chahar, PC- BCCI

Whereas Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh put up an excellent show with the ball, rattling Proteas, it was Keshav Maharaj who waged a lone battle with a 41-run knock taking South Africa to 106/8 from 9/5 in three overs. Aiden Markram (25) and Wayne Parnell (24) have been the one different batters to achieve double-digits within the Proteas lineup.

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