Group India fully dominated the proceedings within the opening T20I of the continued three-match sequence in opposition to South Africa at Greenfield Worldwide Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
Bowling first, the hosts restricted Proteas at 106/8 of their allotted 20 overs, due to an incredible bowling show. Arshdeep Singh, who was rested for the Australia sequence, got here out all weapons blazing to destroy the South African high order.
The left-armer picked up three wickets for 32 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Likewise, Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel additionally shined with the ball, bagging a few scalps every whereas conceding 24 and 26 runs, respectively.
Regardless of shedding 5 wickets for simply 9 runs, the vacationers nonetheless managed to go previous 100, courtesy of useful knocks from Keshav Maharaj (41), Aiden Markram (25) and Wayne Parnell (24).
Chasing the paltry goal of 107, India misplaced star batters Rohit Sharma (0) and Virat Kohli (3) early. Nonetheless, the low rating couldn’t add extra strain as KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav took the Males in Blue over the end line.
Each Rahul and Surya smashed their respective half-centuries as the house workforce accomplished the chase in 16.4 overs with eight wickets in hand. Whereas Rahul scored an unbeaten 51 with the assistance of two fours and 4 sixes, Suryakumar smashed an undefeated 50 from 33 balls, together with 5 fours and three maximums.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
#TeamIndia end issues off in model! 👌 👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 28, 2022
🚨 RESULT | INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS
— Proteas Males (@ProteasMenCSA) September 28, 2022
Batting clicked vs Australia, so it was good to see the bowlers step up at the beginning of a brand new sequence. This was a whole workforce bowling effort.
PS: Group should purchase Rohit dinner for successful this imp toss. Batting first right here would not have been best 😅 #INDvSA
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 28, 2022
🏏🙌 MATCH-WINNER! SKY continues his golden run with the bat with yet one more half-ton!
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) September 28, 2022
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 28, 2022
Right here’s hoping SKY can hold this consistency going until publish the World Cup and hold scoring at 140-150 Strike charge. At his finest in the meanwhile. @surya_14kumar
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 28, 2022
A job nicely performed ✅
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 28, 2022
Most males’s T20Is received by Indian captains in an 12 months:
16* – Rohit Sharma in 2022
15 – MS Dhoni in 2016#INDvSA
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) September 28, 2022
Cometh the hour, cometh SKY! 💙
Very good innings underneath strain 💪
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 28, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 28, 2022