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South Africa vs India 1st T20, Bhuvi got 5, India wins the first T20 by 28 runs

South Africa vs India 1st T20, Bhuvi got 5, India wins the first T20 by 28 runs
Written by Abhishek Lohia

1st T20 between India and South Africa will be played on Today at 4:30 pm on The Wanderers, Johannesburg. Proteas are playing under the captaincy of JP Duminy while Skipper Virat Kohli is leading team India in all three formats. Suresh Raina is making a comeback in INTL cricket through this series. He played his last T20 match in 2017, while in ODI he is out from the team since 2015 due to a fitness issue. Now he will try to book his place for next year ICC world cup squad. Proteas are seeming this T20 series as a fresh start after losing the ODI series against India. South Africa won the Test series, but they did not succeed to win ODI series and lost it by 5-1. Indian Left-arm-bowler Jaydev Udanakat might be a key factor for India, and team management is considering his presence seriously.

9:27 pm- Unadkat to Shamsi, no run, India go 1-0 up, India win the first T20 by 28 runs. RSA 175/9, 20 overs, Bhuvneshwar 4-0-24-5

9:25 pm- Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, out Caught by Chahal!!

9:24 pm- Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, FOUR,

Bhuvneshwar 4-0-24-5

9:14 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, out Caught by Raina!! Bhuvneshwar to Chris Morris, out Caught by Raina!!

9:12 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Klaasen, out Caught by Raina!!

9:09 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Hendricks, out Caught by Dhoni!! Hendricks c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 70(50) [4s-8 6s-1]

9:08 pm- Hardik Pandya to Klaasen, FOUR,

9:07 pm- Hardik Pandya to Klaasen, SIX, going, going, gone!

9:05 pm- Hardik Pandya to Klaasen, 1 run, backs away and mistimes the ball away to cover for a single

9:03 pm- Bumrah to Hendricks, FOUR

8:58 pm- Chahal to Behardien, out Caught by Manish Pandey!! Behardien c Manish Pandey b Chahal 39(27) [4s-3 6s-2]

8:57 pm- Chahal to Hendricks, FOUR,

Score after 12 overs, RSA 103/3, Hendricks 47*, Behardien 25*, Chahal 3-0-31-0

8:46 pm- Chahal to Hendricks, FOUR,

8:43 pm- Chahal to Hendricks, FOUR, crouches down and slog sweeps the ball away.

8:36 pm- Chahal to Behardien, FOUR,

8:35 pm- Chahal to Behardien, SIX,

8:34 pm- Score after 9 overs, India 68/3, Behardien 9*, Hendricks 30*, Pandya 2-0-21-1

8:33 pm- Pandya to Behardien, FOUR runs,

8:31 pm-  Pandya to Behardien, 1 run, another one, around the middle, worked to deep square leg for one

8:30 pm- Chahal to Hendricks, 1 run,

8:28 pm- Chahal to Behardien, 1 run, very slow on the leg,

8:27 pm- Chahal to Behardien, 1 run, lots of flight, around the middle, driven to long-on

8:24 PM- Score after 7 overs, RSA 55/3, Hendricks 24*, Behardien 1*, Pandya 1-0-14-1

8:18 pm- Hardik Pandya to Miller, out Caught by Dhawan!! Slower delivery on middle and off, on a length, Miller walks down and chips that high, and Dhawan gobbles that at well in front of the long-on boundary. Miller c Dhawan b Hardik Pandya 9(5) [6s-1]

8:17 pm- Hardik Pandya to Miller, SIX, unbelievable fielding by Bumrah! Wow!

8:10 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Duminy, out Caught by Raina!! Wow!Duminy c Raina b Bhuvneshwar 3(7), 

Score after 4 overs, RSA 35/1, Duminy 2*, Hendricks 17*, Udanakat 2-0-18-1

8:06 pm- Unadkat to Duminy, no run

8:05 pm- Unadkat to Hendricks, 1 run, to short third man

8:04 pm- Unadkat to Hendricks, no run

Score after 3 overs, RSA 30/1, Smuts 14, Hendricks 14*, Bhuvneshwar 2-0-16-1

8:02 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, out Caught by Dhawan!! Smuts c Dhawan b Bhuvneshwar 14(9) [4s-3] Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, THAT’S OUT!! Caught!!

8:01 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Hendricks, SIX, to extra cover

8:00 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, 1 run, to mid-wicket

7:59 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Hendricks, 1 run,

Score after 2 overs, RSA 17/0, Smuts 13*, Hendricks 6*, Udanakat 1-0-14-0

7:58 pm- Unadkat to Smuts, FOUR, to long-off

7:57 pm- Unadkat to Smuts, FOUR, to long-on

7:56 pm- Unadkat to Hendricks, no run

7:55 pm-Unadkat to Hendricks, FOUR, to deep extra cover

7:54 pm- Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Score after 1 over, RSA 6/0, Smuts 5*, Hendricks 1*, Bhuvneshwar 1-0-6-0

7:53 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, no run

7:52 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, no run

7:50 pm- Bhuvneshwar to Smuts, FOUR, just a tad short and wide, given room to free his arms, thrashed away square of the wicket for four

Smuts and Hendricks are at the crease. Smuts is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack

Highest targets chased down against India:
200 by SA, Dharamsala, 2015
193 by WI, Mumbai WS, 2016
191 by WI, Kingston, 2017

Highest targets chased down at the Wanderers:
232 WI vs SA, 2015
206 SA vs WI, 2007
205 Aus vs SA, 2016
172 SA vs Eng, 2016

Score after 20 overs, India 203/5, Pandya 13*, Pandey 29*, Paterson 4-0-48-0

7:39 pm- Paterson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, great control of the yorker again, Pandya squeezes it out to backward square leg

7:38 pm- Paterson to Manish Pandey, 1 run,

7:38 pm- Paterson to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, to mid-on,

7:37 pm- Paterson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run,

7:35 pm- Paterson to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs,

Score after 19 overs, India 195/5, Manish Pandey 25*, Pandya 9*, Morris 4-0-39-1

7:32 pm- Chris Morris to Manish Pandey, 1 run, low full toss and Pandey only manages to mistimes the slog to deep mid-wicket

7:31 pm- Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, to backward square leg

7:30 pm- Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, did he even see that ball? Swung really hard at it, got into a good position

7:28 pm- Chris Morris to Dhoni, out Bowled!! He’s walked across the stumps and missed a low full toss. Dhoni wanted to flick this ball over backward square leg, but missed the line totally and the ball crashed into the base of leg stump. Dhoni b Chris Morris 16(11) [4s-2]

Score after 18 overs, India 183/5, Manish Pandey 24*, Dhoni 16*, Paterson 3-0-39-0

7:25 pm- Paterson to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni walks across and tries to place it wide of long leg but the bowler cleverly followed him with a back of a length and made it tougher

7:22 pm- Paterson to Manish Pandey, no run

7:21 pm- Paterson to Dhoni, 1 run, to fine leg

7:20 pm- Paterson to Dhoni, FOUR, oh what power from Dhoni!

Score after 17 overs, India 175/4, Manish Pandey 22*, Dhoni 10*, Morris 3-0-28-0

7:19 pm- Chris Morris to Dhoni, FOUR, to deep backward point

7:18 pm- Chris Morris to Dhoni, 1 run, to square leg

7:17 pm- Chris Morris to Manish Pandey, 1 run

7:16 pm- Chris Morris to Dhoni, 2 runs

Score after 16 overs, India 164/4, Manish Pandey 20*, Dhoni 2*, Shamsi 4-0-37-1

7:15 pm- Shamsi to Manish Pandey, no run,

7:14 pm- Shamsi to Manish Pandey, no run, defended straight back to the bowler, hit the inside half of the bat

Score after 15 overs, India 157/4, Manish Pandey 15*, Dhoni 1*, Phulkeywayo 2-0-16-1

7:13 pm- Phehlukwayo to Manish Pandey, 1 run,

7:12 pm- MS Dhoni, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7:11 pm- Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, FOUR,

7:10 pm- Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, FOUR, oh hit so well!

7: 09 pm- Most runs conceded by a SA bowler on debut:
* 47 J DALA v Ind, Joburg, 2018
44 W Parnell v Aus, Gabba, 2009
43 J Botha v Aus, Gabba, 2006
43 M de Lande v NZ, Hamilton, 2012

Score after 14 overs, India 149/3, Manish Pandey 13*, Dhawan 68*, Dala 4-0-47-2

7:08 pm- Junior Dala to Dhawan, FOUR, to backward square leg

7:07 pm- Junior Dala to Manish Pandey, 1 run, to mid-on

7:07 pm- Junior Dala to Dhawan, FOUR,

7:06 pm- Junior Dala to Manish Pandey, 1 run, down the leg-side

7:05 pm- junior Dala to Manish Pandey, no run

Score after 13 overs, India 138/3, Manish Pandey 11*, Dhawan 59*, Phehlukwayo 1-0-8-0

7:04 pm- Phehlukwayo to Manish Pandey, 1 run,

7:02 pm- Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, 1 run, to mid-wicket

7:00 pm- Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, 2 runs, brilliant running.

6:59 pm- Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

Score after 12 overs, India 128/3, Manish Pandey 10*, Dhawan 52*, Shamsi 3-0-30-1

6:56 pm- Shamsi to Pandey, no run

6:55 pm- Shamsi to Dhawan, FOUR runs

6:52 pm- Shamsi to Pandey, SIX runs,

Score after 11 overs, India 116/3, Manish Pandey 3*, Dhawan 47*, Smuts 2-0-14-1

6:49 pm- Smuts to Pandey, 1 run,

6:47 pm- Smuts to Dhawan, 2 runs,

Score after 10 overs, India 110/3, Manish Pandey 1*, Dhawan 43*, Shamsi 2-0-18-1

6:46 pm- Shamsi to Kohli, OUT, and given! Shamsi is absolutely thrilled, but Kohli reviews! Kohli is quite confident. Flat outside off, the ball pitches and spins back in, beats Kohli on the inside edge and hits him in front of middle and leg. Hit him on the back pad. Three reds on HawkEye, so the decision stays. And he finds consolation for the drop in the previous over.

V Kohli lbw b Shamsi 26 (20b 2×4 1×6) SR: 130.00

6:45 pm- Shamsi to Kohli, 1 run,

Score after 9 overs, India 106/2, Kohli 25*, Dhawan 41*, Smuts 1-0-8-0

6:43 pm- Smuts to Kohli, 1 run, 89 kph,

6:42 pm- Smuts to Dhawan, no run, 93 kph, full and wide, under-edged towards short third man.

6:41 pm- Smuts to Kohli, 1 run, flat outside off, 85 kph, pushed to long-on. India’s 100 is up in the 9th over

6:40 pm- Smuts to Dhawan, 1 run, flat around off, worked to deep midwicket, there is a misfield but no damage done.

Score after 8 overs, India 98/2, Kohli 23*, Dhawan 35*, Shamsi  1-0-14-0

6:39 pm- Shamsi to Kohli, SIX runs,

6:38 pm- Shamsi to Kohli, FOUR runs,

6:37 pm- Shamsi to Kohli, no run,

Score after 7 overs, India 80/2, Kohli 10*, Dhawan 34*, Morris  2-0-17-0

6:35 pm- Morris to Dhawan, FOUR runs,

6:33 pm- Morris to Kohli, 1 run,

6:31 pm- Morris to Kohli, no run,

Score after 6 overs, India 73/2, Kohli 9*, Dhawan 30*,Dala 3-0-36-2

6:30 pm- Dala to Dhawan, FOUR runs, 139 kph,

6:28 pm- Dala to Dhawan, SIX runs,

6:27 pm- Dala to Kohli, FOUR runs, full and wide, in the slot and carved through cover, the Kohli trademark. His feet aren’t right, but his timing is.

Score after 5 overs, India 60/2, Kohli 3*, Dhawan 19*, Morris 1-0-11-o

6:25 PM- Morris to Dhawan, FOUR runs, another bouncer, quick down leg

6;24 PM- Morris to Dhawan, FOUR runs,

Score after 4 overs, India 49/2, Kohli 0*, Dhawan 11*, Dala 2-0-18-2

6:20 pm- Dala to Raina, OUT, 147 kph, Dala takes his second. Raina’s belligerent innings end. A full delivery, around middle and leg, Raina clears his front leg, looking to hoick away into the leg side, but the ball takes the leading edge and lobs back to the bowler. An easy catch, Dala is pumped.

SK Raina c & b Dala 15 (7b 2×4 1×6) SR: 214.28

6:19 pm- Dala to Raina, FOUR runs, full outside off, Raina looks to hit the ball over the leg side

6:15 pm- Dala to Dhawan, SIX runs, full on middle and leg, in the slot and Dhawan flicks it away for six. Too easy. Flicked away nonchalantly, way over midwicket

Score after 3 overs, India 37/1, Raina 11*, Dhawan 4*, Paterson 2-0-31-0

6:14 pm- Paterson to Raina, FOUR runs, dropped and it trickles away for four

6:12 pm- Paterson to Raina, SIX runs, flat-batted for six. Raina-d for six. He backs away,

6:10 pm- Paterson to Dhawan, 1 run,

Score after 2 overs, India 24/1, Raina 0*, Dhawan 2*, Dala 1-0-6-1

6:09 pm- Junior Dala to Rohit, out Caught by Klaasen at fine leg!! Rohit c Klaasen b Junior Dala 21(9) [4s-2 6s-2]

6:08 pm- Junior Dala to Rohit, FOUR,

6:07 pm- Junior Dala to Dhawan, 1 run

Score after 1 over, India 18/0 Rohit 17*, Dhawan 1*, Paterson 1-0-17-0

6:06 pm- Paterson to Rohit, FOUR,

6:05 pm- Paterson to Rohit, SIX

6:02 pm- Paterson to Dhawan, 1 run

6:00 pm- Paterson to Rohit, SIX

South Africa have won the toss and have opted to field

South Africa (Playing XI): JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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