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India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Arshdeep, Suryakumar take IND to 8-wicket win on tough pitch against SA

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul have scored contrasting half centuries as the hosts chased down 107 on a difficult pitch to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul put up an unbeaten partnership of 93 off 63 balls
Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul put up an unbeaten partnership of 93 off 63 balls

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul steadied the Indian innings after fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell and Anrich Nortje all made the most of the fiery conditions in Thiruvananthapuram to dismiss Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli early. Earlier, the Indian pacers had done the same with better results, with Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar sending the South Africa top order tumbling within the first four overs. South Africa managed to limp to a score of 106/8. While it looked like South Africa could just make life difficult for India despite the low target, Suryakumar and Rahul steadied the chase and led India to what ended up being a comfortable win. ...Read More

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Sep 28, 2022 10:15 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: Rahul wins it with a six! IND beat SA by 8 wickets

KL Rahul reaches a half century as well in the process. That is that for the evening, folks. Rahul and SKY's half centuries show just how good the latter has been. While Suryakumar ends the match unbeaten on 50 off 33, Rahul is on 51 off 56 and his strike rate certainly improved a lot towards the end of this match. Not much of meaningful analysis you can do in this match considering the kind if pitch that was on offer. Two things are for sure, Keshav Maharaj is invaluable to South Africa in more ways than one, and Suryakumar Yadav has got magic flowing in his veins at the moment. India would hope that doesn't disappear in Australia later this year. 

Sep 28, 2022 10:14 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: Half century for Suryakumar Yadav!

Second consecutive fifty from SKY and this is certainly a special one. A tough surface to bat on, every single batter has struggled today but he has reached his half century in 33 balls. 

Sep 28, 2022 10:10 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: FOUR AGAIN! 100 for India

This time he creams it through covers. SKY takes India past 100 and he is now three runs away from his second consecutive T20I half century. “Somebody stop me!” is what he actually said through those two shots. 

Sep 28, 2022 10:09 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: FOUR! Lovely from SKY!

Batting is an easy job you would think if you watch SKY bat at the moment. Low full toss from Rabada, SKY drives it straight past the bowler for a four. 

Sep 28, 2022 10:07 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: India 91/2 in 15 overs 

Low full toss again from Nortje, this time to Suryakumar and he slives it past point for a boundary. That is how the 15th over ends and the partnership between these two is now 74 off 54. 

Sep 28, 2022 10:05 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: SIX! 

Rahul gets one out of the middle of the bat and Nortje's pace does the rest. Goes over cover and goes into the crowd. Should help Rahul's strike rate a bit, he has scored 43 runs in 52 balls. This is one match where a strike rate like that would be pardoned though, a real beast of a pitch. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:56 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: SIX! SKY goes inside out!

Enjoy this form while it lasts, folks. SKY is a machine at the moment. Maharaj tosses it, Suryakumar goes inside out over covers for a big six, his third in a match in which most batters have struggled to hit even a four. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:55 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: 50 partnership!

Well these two have pretty much closed up any slight chance of India making a meal of this. Keshav Maharaj comes in to bowl the next over. Nortje has two overs left, Rabada has one, it is a mystery as to what South Africa are saving them for. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:53 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: FOUR! Oh yes SKY!

That has gone along the ground to the deep mid-wicket boundary in about 2 seconds. Full from Shamsi and Suryakumar Yadav lets out an almighty whip to send that careening to the boundary. He reaches 26 off 20, India are 66/2 in 12 overs, 41 needed off 48.

Sep 28, 2022 9:51 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: SIX! 

Shamsi comes in to bowl the 12th. Googly gone wrong first up, Rahul goes down on a knee and pulls it over backward square leg. Strange decision from South Africa to take off Nortje considering they aren't defending much. Could have certainly brought in Rabada instead of Shamsi, who is another spinner that SKY can score runs off. India have reached 59/2 in 11/1 overs

Sep 28, 2022 9:48 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: FOUR! 50 up for India!

Short and wide from Maharaj, exactly what SKY is looking for and he cuts it past point for four. India get to 51/2 in 10.1 overs.  

Sep 28, 2022 9:47 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: SIX! 

Full at pace, as usual, on leg from Nortje so it is a bit of a hit-me delivery. And what a wonderful Rahul gave it, just whipping it over wide long on.

Sep 28, 2022 9:42 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score:  Some treatment for de Kock

De Kock does well to dive and stop a wide delivery from going to the boundary but throws his gloves away immediately in pain. He was in some discomfort earlier as well. the physio comes out and it takes some time before De Kock is allowed to continue. He takes his position behind the stumps and lets another scorcher bang into his gloves. Wicketkeeping is not an easy job in Test cricket, oh wait this is a T20 match. Can be hard to forget considering this pitch. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:37 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: India 38/2 after 9 overs

Nortje comes back to bowl his second over and this crowd lets out a roar, probably just relishing the contest more than anything else. He is boxing office, the South African pacer and this is a bowler's match. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:35 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: Excellent fielding from Rabada

The crowd applauds him on seeing the replay on the big screen. Suryakumar's cut shot off Maharaj went past the point fielder and looked certain to reach the boundary but Rabada comes charging in at the boundary, puts in a perfectly tim

Sep 28, 2022 9:26 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: BACK TO BACK SIXES!

This time SKY is in full control. Full on leg at pace from Nortje and Suryakumar flicks it wonderfully over fine leg. Perfect timing and it goes all the way. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:24 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: SIX! A lucky one for SKY!

That is just sheer pace doing the batter's job. 146kph, Suryakumar tries to whip it over fine leg, it ends up taking the edge but goes over the deep third man  boundary instead. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:22 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: OUT! Kohli goes!

Nortje has got Kohli with his first ball of the match. Now this is worth watching, this pitch is clearly not made for T20 cricket and Nortje is going to be dangerous on this. For now, stunned silence in the stadium as Kohli goes. 

Kohli c de Kock b Nortje 3 (9), India 17/2 in 6.1 overs

 

Sep 28, 2022 9:21 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: End of powerplay, India 17/1

India's lowest ever score after powerplay in a T20I match. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:13 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: FOUR! Over the slip cordon from Rahul!

Rahul takes a hard slash, it takes the upper edge and flies over the slip cordon for four. Those lucky edges have been India's main source of runs thus far. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:11 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: India 12/1 after 4 overs

India's current run rate is exactly 3, not something you get to see often in T20 cricket. Where Arshdeep and Chahar were making the most of the ball's movement through the air, Rabada and Parnell have generated movement off the deck. Rabada comes back for the fourth and, get this, there are three slips in place for him. This isn't Test cricket, remember. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:06 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: Kohli survives Rabada's fire!

You would think that India had gained a wicket after Rohit fell because the crowd had risen up to roar for Virat Kohli, who walked in almost as soon as his captain started walking. But he has been pinned down by Rabada, who bowls three absolute jaffas to test Kohli's outside edge. Before that, the first ball he faced in his innings took his inside edge. This is Test cricket stuff at the moment. 

Sep 28, 2022 9:03 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: GONE! A duck for Rohit!

Edged and gone! Rabada gets the first Indian wicket and it is that of the Indian captain. Full outside off but angling into the off stump as well, Rohit offers a rather weak forward defence and the ball takes the edge. Well the Indian pacers had swung in circles around the SA batters, now Rabada doing the same.  

Rohit Sharma c de Kock b Rabada 0 (2), India 9/1 in 2.2 overs

Sep 28, 2022 9:00 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: FOUR! Rahul is away!

Full on leg from Wayne Parnell, who bowls the 2nd over, and Rahul flicks it away quite easily for his first and India's first boundary of the match. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:55 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: Maiden over!

Nothing for Rahul in that over, Rabada has him pinned down. If it weren't for the fact that South Africa were limited to a score just above 100, this would be called a very good start for them. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:49 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: The players are out

There seems to be a slight drizzle, as is often the case this time of the year in Kerala, and the groundsmen seemed primed to bring on the covers. But Rohit and Rahul rush on to the field and so there will be play. Not much rain and so stoppages look unlikely.  

Sep 28, 2022 8:39 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: 20 overs done, South Africa 106/8

Make no mistake, this has been a very good rebuild from South Africa. The Indians will probably be a little disappointed that they couldn't hold down the visitors to a two-digit score but this is South Africa after all. They are bound to fight back in any situation and today, it was Keshav Maharaj who led that effort for them. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:34 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: OUT! And now Maharaj falls

Harshal finds the mark with the first ball of the final over. The home fans applaud Maharaj as he walks off, he may have given them a match to watch here. 

Keshav Maharaj b Harshal 41 (35), SA 101/8 in 19.1 overs

Sep 28, 2022 8:31 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: 100 up for South Africa!

Single after that boundary and Maharaj has led South Africa to a three digit score at least. What an innings this is and he is certainly the silver lining for them in this game. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:30 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: FOUR! A beauty from Maharaj!

Full outside off from Arshdeep and Maharaj just carves it through the empty cover region. That was a work of art and Maharaj moves to 40, SA are now on 99. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:28 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: SIX! Even better from Maharaj!

Well Maharaj now correctly predicts that Arshdeep will go short and tonks him over deep point for a six. Interesting start to the over, Maharaj is absolutely towering over the ruins of the South African innings. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:27 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: FOUR! Clever from Maharaj

Arshdeep brought back for the 19th over and looks like Maharaj knew that the young pacer will go for the yorker. That is exactly what Arshdeep tries but he misses and Maharaj gets in position early for a scoop over third man. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:22 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: FOUR!

Not a great delivery from Harshal but Maharaj does well to readjust, get bat on it and actually find the gap. Attempted slow ball gone wrong from Harshal, Maharaj was shaping up for a short one but then readjusts to swat it to the square leg. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:16 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: OUT! Parnell's vigil ends

That is the end for Parnell and he has eaten up a lot of deliveries here. South Africa won't blame him for it, in fact there is a chance that the Proteas won't even consider this match in their larger preparation for the World Cup, certainly from a batting perspective. 

Parnell c Yadav b AR Patel 24 (37), South Africa 68/7 in 15.5 overs

Sep 28, 2022 8:15 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: FOUR!

That's a good shot from Parnell. Short from Axar, 

Sep 28, 2022 8:06 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: SIX! Much needed for the Proteas

Maharaj can hit them and he shows it. Chahar brought back for the 13th over and so this will be his last for the match. Attempts a bouncer for the third ball but doesn't really generate the pace for it, Maharaj pulls it away over the boundary. 

Sep 28, 2022 8:01 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: 50 up for South Africa!

And it has taken them 12 overs. The fact that they would get there was a bit of a doubt but here they are. Where do they go from here and will the Indian batters also find the going as tough as this are the questions to consider. It is highly unlikely though, Rahul has not looked great but that can hardly be said about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli of late in the Indian middle order and, considering how things are currently going, India should not need any more than three batters to chase down whatever South Africa can set here. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:57 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: 10 overs gone, South Africa 48/6

Wayne Parnell and Keshav Maharaj are out there, trying to salvage whatever they can from here. They can take solace from the fact that Arshdeep and Chahar have just one over left each. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:47 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: OUT! And now Markram falls

Seems like ruin is all South Africa have in their destiny for this match. India appeal for LBW, umpire shakes his head and Harshal Patel asks Rohit Sharma to take the DRS. Rishabh Pant backs him up and Rohit goes for it. Ball tracking shows that the ball would have hit middle stump. That is a big wicket. 

Markram lbw b HV Patel 25 (24), South Africa 42/6 in 8 overs

Sep 28, 2022 7:44 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: SIX! Great shot from Markram

Predictable from Harshal, similar length bowled a few times now and Makram swings away to send the ball flying into the stands. Markram seems to be the only standing between South Africa and utter batting ruin. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:36 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: End of SA's powerplay from hell, 30/5 in 6 overs

India reviewed for a caught behind off Arshdeep, who bowled the sixth over. Pretty strange from Rohit considering both the bowler and wicketkeeper were not really excited. The replays confirm that Aiden Markram is safe and India lose a review. Arshdeep and Chahar have bowled three overs each in this powerplay and now Ashwin comes on. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:30 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: SIX!

And finally something you see normally in a T20 match. Chahar is no longer swinging it because of which Wayne Parnell finds the confidence to come down the track, make room and send the ball over extra cover.

Sep 28, 2022 7:24 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: FOUR! Markram playing a different match

Arshdeep didn't get his hat-trick as he returns for the fourth over. The second is bowled full outside leg, Markram flicks it away for four. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:18 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: OUT! ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

Well something extraordinary is happening here. Tristan Stubbs, the much heralded youngster, tries to cut it over point. Extra bounce from Chahar and the ball shoots up off the edge, third man comes in and takes the catch. Can this get any worse for South Africa? 

Stubbs c Arshdeep Singh b Chahar 0 (1), SA 9/5 in 2.3 overs

Sep 28, 2022 7:15 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: GONE! MILLER FALLS, ARSHDEEP ON A HAT-TRICK!

Oh a contender for ball of the series already! Arshdeep will be on a hat-trick whenever he comes bac next. South Africa have been shredded to pieces already! Arshdeep had got the last ball to shape out, he has brought this one and it runs through Miller's gates to smash on to the stumps. 

Miller b Arshdeep Singh 0 (1), South Africa 8/4 in 2 overs

Sep 28, 2022 7:13 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: OUT! Early collapse for SA!

Swing, a nick and Rishabh Pant. 

Rossouw c Pant b Arshdeep Singh 0 (1), SA 8/3 in 1.5 overs 

Sep 28, 2022 7:09 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: OUT! And now De Kock falls!

Arshdeep Singh gets a wicket with his 2nd ball of the match, what a start for India! De Kock shapes up for the cut shot but the ball isn't quite short enough, it takes the inside edge and slams on to the stumps. 

de Kock b Arshdeep 1 (4), South Africa 1/2 in 1.2 overs

Sep 28, 2022 7:05 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score: BOWLED HIM!

He kept getting the ball to swing away and then an inswinger to bowl Bavuma over! Brilliant from Chahar. 

Bavuma b Chahar 0 (4), South Africa 1/1 after the 1st over

Sep 28, 2022 7:01 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score 1st T20: The players are out!

As said before, Bavuma is out and he is at the non-striker's end with Quinton de Kock taking strike. Deepak Chahar has the ball in his hands. 

Sep 28, 2022 7:00 PM IST

IND vs SA Live Score: Temba Bavuma returns

The South African captain has not played since the conclusion of their last series in India due to injury. He would be keen to shake off the rust. He has walked out to open the innings for the Proteas.  

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