The five-match Twenty20 series between India and South Africa begins today. It will be both teams’ first international series in a long time. Let us remind you that the first match of this series starts at 7 a.m. today at Arun Jaitley Stadium.
In the first T20 match, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and chose to bowl first. Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan got the Indian team off to a good start.
For the first wicket, they shared a half-century partnership. Ishan Kishan batted for the Indian team today, scoring 76 runs in 48 balls with 11 fours and three sixes. In the 13th over of the innings, he was defeated by Maharaj.
Let me tell you, after that, Rishabh Pant came to bat at the crease, and as soon as he arrived, there was such a commotion on the field that everyone began laughing when they saw him. Let us recall that in the 14th over when Shreyas Iyer was on strike, he played a normal shot from Kagiso Rabada, which was caught by the fielder standing on the leg side.
Rishabh Pant wanted to take a run on this ball, but Shreyas Iyer did not run because the ball was in the hands of the fielder. South Africa had a run-out opportunity due to this, but they missed it, and Pant was saved for the turn.
With the help of Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant’s stormy batting, the Indian team scored 211 runs for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs.