IND vs SA 2021-22: After winning the 3-match Test series, they were badly defeated in the first match of the 3-match ODI series played at Newlands Park in Paarl on Wednesday. Batting first after winning the toss in the match, South Africa scored 296 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. In response, Team India could only score runs and lost the match by runs.
The batsmen of the host team, while continuing their excellent form of the Test series (IND vs SA) in the first ODI match, took the good news of the Indian bowlers. Captain Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen played brilliant centuries for South Africa.
IND vs SA: 2 South African batsmen scored centuries
In the first ODI between India and South Africa (IND vs SA), captain Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen scored a century for the hosts South Africa who came to bat after winning the toss. . Due to which South Africa scored a big score of 296 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Bavuma played a captaincy inning of 110 runs in 143 balls. The same Van der Dussen scored 129 runs in just 96 balls with the help of 9 fours and 4 sixes.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, South Africa did not start well. Opener batsman Jaaneman Malan returned to the pavilion after scoring only 6 runs. De Kock started well but he too could not make his innings big, and scoring 27 runs was bowled by Ashwin.
After decock, Aiden Markram also walked out on a brilliant throw by Venkatesh Iyer. Markram scored 4 runs. The hosts seemed to be in trouble after losing 3 wickets for 68 runs. But these two batsmen together first handled the team and then brought them to a good score. For Team India, Jasprit Bumrah took a maximum of 2 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin, who was returning to the ODI team after a long time, took 1 wicket.
Team India scattered like a pack of cards
Chasing the target of 297 runs captain KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan got the Indian team off to a good start. Both the batsmen put together a partnership of runs for the first wicket. Rahul could not make his innings big and scored runs on the ball of Aiden Makram. Dhawan then put him in a good position along with former captain Virat Kohli, who came to bat. Both the batsmen put together a partnership of 92 runs for the second wicket. Both the batsmen completed their half-centuries. Dhawan scored 79 while Kohli scored 51 runs.
After the dismissal of these two batsmen, Team India collapsed like a pack of cards. In the end, Shardul Thakur did show some courage, but he too could only reduce the margin of defeat. The Indian team could only score runs at the loss of 8 wickets, Shardul scored an unbeaten 50 off 43 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six.
Team India will have to return
After suffering a 2-1 defeat in the Test series, the Indian team has lost the first one-day match, going 1-0 down in the three-match series. Now Team India will have to win the last two matches to win the series. The next match of the series will be played at this ground in Paarl. The third and last match of the same series will be played in Cape Town. Team India would like to repeat the history of their last tour by winning both these matches. The Indian team won 5-1 in the 6-match ODI series played on the last tour of South Africa.
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