India go down fighting against South Africa in first T20I in national capital

New Delhi: Team India lost by seven wickets in the first match of the T20 series against South Africa. India had given a target of 212 runs to the visiting team, which they achieved with five balls remaining. The second T20 match between the two teams will be played in Cuttack on June 12 (Sunday).

In the first match, the heroes of the South African team’s victory were David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen. Both the players added an unbeaten 131 runs in 64 balls for the fourth wicket while beating the Indian bowlers fiercely. Miller made 64 in 31 balls and Dussen scored 75 runs in 46 balls.

Miller-Dussen set a special record

Miller and Dusen also set a special record during this partnership. This was the second highest partnership for the fourth wicket in a T20 International match between full member countries. The record for the biggest partnership in this case is in the name of Australian players David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell and Warner had a partnership of 161 runs against South Africa in 2016.

Both the players had a slow start

David Miller, who came to the crease after the dismissal of Quinton de Kock, scored only 9 runs in the first 10 balls. But after that, showing the form of IPL, he completed his half-century by scoring 41 runs in the next 12 balls. At the same time, Rassi van der Dussen also took full advantage of the two life donations received. Dussen had scored 22 runs in the first 26 balls, but after that his car also got back on track. David Miller hit seven fours and five sixes in his innings. While Dussen’s innings included five sixes and four fours.

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