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IND vs SA 1st ODI Highlights: How South Africa came back from behind to thrash India by 31 runs

India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights: South Africa defeated India by 31 runs in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 20, 2022 11:07:04 am
South Africa India CricketSouth Africa celebrates the taking of the wicket of Shreyas Iyer during the first ODI match between South Africa and India in Paarl. (AP)

IND vs SA 1st ODI Highlights: India’s inexperienced middle-order wasn’t up to the task as South Africa went 1-0 up in the ODI series after beating India by 31 runs in the first ODI. Skipper Temba Bavuma scored 110 off 143 balls, while Rassie van der Dussen blasted an unbeaten 129 off 96 balls to lift South Africa from 68 for three to close to 296 for four. The duo added 204 runs for the fourth wicket. For India, Jasprit Bumrah (2/48) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/53) were among the wicket-takers.

India ended at 265/8 with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with 79.

Brief Scores:
South Africa: 296 for 4 in 50 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 129 not out, Temba Bavuma 110; Jasprit Bumrah 2/48).
India: 265 for 8 in 50 overs. (S Dhawan 79, V Kohli 51; Andile Phehlukawayo 2/26). PTI AT AT

Match EndedIndia tour of South Africa, 2021/22 - 1st ODI

South Africa

296/4 (50.0)


265/8 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st ODI )
South Africa beat India by 31 runs

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IND vs SA 1st ODI Highlights: India failed to chase down a target of 297 in Paarl.

22:22 (IST)19 Jan 2022
KL Rahul speaks:

"There's so much to learn. We started off really well, we couldn't get wickets in the middle. The middle-order couldn't get going. We were on par for the first 20-25 overs of the game. I thought we would chase it down easily but SA bowled really well and got crucial wickets. I didn't bat after the 20th over, I don't know if it changed drastically. Virat and Shikhar told that it was a good wicket to bat on, you just had to spend some time in the middle, unfortunately we couldn't get the partnership going."

22:01 (IST)19 Jan 2022

Shardul Thakur (50*) and Bumrah remain unbeaten at the end but TeamIndia loses the match by 31 runs. Another middle-order failure and Bavuma-Dussen tons hand India 31-run thrashing to begin post-Kohli era. SA take a 1-0 lead in the series


21:52 (IST)19 Jan 2022
4, 4 , 6

Shardul Thakur is milking away some quick runs here. Targets Ngidi and smashes him for 17 in the over. 43 needed in 2 overs for India to win the match

21:47 (IST)19 Jan 2022
All but over now

The task is too big for lower-order batters now.  Need 67 from 24 balls. South Africa started from Dhawan’s wicket and Indian batting looks unsettled after that. IND: 230/8 after 46 overs

21:41 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Are India missing Jadeja?

"Jadeja is big miss & we don't realize how much of an asset he is to the ICT. He brings a lot of balance in lower middle order & bridges the gap between batting allrounders & bowling all-rounders," writes Kandar on social media.

21:32 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is gone

Tabraiz Shamsi gets rid of the Indian tailender and South Africa inch closer to a win. IND 214/8 needs 83 from 43 balls, only miracles can swave this game in the way of IND

21:23 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Final 10 coming up

We are down to the last 10 overs. IND need 94 runs to win from 60 balls. Currently, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur are out in the middle. So unless Thakur (8*) and Bhuvneshwar (2*) conjure a miracle, this is all but done. IND are 203/7 after 40 overs

21:15 (IST)19 Jan 2022
ICYMI: The wicket of Pant
21:12 (IST)19 Jan 2022

Ashwin chops it on as Phehlukwayo roars in delight. Phehlukwayo always gets wickets somehow on most occasions. Maybe batters underestimate him at times. India needs 98 runs in 69 balls. IND: 199/7 after 38.3 overs


21:02 (IST)19 Jan 2022
How the table have turned

One wicket in each of the last three overs. Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, and Venkatesh Iyer went in quick succession. From 138/1, it's now 188/6. 


20:57 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Iyer departs

Venkatesh Iyer (2) is out. His short stay at the crease comes to an end. V Iyer hits it straight down the throat of van der Dussen at deep square leg off Ngidi. IND: 188/6 after 36 overs

20:51 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Stumped!! Pant is gone

Superb stumping down the leg-side from de Kock to get rid of Pant! India in trouble at 182/5


20:50 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Out! Caught by de Kock!!

Shreyas Iyer is gone for 17. Shreyas Iyer tries to pull the short one from Ngidi and manages to get a glove on it. Quinton de Kock moves to his left to pouch it with ease. India lose their fourth wicket.

20:48 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Drop by Bavuma

Shamsi tosses it up and Pant went for the full swing which is hit to the left of Bavuma, he had it in control but as he was tumbling over, the ball slips out of his hands. IND: 160/3

20:18 (IST)19 Jan 2022
🔴 CAUGHT! Kohli is gone

Kohli mistimes one as he goes for a sweep but top edges it off Shamsi and Bavuma takes it cleanly. Kohli departs for 51 off 63 balls. IND: 152/3 after 28.2 overs

20:03 (IST)19 Jan 2022

And that's out. Dhawan is clean bowled. Maharaj's persistence pays off. Even Kohli looks surprised at the wicket. Dhawan walks after a well-played 79. India two down.

19:55 (IST)19 Jan 2022
India steady

South Africa has brought in the spinners but Indian batters are still keeping it steady. Shamsi has bowled 2 overs but without much luck. Let's see if that changes. IND 125/1 after 23 overs.

19:36 (IST)19 Jan 2022
100 up for India

And that's 100 up for India and what a way to bring it. Did not get hold of that completely but places it in the gap for a 4. That's vintage Dhawan. 50 partnership for them. 100 for India.

19:29 (IST)19 Jan 2022
Dhawan's 50, Kohli keep India steady

Dhawan with his 50 and Kohli holds fort for India as they look to take advantage of this good start. What a shot by Kohli. Beautiful stroke. Staright to deep mid-wicket. IND 90/1 after 17 overs.

19:22 (IST)19 Jan 2022
FIFTY For Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has scored four fifties in his last seven ODI innings.

India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights:

KL Rahul will India in the ODI series against South Africa. (Twitter/BCCI Official)

KL Rahul keen to learn on the job

K L Rahul's sudden promotion has put him in uncharted territory. On Monday, the BCCI’s Twitter handle posted a picture of the 29-year-old addressing a team huddle. Virat Kohli, a member of the group, was listening with intent. Rahul’s body language was quite assertive. When Rahul led India in the second Test against South Africa, after back spasms had ruled Kohli out, he looked cagey, especially during the hosts’ run-chase in the fourth innings. But when he came for the press conference on the eve of the ODI series, he showed quiet confidence.

Rahul’s tacit approach is the exact opposite of Kohli’s high-octane style, but he isn’t a pushover either. When reminded about his ordinary record as captain in the Indian Premier League and the Test defeat at the Wanderers, Rahul’s reply had a cheeky dig. “Thanks for the stats, man. It gives me a lot of confidence.” He spoke about learning on the job. “I will make mistakes along the way. But I will learn and I will get better. That’s where my mind is at. This one-day series is a fresh start again, a new opportunity and a great opportunity to captain my country.”

Those who have covered Indian cricket for long enough will find a throwback, when Rahul Dravid took over the captaincy from the gung-ho Sourav Ganguly. Suddenly press conferences became matter-of-fact, troubling headline writers. This is not Rahul’s full-time initiation, but if morning shows the day, his style would be akin to his more illustrious namesake, who is now the head coach of the Indian team.

Rabada released from SA squad on eve of India ODI series

South Africa’s lead pacer Kagiso Rabada. (File)

South Africa’s lead pacer Kagiso Rabada was on Tuesday released from the team for the three-match One-Day International series against India as part of its workload management.

“Proteas seam bowler, Kagiso Rabada, has been released from the team for the Betway One-Day International (ODI) series against India due to high workloads over a sustained period of time and the need for him to recover prior the outbound Test series against New Zealand next month,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement.

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