South Africa began off the ODI collection towards India in grand fashion, registering an exciting win within the opening ODI, which was lowered to 40 overs per facet because of rain at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday.
After being requested to bat first, the vacationers began properly however have been troubled ultimately by Indian bowlers dropping 4 wickets for 110 in 22.2 overs.
Nonetheless, David Miller and Heinrich Klassen took cost and slammed unbeaten half-centuries to regular the ship. Miller (75 not out off 63 balls) and Klassen (74 not out off 65 balls) fashioned a exceptional stand of 139 runs off 106 balls to take the staff’s complete to 249/4 in 40 overs.
In response, the hosts have been in a spot of hassle, dropping 4 wickets for simply 51 in 17.4 overs. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson then partnered to take their facet out of the recent waters.
Iyer smashed a comeback half-century to place India in management, scoring 50 off 37 balls earlier than Lungi Ngidi removed him. Samson, nonetheless, stored the scoreboard ticking and fashioned one other very important stand with Shardul Thakur.
The duo added 93 runs for the sixth wicket and took India shut earlier than the guests got here again and picked up three wickets in fast succession.
The competition went right down to the wire, and the equation reached India needing 30 runs within the last over. Samson tried his finest however may solely handle to attain 20 as India fell 9 runs quick. The wicketkeeper-batter remained unbeaten at 86 off 63 balls with the assistance of 9 fours and three sixes.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Issues went proper right down to the wire nevertheless it’s South Africa who win the primary #INDvSA ODI.#TeamIndia will look to bounce again within the second ODI. 👍
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/d65WZUUDh2 pic.twitter.com/RUcF80h2Xv
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 6, 2022
🚨 RESULT | SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 9 RUNS
Wickets at common intervals gave the #Proteas the early momentum however India fought again. A 93-run sixth-wicket stand threatened to steal the win however our bowlers held their nerve to say the victory#INDvSA #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/MqRBks42TE
— Proteas Males (@ProteasMenCSA) October 6, 2022
Prime class from sanju Samson, very aggressive, very spectacular, you deserve the applause!! @IamSanjuSamson
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 6, 2022
They got here, they fought arduous and took a 1⃣-0⃣ lead with a 9️⃣-run win within the 1st Mastercard #INDvSA ODI!
Elevate your 🙋🙋 for those who #BelieveInBlue to bounce again within the subsequent encounter.#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/5l2WtMup6A
— Star Sports activities (@StarSportsIndia) October 6, 2022
Sanju Samson in ODI format:
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 6, 2022
A defeat within the collection opener 😔
Fifties from Samson and Shreyas, and a late cameo from Shardul wasn’t sufficient to take us over the road.#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/j0x2ocY01J
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 6, 2022
You be sleeping 90% of ODI match after which all of a sudden final 5 overs provides totally different kick.
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) October 6, 2022
Good struggle from the boys, subsequent time we’ll make it to the opposite facet! 💪#TeamIndia 🇮🇳❤️#SaddaPunjab #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/1j2sPMhILV
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 6, 2022
Sanju Samson was distinctive tonight in a tricky run chase. Absolutely deserves extra alternatives. Can bat at any place & has all of the photographs
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 6, 2022
Got here in at 51/4. Completed with 86* off 63. Gave the nation hope.
Pleased with you, Sanju Samson. 💗🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Pp0kix7PoR
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 6, 2022