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IND vs SA 1st T20 world cup, South Africa won by 7 wicket

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South Africa were set to chase a mammoth 212 for victory in the 1st T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday.

Team India’s captain for the T20I series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant lamented

South Africa were set to chase a mammoth 212 for victory in the 1st T20 world cup at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday. They needed to achieve their highest-ever chase in T20Is and did so courtesy Miller (64* off 31) and Van der Dussen (75* off 46). The 24-year-old ( Rishabh Pant ), however, gave credit to Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller, whose unbeaten 131-run stand lifted the Proteas to a record win.

With the bat in his first game as leader of India, Pant contributed 29 off 16, striking two fours and as many sixes. In the chase, South Africa had stumbled to 81 for 3 in the 9th over. However, Pant and the Indian bowlers had no answers to Miller and Van der Dussen’s brilliance.

Pant said, “We had enough on the board, but I think we were a little off with the execution. But sometimes you got to give credit to the opposition. Miller and RvD batted well.”

Earlier, the hosts put up a healthy 211 for 4 as Ishan Kishan top-scored with 76 off 48. There were some handy contributions from the middle-order before Hardik Pandya’s cameo (31* off 12) lifted India past the 210-run mark.

The second T20Is of the series will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, June 12.

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