Earlier in the game, South Africa after being put into bat first were blown away in the first 15 balls as they lost 5 wickets for 9 runs to quality swing bowling from Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh as they snared those five wickets between them. Aiden Markram looked fluent with his 25 off 24 balls. Wayne Parnell contributed with 24 but it came off 37 balls as he struggled for timing in the innings. It was Keshav Maharaj’s 41 off 35 balls that helped the Proteas to recover from 9-5 to 106-8 in 20 overs.
It was an excellent day for the Indian bowlers. Deepak
Chahar finished with 2-24 in 4 overs. Arshdeep Singh ended with 3-32 in 4 overs which included 17 runs that he conceded bowling the 19th over of the innings. Harshal Patel finished with 2-26 in 4 overs. Axar Patel bowled a miserly spell alongside taking a wicket as he had figures of 1-16 in 4 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin went wicketless but went for unbelievable figures of 0-8 in 4 overs. 6 extras were given by the Indian bowlers.
So, a win by 8 wickets for India as they go 1-0 up in this 3-match series. Stick around for the post-match presentation ceremony that shall come your way soon.