Africa vs India 1st t20i report
1st t20i India vs South Africa
Date: Sun Feb 18, 2018
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Time : 06:00am IST|12:30pm GMT|14:30pm Local
B Kumar India

S Dhawan's 39 balls 72 runs & B Kumar's 5 for powered India to knees down Africa by 28 runs at Johannesburg

1st twenty20 international match of 3-match series played between South Africa and India at Johannesburg today. Putting into bat first by South Africa, India with S Dhawan's quick 72 of 39 balls managed to put huge total of 203 runs in 20 overs. South Africa in reply score 175/9 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 28 runs. Hendricks played well for SA and made 70 runs. B Kumar bowled well for India and took 5 wickets of just 24 runs in his 4 overs. He declared man of the match.

Earlier Africa won the toss and put India into bat first. India got firing start with RG Sharma and S Dhawan initially. Rohit Sharma specially played aggrassive inning of 21 runs of just 9 balls before left the field. Suresh Rain after come back in side for long time played short but quick inning of 15 runs of just 7 balls. Skipper Kohli also went afert African bowlers well and smashed 25 runs of just 20 balls before lost his wicket. S Dhawan at other hand kept wicket in hand and played good inning of 72 runs of just 39 balls for India. India managed to put good total of 203 runs in 20 overs.

South Africa in reply chasing huge target of 204 runs, lost JT Smuts early scoring 14 runs. Skipper JP Duminy joined with Hendricks and tried to took the charge in hand. Duminy also lost his wivket scoring just 3 runs and Africa were in trouble. DA Miller also left the field in hurry scoring just 9 runs. Hendricks played well for Africa and contributed well 70 runs for Africa. Other batsmen failed to bat well and managed to score 175 runs in 20 overs. India won by 28 runs and led 3-match t20i series 1-0 as well.

Man of the match :- B Kumar (Ind)
Series - India led 3-match series 1-0
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