New Delhi: In the first T20 match between India and South Africa played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday, South Africa won by 7 wickets. Chasing the target of 211 runs, Proteas won the match in 19.1 overs by batting brilliantly. The heroes of the match were David Miller and Recy van der Dussen. Batting at number three, Recy scored an unbeaten 75 off 46 balls, while David Miller scored 64 runs in 31 balls to give his team a spectacular victory.
Ishaan Kishan Appreciation
Captain Temba Bavuma said after the resounding win, we are happy with our performance. We expected the wicket to get better as the night progressed. However, there are some areas on which we can improve.
Captain Temba praised Ishan Kishan’s batting and said, I think the way Ishan batted, he made it easy. He put our spinners under pressure. It was a brilliant batting performance.
Brilliant innings from Miller and Recy
The captain added, “David carried on with his excellent form, which was well supported by Recy. It was a good wicket which made sense to read the situation better. We have a lot of faith in Recy. He moves it slowly up the innings and takes it to the end. David plays an explosive innings. The captain said on the heat of Delhi, yes it was hot, but it was not that hot. The weather is changing rapidly so players have to stay hydrated.
David Miller said a big thing
Man of the match David Miller said, “I think it’s a very tough job, in the last four-five years I have developed a better understanding of my game. Reci played brilliantly at the back end. I kept going and Reci had to either pierce the gap or find a boundary. We thought about reducing dot balls.
David added, understanding and winning the game gives you a lot of confidence. Wherever I bat, I always want to make a difference. Number 5 is now the place. I have done well in domestic cricket at No 4 but South Africa with world class players is a different story. Wherever I am, I am happy to bat.
first published:June 10, 2022, 1:32 a.m.