The grand batting of David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen, and glorious bowling up entrance, gave South Africa management of the primary ODI towards India, earlier than the house group produced the mom of all late prices to present the Proteas an enormous scare in Lucknow on Thursday.
Miller and Klaasen got here along with South Africa struggling on 110/4 within the 23rd over. However the ability and composure of the duo was distinctive as they stopped the rot after which minimize free, scoring 85 runs within the final 10 overs.
The in-form Miller struck a fiery 75 not out off 63 balls, with 5 fours and three sixes, whereas Klaasen was unbeaten on 74 off 65 deliveries, a high quality supporting act that noticed him hit six fours and a few sixes.
Their excellent unbeaten partnership of 139 in 17.4 overs lifted South Africa to 249/4 in 40 overs, the match being diminished after the beginning of play had been delayed for an hour-and-45-minutes.
They misplaced the toss and had been despatched in to bat on a difficult pitch providing seam and switch, and Quinton de Kock saved the top-order along with 48 off 54.
Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell then produced very good tight traces with the brand new ball, forcing each openers to play on.
Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj then turned the screw, conceding simply 23 runs in his eight overs and getting the wicket of Ishan Kishan, caught at leg-slip for 20.
That left India 51/4 within the 18th over and their required run-rate quickly grew to greater than 9.5 runs per over.
However Shreyas Iyer confirmed what a harmful hitter he’s, lashing 50 off 37 balls, and Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur (33 off 31) added 93 in 11 overs.
Rabada and Ngidi take key wickets
The good Rabada (8-2-36-2) and Lungi Ngidi (8-0-52-3) took key wickets on the loss of life and Tabraiz Shamsi, who was badly out of kinds, had 29 runs to defend within the final over.
Samson arrange an unimaginable end as he scored 15 off the primary three balls (together with a large), however Shamsi lastly managed to get the ball on a fuller size and a slog-sweep failed to search out the boundary, no run being taken, and India’s thrilling chase got here to an finish, the Proteas successful by 9 runs.
Samson completed with an outstanding 86 not out off 63 balls, tempering his often aggressive recreation at first, however then scoring with astonishing freedom on the loss of life.
Originally posted 2022-10-06 19:31:48.