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India vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights: Sanju Samson hit an unbeaten 86, but India lost to South Africa in the first One-Day International at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. India lost two early wickets while chasing a target of 250, as Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill were both dismissed inside the first powerplay. Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad were also unimpressive. Shreyas Iyer played with zeal, smashing a 33-ball 50 before succumbing to death. Samson struggled to get started at first, but picked up the pace after reaching 50 runs. Earlier, unbeaten fifties from David Miller (75) and Heinrich Klaasen (74) helped South Africa reach 249 for 4 in 40 overs. Due to rain, the match has been reduced to 40 overs per side. India skipper Shikhar Dhawan had won the toss and opted to bowl first.
20 runs come off the final over bowled by Tabraiz Shamsi as India reach 240/8 in response to South Africas 249/4. Samson returns unbeaten on 86 off 63 balls. His knock features nine fours and three sixes.
India Playing XI:Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (w), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan
South Africa Playing XI: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (w), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Heinrich Klaasen is the Player of the Match. He says it was not easy to bat but his experienced and practice helped him. Adds he enjoys batting aginst India but he is happy to win for the team
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