Team India had a chance to make history in the first T20 against South Africa but the team could not even defend a big total like 211 runs and the caravan of 12 consecutive victories finally came to a halt at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
After losing the toss, everything went well for Team India, and leaving behind the IPL 2022 form, Ishan Kishan gave the team a great start, as a result, the team managed to score 211 runs for 4 wickets in the stipulated over but the bowlers job Not done properly and South Africa chased down the biggest target against India and won the first 5 balls for the loss of 3 wickets. If we will talk about those three shortcomings in this defeat of Team India, in what way did Team India lose the first match.
When Avesh Khan came to bowl in the 16th over, Rasi van der Dussen played a shot at mid-wicket on the second ball where the ball fell straight into Iyers hands but he failed to catch it. At that time he was playing after scoring 30 runs in just 32 balls. But after that, he played an explosive inning of 75 runs in 46 balls and gave the team victory.
In the powerplay, South Africa had scored 42 runs in 4 overs for 1 wicket. In search of the wicket, Pant handed the ball to Hardik Pandya, who was bowling brilliantly in the IPL but his over proved to be expensive. Pretorius hit 3 sixes in his over and from here South Africas team managed to make a comeback.
Delhis pitch is considered helpful for spinners. In the first innings, South African bowler Keshav Maharaj was also getting turn but in IPL, purple cap holder Chahal, Chahal bowled in the powerplay and 16 runs were scored in his over.
The second T20 match will be played on June 12 at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. It is expected that Arshdeep Singh will be included in that match, who bowled brilliantly in the death overs in IPL. Apart from this, lessons will also be learned from the mistakes of the first T20.
Pant was named captain on the eve of the five-match T20I series after KL Rahul was forced to withdraw due to injury. Delhi wicketkeeper-batter became the 8th and youngest captain of India in men’s T20I cricket.
Pant is the only second captain to lose his debut match as captain, joining Virat Kohli. In 2017, Kohli made his T20I captaincy debut against England in Kanpur, and India lost by 7 wickets.
In his first encounter as Indias T20I captain, both Pant and Kohli scored similar scores of 29. Despite this, both of them could not win their first match.In his first encounter as Indias T20I captain, both Pant and Kohli scored similar scores of 29. Despite this, both of them could not win their first match.