Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul put on a brilliant partnership after two early wickets: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma explained after the win
After knocking Africa to its knees for 106 runs, Rohit was getting scared
New Delhi,Team India won by 8 wickets in the first match of T20 series played against South Africa. The visiting team was bowled out for just 106 runs, while the host team scored 110 runs in 16.4 overs to win. Even after knocking South Africa to its knees, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was still worried about one thing and he disclosed this after the match.
He said that batting on the pitch was not easy and his team was successful because of taking wickets. “A lot can be learned from these kinds of matches. We knew it would help the bowler and the pitch remained moist throughout the match. The lack of sun made it difficult to shoot and both the teams were in the match but we took the wicket, which proved crucial for the match.
We knew that the target of 107 runs was not going to be easy and sometimes you have to understand the situation and choose your shots. Apart from this, he also praised Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul who batted brilliantly in the match. He said that the partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul after two wickets fell in the beginning was amazing.
After the initial wicket falls, it is very important to hold one end and score runs from the other end, which both the batsmen did together. Let us tell you that in the first match of the T20 series, the Indian team won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. In the match, the bowlers of Team India started raining rain from the beginning and together Arshdeep and Chahar allowed only 106 runs in 20 overs.
Arshdeep took three wickets, apart from this Deepak and Harshal Patel took two each and Akshar Patel got one success. There were four South African batsmen in the match, who could not even open the account. After the defeat, South African captain Temba Bavuma blamed the defeat on the batsmen and said that ‘as a team we failed to bat. We couldn’t bat according to the conditions because Team India’s batsmen showed it. Our bowler tried but the batsman couldn’t get any runs’.ss1