Cricket is an interesting game and a lot of things happen during the match which sometimes become funny. One such scene occurred on December 17 when India chased down a target of 117 runs against South Africa during the first ODI at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
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Meanwhile, India defeated South Africa in the first ODI by eight wickets, after restricting the Proteas to just 116 runs in just 27.3 overs.
Batting first, the Proteas lost momentum and continued to lose wickets. India’s Arshdeep Singh took the ball while Avesh Khan picked four wickets. Kuldeep Yadav finished off the Proteas innings in his trademark style.
Thanks to his powerful spell, Arshdeep Singh became the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul against South Africa in ODI cricket, taking figures of 5/37 in 10 overs. He also won the Player of the Match award for his brilliant bowling performance.
Arshdeep Singh departed Hendricks and Dusin in the second over, as both batsmen failed to open their account. Then, Arshdeep Zorzi departed in the 8th over, with Klaasen on the last delivery of 10 overs hitting the stumps.
Chasing 117 runs, India’s leading ODI pacer Sai Sudharsan scored 55 runs, while Shreyas Iyer scored 52 runs, leading India to an 8-wicket win.
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Published: 17 December 2023 09:29 PM IST