RESULT
1st ODI, Paarl, January 19, 2022, India tour of South Africa
(50 ov, T:297) 265/8

South Africa won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
129* (96)
rassie-van-der-dussen
INDIA
Full commentary
end of over 506 runs
INDIA: 265/8CRR: 5.30 
Shardul Thakur50 (43)
Jasprit Bumrah14 (23)
Lungi Ngidi 10-0-64-2
Tabraiz Shamsi 10-1-52-2

Rassie van der Dussen is the Player of the Match. "I knew I had to get my sweeps and reverse sweeps quite early on because we couldn't let them settle. Two high pressure run chases in the Tests meant we were quite confident as a unit. All in all, a good day for the batters." And that's it from us here today. Thanks so much for joining us, and see you again soon!

"We played close to the perfect game," Temba Bavuma says. "Throughout my innings, I struggled to get the ball out of the middle and hit the ball in the gaps. Rassie though seemed to be batting on a different wicket. I think that partnership was quite key for us."

"There's so much to learn, KL Rahul says. "We started really well and couldn't get wickets in the middle. I didn't bat after the 20th over so I don't know if the pitch changed, but Virat and Shikhar said it was a good wicket to bat on once you were set. Unfortunately we couldn't get those partnerships in the middle."

They judged the conditions perfectly when setting a target, and once that second wicket partnership between Dhawan and Kohli was broken, India crumbled

49.6
1
Ngidi to Thakur, 1 run

gets there after spooning a low full toss over cover. A 50-partnership for this ninth wicket too, but in the end, it's a stroll of a win for South Africa

Shardul on 49. Can he get to his maiden half-century off the last ball?

49.5
1
Ngidi to Bumrah, 1 run

full and wide, eased to the offside

49.4
1
Ngidi to Thakur, 1 run

yorker, squeezed out to long-off

49.3
1
Ngidi to Bumrah, 1 run

opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

49.3
1w
Ngidi to Bumrah, 1 wide

goes too wide this time

49.2
Ngidi to Bumrah, no run

wide yorker that Bumrah can't quite dig out

49.1
1
Ngidi to Thakur, 1 run

full and wide, crunched into the offside

Dipanjan Show: "Both Thakur and Bumrah has now achieved their highest ODI score."

end of over 495 runs
INDIA: 259/8CRR: 5.28 RRR: 38.00 • Need 38 runs from 6b
Jasprit Bumrah12 (20)
Shardul Thakur47 (40)
Tabraiz Shamsi 10-1-52-2
Lungi Ngidi 9-0-58-2
48.6
Shamsi to Bumrah, no run

googly, Bumrah defends, and the asking rate finally goes above 36!

48.5
1
Shamsi to Thakur, 1 run

squirted into the onside. Perfect over by Shamsi to calm the nerves

48.4
1
Shamsi to Bumrah, 1 run

clears midwicket and they ease through for another single

48.3
1
Shamsi to Thakur, 1 run

helped to short fine for a single

48.2
1
Shamsi to Bumrah, 1 run

smeared into the onside for a single

48.1
1
Shamsi to Thakur, 1 run

spins back in sharply and keeps low, takes an inside edge. And they take a single!

end of over 4817 runs
INDIA: 254/8CRR: 5.29 RRR: 21.50 • Need 43 runs from 12b
Shardul Thakur44 (37)
Jasprit Bumrah10 (17)
Lungi Ngidi 9-0-58-2
Tabraiz Shamsi 9-1-47-2
47.6
1
Ngidi to Thakur, 1 run

sliced to sweeper cover. 17 off the over, and Thakur will be on strike for the next one

South Africa have let India hang around in this game for a bit too long. They'll still almost certainly win this, but they maybe should have won with more authority

47.5
6
Ngidi to Thakur, SIX runs

Thakur believes perhaps this isn't done! Smashes it over square leg for a six. Out of the middle; it was in the slot and deserved to fly, honestly

47.4
4
Ngidi to Thakur, FOUR runs

this one's less authoritative, a thick outside edge that flies past de Kock and scurries away for four

47.3
4
Ngidi to Thakur, FOUR runs

this one's crunched past extra cover; finally one out of the middle that goes to the boundary

47.2
1
Ngidi to Bumrah, 1 run

a little chip over mid-off, looked like he connected it well. Lands safely in the middle of a few fielders

47.1
1
Ngidi to Thakur, 1 run

smited over midwicket, a proper old fashioned slog

Werner Spreeuwe: "They should open with Djokovic. It took the Aussies 2 weeks to get him out. "

Jeetu Sangwani: "I hope they don't try to do a Agarkar/pathan on Thakur and try to make him an all rounder"

end of over 477 runs
INDIA: 237/8CRR: 5.04 RRR: 20.00 • Need 60 runs from 18b
Shardul Thakur28 (32)
Jasprit Bumrah9 (16)
Tabraiz Shamsi 9-1-47-2
Marco Jansen 9-0-49-0
46.6
1
Shamsi to Thakur, 1 run

eased down to long-off

 
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