Highlights from the 1st T20I between India and South Africa: South Africa pulled off a heist to chase 212 against India in the first T20I of the five-match series on Thursday at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, with Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller scoring 75 and 64 runs respectively. Both hitters put up 131 runs for the fourth wicket, as the pair continued to dispatch shots for frequent boundaries, leaving Indian bowlers stumped. In the end, the Proteas cruised to a seven-wicket victory with five balls to spare.
In the opening T20I, India set a mammoth 212-run target for South Africa. Ishan Kishan's excellent display of power-hitting set the hosts on track for a large score. He finished with a score of 76 off 48 balls. Hardik Pandya, India's vice-captain, hit 31* off just 12 balls, while Shreyas Iyer made 36 from 27 balls. Rishabh Pant, India's captain, hit 29 from 16 balls. Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, Anrich Nortje, and Wayne Parnell each took one wicket for South Africa.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje