1st T20I: India Outclass South Africa By 28 Runs To Take 1-0 Series Lead
Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar played starring roles as India outclassed South Africa by 28 runs in the opening T20I at Johannesburg.
South Africa won the toss and put India into bat. (All image courtesy: BCCI/AFP)
Rohit Sharma scored 18 runs in the first over to set the tone of the match.
Shikhar Dhawan scored a magnificent 72.
South African debutant Junior Dala finished the innings with figures of 2 for 57
MS Dhoni (16), Manish Pandey (29) and Hardik Pandya (13) chipped in to help India post a competitive 203/5
India bowled with great variety, not letting the South Africans score freely
Reeza Hendricks and Farhaan Behardien strung together an 81-run partnership after the hosts lost 3 wickets early
South African opener Reeza Hendrick's 70 went in vain as India chipped away at the wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took a career best five for 24, was adjudged the man of the match
India lead the three-match T20I series 1-0