Friday, 2 October 2015

India vs South Africa - 1st T20 Cricket

02 Oct 2015

India vs South Africa - 1st T20 Cricket at Dharmasala

Duminy 68* trumps Rohit hundred

India vs South Africa
199/5 (20) 200/3 (19.4)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Photo © BCCI

Rohit Sharma became the 15th centurion in T20 internationals and India's second after Suresh Raina but he was overshadowed by JP Duminy, who is South Africa's leading run-scorer and second overall in the format, as he scripted a stunning series-opening victory in Dharamsala. Duminy shared a 105-run fourth-wicket partnership with Farhaan Behardien to see South Africa chase down 200 for only the second time in T20Is after AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla set them up with a 77-run opening stand.

India would have thought their total was safe, albeit short of what they seemed headed for at 158 for 1 with five overs to go, after R Ashwin and debutant S Aravind removed de Villiers and Faf du Plessis in successive overs adding to South Africa's reputation for middle-order meltdowns. But the temperament of Duminy and the tactical nous which resulted in Behardien promoted to No. 5 ahead of David Miller kept South Africa in the game and took them over the line.

Duminy 68* trumps Rohit hundred (espncricinfo):
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