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240/8 (40)
SA won by 9 runs.
Player of the match: Heinrich Klaasen
 
That's all from our match-center. South Africa are 1-0 ahead in the three-match ODI series. Remember, ICC CWC Super League points are up for grabs and the Proteas definitely need every bit of it. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. It's Pratyush Rohra, Sooryanarayanan and Bala signing off on behalf of team Sportskeeda. Join us once again for the second ODI. Goodnight!
Heinrich Klaasen (Player of the Match): The ball was moving around. Just before I came in, the ball started spinning. Certainly worked in the nets and it was important to learn from our mistakes. I enjoy it (playing against India). As long as the team wins, I am happy.
Temba Bavuma (South Africa captain): A but tight there at the end, with Sanju (Samson) hitting the ball like that. Fortunately,  we got the result in our favour. It was a bit tricky at the front. There was no grass on the pitch, so we were not expecting it to nip around. A couple of quick wickets in the middle, but David (Miller) and (Heinrich) Klaasen did well and gave us a good score. (The) first 15 overs, we put them under pressure. Probably in the middle (overs) we lost it a bit. But at the end of the day, we were able to stick to our guns and get the win.
Shikhar Dhawan (India captain): Quite proud with the way the boys played this game. We didn't get a good start while chasing but the way they kept us in the game was great to see. The way Shreyas, Samson and even Shardul played was awesome. We had too many to chase because there was a lot on offer for the bowlers. We leaked a few runs with our bowling and even the fielding. That's a part of the process. They're young boys and they will learn plenty from it going forward.
Time for the presentations...
Keshav Maharaj: Just stuck to my line and lengths and not let the batters get away. Shamsi held his nerve well in the end and got us over the line. Yeah, it spun excessively. It's nice to play on these pitches after the T20I we played in different conditions. (Partnership between Miller and Klaasen) They were hitting the ball stupendously well and got us to a good total. I think that was the difference between the two sides, the partnership in the end. We're in our bubbles, making sure we do the right things and put in the performances in the lead-up to the World Cup. We've got our own plans and were trying to put the right energy towards Shamo (Shamsi). We're always just bouncing off ideas and gets some information to get the thoughts and processes right.
India 240/8 (40 overs) | Sanju Samson 86*(63), Shreyas Iyer 50(37) | Lungi Ngidi 3/52 (8), Kagiso Rabada 2/36 (8)

Oh, the ebbs and flows of this game! South Africa well, had a bit of a struggle in the middle and finished well in the first innings. In contrast, India started off in the worst possible fashion, had a flourish in the middle, but once again lost their way right at the death.

 The South African bowlers were exceptional in the first powerplay. Hit that hard length consistently and gave nothing for the batters to work with. It wasn't easy going for any of the batters. India lost their top four by the 18th over with just 51 runs on the board. That's when Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson joined in the middle.

Shreyas Iyer took charge early and Samson played second fiddle. Iyer was dismissed soon after he reached his 12th ODI half-century. And that's when Samson decided to unleash himself. He combined with Shardul Thakur to score 93 runs from just 65 deliveries. It felt like the duo was setting the game up for India.

But the asking rate proved to be a bit too much for the Indian lower order in the end. Sanju Samson kept losing partners once Shardul fell and got starved off strike. The innings was probably his best in Indian colours, but India fell short of the target by 9 runs.

Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa. His figures of 1 for 23 in 8 overs probably was the difference between the two sides. His fellow-spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, had a night to forget though. Shamsi was taken to the cleaners, conceding 89 runs in his spell. Kagiso Rabada was brilliant except probably in his second last over, but he came back well to close out the innings in the 39th over.
South Africa beat India by 9 runs!
40
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240 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Sanju Samson *
86 (63)
cricket bat icon Ravi Bishnoi
4 (2)
cricket ball icon Tabraiz Shamsi
1 /89
39.6 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, pulls his length back on middle stump, Samson steps down the pitch to work this to deep mid-wicket for a single. A spirited effort from Samson and there will be questions if he could have unleashed earlier, but take nothing away from that knock. South Africa clinch the first ODI by 9 runs and take a 1-0 in the series!
Right. Shamsi has to make sure he doesn't over step.
39.5 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Flighted full and outside the off-stump, Samson dances down the track and drills this past the bowler to give the man at long-off no chance of cutting that one off
39.4 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, that should be that. Tossed up a touch fuller on middle and leg, Samson fails to get underneath his slog sweep and drags it to deep square leg. Denies the single
39.3 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Decides to toss this one up on the middle stump line, Samson clears his front leg and clubs this back over the bowler's head for another boundary. Serious pressure on Shamsi now but he just needs one dot ball here.
39.2 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Samson will feel he's missed out slightly but he's still got a boundary. Another drag down from Shamsi, Samson rocks back and pulls it in the gap at deep square leg for a boundary
39.1 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, SIX! Pitched a touch short on this occasion, Samson rocks back to pummel his pull over cow corner for half-a-dozen! Need four more of those! A game of cat and mouse between batter and bowler as well.
39.1 Tabraiz Shamsi to Sanju Samson, wide. Drags it down the leg side. Signs of pressure on the bowler as well?
Equation: 30 runs needed in 6 balls. Surely, you'd back Shamsi to defend this?
39
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220 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Sanju Samson
67 (57)
cricket bat icon Ravi Bishnoi *
4 (2)
cricket ball icon Kagiso Rabada
2 /36
38.6 Kagiso Rabada to Ravi Bishnoi, FOUR! It doesn't matter how they come at this stage! Full and outside the off-stump, Bishnoi swings for the fences and gets a nick that races away into the third man boundary