Team India spinner Kuldeep Yadav was at his best against Aiden Markram during the first one-day International between India and South Africa on Thursday, October 6 in Lucknow. He bowled an absolute ripper to dismiss the South African batter for a duck in the match. The left-arm bowler is making his return to the Indian team in the ODI format this series.
The first ODI got off to a delayed start due to rain and was shortened by 10 overs for each innings. Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and opted to bowl first. South African openers Quinton De Kock and Jannemann Malan got the team off to a decent start. However, Shardul Thakur struck twice to dismiss Jannemann Malan and Temba Bavuma.
Aiden Markram walked out to bat after the fall of the first two wickets. However, his stay at the crease lasted only five deliveries. In the sixteenth over, Kuldeep Yadav bowled him with an absolute beauty. Markram tried to defend the ball, but it brushed his front pad and went between the gap of his pad and bat to hit the top of the off-stump. The dismissals left the fans and the experts impressed.
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Team India needs 250 runs to win the first ODI
In the rain-affected first ODI against India, South Africa managed to put on 249 runs in 40 overs for the loss of four wickets. They lost quick wickets in the top order. However, Henrich Klassen and David Miller’s fine partnership for the fifth wicket bailed the team out of trouble.
Henrich Klassen scored 74 runs off 65 deliveries, including six boundaries and two sixes. Meanwhile, David Miller slammed 75 runs with five boundaries and three sixes. Quinton De Kock also contributed with a 48-run knock opening the innings for South Africa. For India, Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers. He took two wickets in eight overs for thirty-five runs. India needs 250 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.