Team India pacer Shardul Thakur had a good outing against South Africa on Thursday, October 6 in the first of the three-match ODI series in Lucknow. Team India won the toss and opted to bowl first. Shardul was the pick of the bowlers for the team taking crucial top-order wickets. He also dismissed the South African skipper Temba Bavuma.
South Africa got off to a decent start, as openers Quinton De Kock and Jannemann Malan sailed through the initial phase. Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan brought Shardul Thakur into the attack to provide a breakthrough. The pacer struck in his third over, dismissing Janneman Malan for 22 runs.
South African skipper Temba Bavuma walked out to the crease after Malan’s dismissal. He looked to get settled at the crease but was sent back to the hut early by Shardul Thakur. In the fifteenth over, the Indian bowler bowled a fullish-length delivery, which nipped back into the batter.
Bavuma has beaten by the movement as the ball sneaked through the gap between his bat and pads and rattled his off and middle stump. The South African skipper had to go back to the pavilion for just eight runs off twelve deliveries.
Watch the dismissal here:
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India suffers early blow chasing 250 against South Africa
Team India was struck with an early blow as they lost opener Shubman Gill in the third over of the second innings. They are chasing 250 runs in forty overs (overs in each innings reduced to rain). Gill opened the innings along with skipper Shikhar Dhawan.
The right-handed batter could not make an impact as he was out for just three runs. South African pacer Kagiso Rabada bowled an outside-off delivery. The ball tailed back in to take the inside edge and go on to disturb the stumps. Ruturaj Gaikwad joined Dhawan at the crease after Gill’s dismissal. India is 8/1 after the first five overs.
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