First ODI: Samson’s knock goes in vain against South Africa

The batsman made an unbeaten 86 yet India failed by 9 runs

Sanju Samson’s unbeaten knock entered vain as India decreased to South Africa by a slim margin of 9 runs in a rain-reduced opening One-Day International on Thursday.

Going after a target of 250 runs, India ended up agonisingly brief– at 240-8– after Samson’s flamboyant unbeaten 86 from 63 shipments that was studded with 9 borders as well as 3 6s. Shreyas Iyer made 50 from 37 spheres with 8 fours.

Previously, effective half-centuries from Heinrich Klaasen as well as David Miller guided South Africa to 249-4.

Klaasen (74) as well as the left-handed Miller (75) placed on an unbeaten stand of 139 pursue the vacationers shed their leading 4 in the 40-overs-a-side ODI in Lucknow at the beginning of the three-match collection.

Both restored the innings at a place that saw a great deal of rainfall for 2 days prior to play began Thursday mid-day as well as took the assault to the resistance.

Miller, that accumulated 125 runs consisting of a century in the three-match Twenty20 collection which South Africa shed 2-1, reached his 18th ODI fifty.

Klaasen followed his companion to a fifty in the exact same over as well as both altered equipments with some good luck from the fielders as Mohammed Siraj went down Klaasen on 64.

South Africa began progressively after being taken into bat initially yet Shardul Thakur struck initially to send out Janneman Malan captured out at mid-wicket for 22.

Thakur struck once more to return captain Temba Bavuma for 8 as the batsman’s completely dry run of kind proceeded after ratings of 0, 0 as well as 3 in the Twenty20 collection, which the vacationers shed by 2-1.

The Proteas slid more to 71-3 in the following over when Kuldeep Yadav bowled Aiden Markram out for nought with his left-arm wrist spin yet Quinton de Kock persevered.

The left-handed De Kock fought challenging problems because of moisture on the pitch at the beginning yet decreased in the center overs as well as lastly was up to debutant leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi. He made 48.

India are fielding an inferior group after their Twenty20 side, led by Rohit Sharma, left for the Globe Mug in Australia which starts later on this month.

The hosts handed ODI debuts to Ruturaj Gaikwad as well as Ravi Bishnoi.

Short ratings:

South Africa defeated India by 9 runs.

South Africa: 249-4 in 40 overs ( Quinton de Kock 48, Heinrich Klaasen 74 not out, David Miller 75 not out; Shardul Thakur 2-35, Kuldeep Yadav 1-39)

India: 240-8 in 40 overs (Sanju Samson 86 not out, Shreyas Iyer 50, Shardul Thakur 33, Lungi Ngidi 3-52, Kagiso Rabada 2-36)

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