The match started late due to rain. Due to this, the innings were reduced to 40-40 overs. Batting first, South Africa scored 249 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. In reply, the Indian team could only score 240 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Indian batsman Sanju Samson scored a brilliant half-century in the first ODI against South Africa on Thursday. Samson, who came to bat at number six, played an unbeaten inning of 86 runs in 63 balls, in which he hit nine fours and three sixes, i.e. 54 runs in just 9 balls.
Samson completed his fifty in the 40th over. He scored 19 runs in the last over. During this, he hit one-six and three-fours. However, his innings did not help the team to win. And Team India lost this match by 9 runs.
Big mistake made by Sanju Samson:
There came a time in the match when it seemed that India would win the match. Sanju batted explosively, but Sanju gave the strike to Avesh Khan in the 39th over without batting himself. Avesh could not do much in the entire over.
The huge target of 30 runs in the last over was extremely difficult to meet and India lost the match by 9 runs. Seeing this, people remembered Dhoni, Dhoni used to win such matches easily for India, playing with explosive batting and cleverness.