India restrict South Africa to 106/8 in 20 overs in first T20I
The Indian bowlers restricted South Africa to 106/8 in 20 overs in the first T20I match in Thiruvananthapuram Wednesday.
Opting to bowl first after skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss this evening, India quickly reduced South Africa to 9/5 cleaning the top and middle order in just three overs of the match.
Unable to recover from the early shock, South Africa just managed to cross the 100-mark, thanks to Aide Markram's 25 off 24 balls, Wayne Parnell's 24 off 37 balls and Keshav Maharaj's 41 off 35 balls.
India's Arshdeep Singh, whose catch drop in the Asia Cup drew much online criticism, picked three wickets for 32 in four overs.
Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel shared two wickets each leaving one for Axar Patel.