The ongoing 1st T20 international between Team India and South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram saw the best of Indian bowlers on September 28 (Wednesday). After Rohit Sharma invited South Africa to bat first, visitors succumbed in front of fierce performances from the likes of Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel.
Notably, Arshdeep picked 3 wickets in the first innings while Chahar and Harshal Patel finished the match with two wickets each. India's bowling clicked and as a result managed to restrict the visitors to 106/8.
While most of the South African batter could not even open their account, Aiden Markram (25), Wayne Parnell (24) and Keshav Maharaj (41 off 35) helped the side to reach a respectable total.
In response, India had a similar start to their run chase after Rohit Sharma got dismissed without evening adding a single run, followed by Virat Kohli (3 off 9), KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav held the fort for the hosts.
Meanwhile, South Africa's experienced wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock hurt his finger while diving towards his left in the 10th over of the 2nd innings.
As Anrich Nortje bowled a wide towards leg, De Kock made a full stretch dive to stop a boundary. Although the wicketkeeper saved a few runs for his team, he left hurting his finger and felt immense pain till physios rushed in the middle and provided him aid.
He had sustained a blow earlier in the innings as well and it looked like the ball hit him at the same spot.
After a few minutes of drinks, India's run chase resumed with Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul who look set to take India past South Africa's total.