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Monday, 04 July 2022 8.24 PM IST

Van der Dussen and David Miller take South Africa to seven-wicket win over India

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NEW DELHI: After chasing down the target of 212 runs against India at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Thursday, South Africa completed their most successful run-chase in the shortest format of the game.

The Proteas have now outdone the successful chase of 206 runs against the West Indies in the 2007 T20 World Cup in Johannesburg. It also chased down totals of 200 and 189 runs against Team India in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

Coming to the match, top-knocks by Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller took South Africa to a seven-wicket over India, in the first T20I of the five-match series, here at Arun Jaitely Stadium on Thursday.

Van der Dussen smashed 75* off 46 balls while Miller scored 64* off 31 balls to guide Proteas to a historical run chase.

Earlier, Ishan Kishan scored 76 runs while Shreyas Iyer scored 36 runs and guided India to 211/4 in the first innings. For South Africa, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, and Dwaine Pretorius scalped one wicket each.

Brief Scores: India 211/4 (Ishan Kishan 76, Shreyas Iyer 36, Wayne Parnell 1/32) against South Africa 212/3 (Rassie van der Dussen 75 David Miller 64; Axar Patel 1/40).

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