South Africa beat India in the 1st ODI by 9 runs at Lucknow. South Africa batted first in a rain-affected contest. They scored 249 runs in 40 overs. Miller and Klaasen took South Africa to a very competitive score. Indian batsmen kept losing wickets and could not get going in the run chase. The pitch was a very good one. It had bounce and swing. Spinners got turns and batsmen got value for their shots.
3 Records were broken in the first ODI between India and South Africa. Let us have a look at them:
1) Shubhman Gill becomes the fastest Indian to score 500 runs
Shubhman Gill has a very promising start to his International career. He is living up to the hype around him. Hailed as the next big thing in Indian cricket, he is living up to his potential so far. Gill completed 500 runs in 10 innings, 1 innings less than Navjot Singh Sidhu. The talented opener reached the milestone in ten innings, averaging 62.7 and striking at 104.4. He got out just for 3 runs in the first ODI. But it was a day of personal milestone in his short international career.
2)Shamsi concedes most runs by left-arm wrist spinner in an ODI
Shamsi had a night to forget in the first ODI. Although he took the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad, he conceded 89 runs in 8 overs. With this, he held the record for conceding most runs by a left-arm wrist spinner in ODIs. Kuldeep Yadav previously held the record for most runs conceded by a left-arm wrist-spinner in an ODI, with 84 against New Zealand in 2020. He was taken to the cleaners by all Indian batsmen. Shreyas Iyer in particular was very aggressive against him scoring 3 consecutive boundaries. Sanju Samson also played him well. Shamsi would be looking to bounce back in the 2nd ODI.
3) South Africa registers their 50th ODI win against India
With a comfortable victory over India in the first ODI, South Africa registered their 50th win over India in the 50-over format. Out of the total 88 matches, South Africa has won 50 matches and India has won 35 of them while 3 have ended in no results. South Africa has now joined Australia, Pakistan, the West Indies, and Sri Lanka as the sixth side in ODI history to defeat India at least 50 times.
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