First T20I: Young Arshdeep Singh (3/26) On Fire As Team India Restrict SA To 106/8

Thiruvananthapuram: Team India restricted South Africa to a paltry 106/8 in the first T20 International here on Wednesday evening.

South Africa were rocked by new-ball operators Deepak Chahar (2/24) and young Arshdeep Singh (3/32) after being asked to bat first by Rohit Sharma.

Four South African batters, including skipper Temba Bavuma, fell for ducks as the visiting team slumped to 9/5 in the third over.

It was thanks to Keshav Meharaj’s 41 that South Africa managed to cross 100.

Harshal Patel (2/26) and Axar Patel (1/16) joined in the party in bowler-friendly conditions.

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