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India beats South Africa by 28 runs in first T-20

Last Modified Monday, 19 February 2018 (10:59 IST)
Johannesburg: Shikhar Dhawan's 72 runs of 39-ball with 10 fours and two sixes and fast bowlers Kumar (five wickets for 24 runs) helped to win against in the first Twenty20 International Cricket match on Sunday. India beat South Africa by 28 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

India scored a strong score of 203 for five wickets, which was India's highest score in Twenty20 against South Africa. Bhuvneshwar's best bowling attack stopped South Africa on 175 for 9 wickets. With this win, India won the seventh match in the last eight matches against South Africa.

For the first time in his career, Bhuvneshwar took five wickets in his Twenty20. He broke the top order of South Africa by sending the top three batsmen of the hosts team to pavilion. Bhuvi finished the host's struggle by sending Ria Henriques, who scored the highest 70 runs for South Africa. (UNI)
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