On Sunday Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes first Indian pacer to take a five-wicket haul in T20 Internationals. In the ongoing T20Is series in South Africa, Kumar bowled his career-best bowling figures of 5/24 in the opening T20Is against South Africa in Johannesburg. With this accomplishment, Kumar likewise turned into the second Indian after Yuzvendra Chahal to get a five-for in a T20I.
Kumar was right on the money with his knocking down some pins as he took the crucial wicket of Reeza Hendricks (70 runs) in the eighteenth over lessening whatever expectations the hosts had against India.
In the first T20I of three T20I match series, India beat South Africa by 28 runs riding on a stellar playing show by Kumar. India opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave the guests a strong begin however the last fell in the wake of scoring a snappy fire 9-ball 21. Dhawan (72) and captain Virat Kohli (26) proceeded with their amazing association after Rohit’s rejection. Manish Pandey (29) and Hardik Pandya (13*) helped India post an aggressive aggregate of 203/5 out of 20 overs.
Pursuing 204 runs target, South Africa continued losing wickets at normal interims and it was Hendricks who gave the hosts a hint of something better over the horizon. Notwithstanding, the match had a place with Kumar for his savage knocking down some pins spell that removed the amusement from the Proteas.
With this win, India goes up against South Africa in the second T20I on Wednesday at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. India leading the three matches T20I series with 1-0.