New Delhi, Online Desk. The Indian cricket team played against South Africa in the first match of the five-match T20 series on Thursday. The Indian team came out to bat first after losing the toss at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. KL Rahul, who was appointed captain for the series, was out due to injury. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma was rested while Ishan Kishan and Rituraj Gaikwad opened the innings.
The new opening pair for India came on the field and got off to a great start against South Africa. Rituraj and Ishan put on 57 runs for the first wicket. This pair laid the foundation for the big score of the Indian team. Ritu lost her wicket on the score of 23 runs but Ishan continued the blast. He first completed his fifty and then started hitting shots.
Ishaan third fifty
Ishan, who made his international debut with a blistering half-century in T20 cricket, completed fifty runs here as well. The batsman, who hit a six on the first ball while making his debut, scored a fifty with a six here. Ishan completed this fifty off 37 balls hitting 9 fours and 1 six. He was dismissed for 76 off 48 balls with the help of 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Yuvraj and Gambhir left behind
Ishan has played only 11 T20 innings so far and he has scored more than 350 runs. In this case, he left behind Indian legends Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir. Yuvi and Gambhir had scored fewer runs than Ishan in their first 11 T20I innings. Yuvi had 306 while Gambhir had 328 runs in his account.