Swing It Like Seamers: Arshdeep, Chahar set it up as India win low-scoring opener by 8 wickets

Updated: Sep 29 2022 11:20AM

Swing It Like Seamers: Arshdeep, Chahar set it up as India win low-scoring opener by 8 wickets

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (PTI) Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar hit the South Africans hard with some magical swing bowling before Suryakumar Yadav's little gem on a difficult track ensured an easy eight-wicket victory for India in the first T20 International here on Wednesday.

A target of 107 on a pitch with underlying moisture and more than waist high bounce at times was a struggle before Suryakumar (50 not out in 33 balls) released the pressure created by KL Rahul (51 not out, 56 balls) as India won the game in 16.4 overs to go 1-0 up in three-match series.

The pitch that former India head coach Ravi Shastri on air termed "not ideal for T20 cricket" had batters of both teams finding it difficult to cope with both pace and movement.