Sunday, February 21, 2010

India vs South Africa 1st ODI Match

After completing the test series both the team had scheduled to play ODI series which consist of 3 matches.

The 1st ODI match was played today 21st Feb at Jaipur.
South Africa won the toss and invited the home side India to bat first.

India's Squad:
V Sehwag, S Tendulkar, D Karthik, MS Dhoni, V Kohli, S Raina, Y Pathan, R Jadeja, P Kumar, A Nehra and S Sreesanth.

South Africa's Squad:
L Bosman, H Gibbs, J Kallis, AB de Villers, A Petersen, A morkel, M Boucher, J Botha, W Parnell, D steyn and C Langeveldt.

Match Result:
India won the thriller match at the last ball of the innings by just 1 run. R Jadeja was named as the player of the match for his 2 wickets in 10 overs with just 29 runs.

Match Summary:
India started their innings with V Sehwag and S Tendulkar, all Indian batsmen gave a good start to their innings but none of them converted it to a big score. At the end of 50 overs India managed to score 298 runs by losing 9 wickets. For India S Raina scored 58 runs, V Sehwag scored 46 runs and D Karthik scored 44 runs. For South Africa J Kallis picked 3 wickets and W Parnell, C Langeveldt & A Morkel each picked 1 wicket.

With the target of 299 South Africa started their innings with L Bosman and H Gibbs. South African Batsmen palyed to di their job except J Kallis who scored 89 runs. There was no real partnership between them. Their tail ends W Parnell D Styen paired up and added 65 runs in their patnership. But at the end South Africa lost their match by just 1 run. For South Africa J Kallis scores 89 runs, W Parnell 49 runs and D Steyn 35 runs. For India P Kumar, S Sreesanth & R Jadeja each picked 2 wickets and A Nehra & Y Pathan each picked 1 wicket.


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