IND vs SA 1st T20 : David Miller and RVD take SA to Victory with a 131 run partnership

Rachan Ballal

8 Jun 2022

SA win the first T20 of the 5-match T20 series as David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen pull of a brilliant chase with their 131 run partnership chasing 212.

David Miller arguably in the form of his life scores 64 off 31 balls and Rassie van der Dussen after a rusty start pulls back with a brilliant 46 ball 75 to pull off a mammoth total of 211 put on by India. With key openers KL and Rohit Sharma missing out, Ishan Kishan scores 76 off 48 balls while the young middle order in the likes of Shreyas Iyer (36 off 27), Temporary captain Rishab Pant (29 off 16) and vice captain Hardik Pandya (31 off 12) all played a handy role in finishing off the innings for India. This is the highest successful run-chases for SA against India in T20Is. Indias most consecutive T20 wins of 12 ends today before they could surpass the record to reach 13. This is the second highest 4th wicket partnership in T20Is after 161 by David Warner & Glen Maxwell vs SA in 2016.