India Dominates as Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan Shine in Crushing Victory Over South Africa
Arshdeep Singh got 5 wickets for 37 runs, and Avesh Khan took 4 wickets for 27 runs to help India stop South Africa at 116, which is their lowest score in a home One Day International (ODI). India won the match by nine wickets.
India’s fast bowling strength runs deep. The top-notch pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj, who made a mark in the recent World Cup, were absent at the Bullring. Bumrah and Siraj are saving themselves for the upcoming Test series in South Africa, while Shami’s body needed a break after a busy year. Stepping into the challenge were three players with a combined experience of nine games and five wickets.
On a pitch that had uneven bounce, early sideways movement, and good speed, the inexperienced duo of Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan did the job well. They collectively took nine wickets, limiting the hosts to their lowest-ever home total of just 116. India’s batsmen chased down this target easily, with plenty of balls to spare (200 balls) and still having eight wickets in hand.