Twenty20 - India: Match-1

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Twenty20 - India

India beat South Africa in its 1st ever Twenty20 international Match.

Dinesh Karthik hit a last over six as India beat South Africa by six wickets in its first ever Twenty20 international at the Wanderers on Friday night.
India needed nine runs off the last over when Karthik (31 not out) pulled spinner Robin Peterson over mid-wicket for a six to virtually seal a thrilling victory. He then hit the winning run with a ball to spare to lift the sagging spirits of the struggling team.
India scored 127 for four in 19.5 overs after restricting South Africa, who opted to bat, to a modest 126 for nine.

South Africa:
Graeme Smith lbw b Khan 16
Loots Bosman c Tendulkar b Khan 1
Herschelle Gibbs c Raina b Agarkar 7
Justin Kemp lbw b Tendulkar 22
AB de Villiers c Dhoni b Agarkar 6
Albie Morkel c Mongia b Sreesanth 27
John van der Wath c Raina b Harbhajan Singh 21
Robin Peterson run out 8
Tyron Henderson run out 0
Roger Telemachus not out 5
Charles Langeveldt not out 0
Extras: (lb4, w8, nb1) 13
Total: (for nine wkts, 20 overs) 126

Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-32, 3-34, 4-41, 5-65, 6-101, 7-121, 8-121, 9-124.

Bowling: Zaheer Khan 4-0-15-2, Sreesanth 4-0-33-1, Ajit Agarkar 2.3-1-10-2, Irfan Pathan 4-0-30-0, Sachin Tendulkar 2.2-0-10-1, Harbhajan Singh 3-0-23-1

Virender Sehwag run out 34
Sachin Tendulkar b Langeveldt 10
Dinesh Mongia c Langeveldt b Peterson 38
Mahinder Singh Dhoni b Langeveldt 0
Dinesh Karthick not out 31
Suresh Raina not out 3
Extras: (lb7, w3, nb1) 11
Total: (for four wkts, 19.5 overs) 127

Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-60, 3-71, 4-108

Bowling: John van der Wath 4-0-18-0, Charles Langeveldt 4-0-20-2, Roger Telemachus 4-0-28-0, Tyron Henderson 4-0-31-0, Albie Morkel 2-0-12-0, Robin Peterson 1.5-0-11-1.

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