The inaugural T20 International saw India defeat South Africa by eight wickets in a low-scoring chase on a “tricky track,” and captain Rohit Sharma is pleased that his squad was able to “learn a lot” from the experience.
Despite KL Rahul’s troubles on a wicket where South Africa was left teetering at 9/5 at the start of the game, Suryakumar Yadav’s unbroken 50 off 33 balls made sure that India didn’t face too many setbacks.
“The wicket was challenging. Playing a game like that teaches you a lot. You are aware of the difficult tasks the team must complete. Playing such a game was enjoyable. Given the presence of grass on the field, we anticipated the bowlers would receive some assistance, but not for the entire 20 overs “At the post-match awards ceremony, Rohit stated.