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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 17:45 IST

Arshdeep Singh achieves new feat after dominating the Proteas explosive bowling spell in 1st ODI

India won the first ODI against South Africa on Sunday, 17 December, the men in blue sailed smoothly through the game courtesy Arshdeep's magnificent bowling

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh | Image:AP
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In the opening One-Day International of the current three-match series against South Africa, India's Arshdeep Singh was on fire. The left-arm bowler took five wickets in the first ODI, helping the visitors establish an 8-wicket lead in the series. This was his first five-wicket haul in an ODI. The series began on Sunday, December 17, at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

3 Things you need to know: 

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  • India won against South Africa in the 1st ODI by 8 wickets
  • Arshdeep Singh guided the way through for the team with his magical bowling spell
  • The fast bowler created history with his five-wicket haul 

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Arshdeep Singh creates history after India's dominating win against the Proteas 

On Sunday, December 17, at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, India defeated South Africa by eight wickets in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series.
When South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first in the Pink ODI, captain Aiden Markram's decision backfired. The hosts lost wickets constantly and were eventually all out for 116 runs in 27.3 overs. South Africa's leading scorer with 33 runs was all-all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo. Avesh Khan sent four batsmen back to the pavilion for 27 runs in eight overs, while Arshdeep Singh claimed five wickets giving 35 runs in his allotted ten overs for India.

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Arshdeep took five wickets in the first ODI, marking the first time he had taken five wickets in an ODI. He was named Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. The South African opener Reeza Hendricks (0 wickets) was dismissed by the left-arm bowler in the fourth ball of his first over of the match, as he took his first wicket, Rassie van der Dussen, was trapped in front of the wickets, on the following ball. At No. 3, the right-handed hitter who came to bat was out for a golden duck. With Tony de Zorzi and Heinrich Klaasen both being sent back to pavillion, Arshdeep made sure India held a strong hold over the game. 

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Arshdeep created history on Sunday by becoming the first Indian fast bowler to take five wickets in an ODI against South Africa, winning the opening match of the series. Prior to him, in One-Day Internationals, Sunil Joshi, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravindra Jadeja had taken five wickets against the Proteas; however all of them were spinners, but Arshdeep on the other hand is a fast bowler. 

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 10:43 IST

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