South Africa at 1st ODI defeated India by 9 runs on Thursday at the Ekana Stadium, Lucknow where it placed a score of 250 for the men in blue.
Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell had given South Africa a dream start with two early wickets in the powerplay. Rabada dismissed Shubman Gill before Parnell got the better of Shikhar Dhawan. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan stitched a brief partnership, but both batters failed to score easily. Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj then struck in quick succession to dismiss Gaikwad and Kishan, respectively.
Unbeaten fifties from David Miller (75) and Heinrich Klaasen (74) helped South Africa post 249 for 4 in the stipulated 40 overs.
The Shikar Dhawan lead team had won the toss and opted to bowl first.