Shikhar Dhawan's brigade loses

In the first ODI of the three-ODI series, South Africa beat India by nine runs despite Sanju Samson's unbeaten 86.

Thrilling encounter

In last 6 balls, India needed 30 runs to win. Sanju Samson tried his best against Tabraiz Shamsi but Team India fell short of the target by 10 runs.

The Samson show

Sanju Samson kept the game alive till the last over as he ran out of partners in the slog overs.

Career-best knock

Sanju Samson scored 86 runs from 63 deliveries at a strike rate of 136.51. His unbeaten knock included 6 fours and 3 sixes.

Slow start, big finish

Samson started off slow and played himself in while Shreyas Iyer went all guns blazing. In the final over, he kept South Africa fans on their toes with few boundaries.

Samson misses breaking Dhoni's record

Most runs by an Indian wicketkeeper-batter against South Africa in ODIs.

4 | Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid scored 77 against the Proteas as wickets kept tumbling in Durban in 2021.

Rishabh Pant played an explosive 71-ball 85 against Temba Bavuma-led side in 2022. Pant's 85-run knock was not enough as South Africa won the game by 7 wickets.

3 | Rishabh Pant

Sanju Samson smashed 86 runs in the only rain-curtailed game on the list. Also, this is the only ODI in which the wicketkeeper-batter scored while chasing.

2 | Sanju Samson

MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 86-ball 92 in 2015 in Indore. It is the only ODI on the list where India emerged victoriously. 

1 | MS Dhoni

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