Watch: Indian fans start fighting during first T20I between India and South Africa

South Africa beat India by seven wickets in the first T20I

Brawl in India South Africa T20I

As the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi hosted a game after three long years, it brought out exceedingly high emotions among cricket fans. A young Indian team took on a resurgent South Africa in the first of five-match T20 series in the Delhi stadium. Given the lack of cricket in the past few years, fans were up for it and looked excited.

The game had everything that a good T20I match needs; high flying sixes, over 400 runs and great batting. Thus, it created an ideal return to cricket for the Delhi crowd. The result however wasn’t a favourable one for the Indian cricket fans as South Africa won the game comfortable with five balls to spare.

An off-field video however is doing the rounds on social media for all the wrong reasons. The video in question is of a massive brawl at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, from the India- South Africa match. A group of fans could be seen throwing punches and kicking each other while the match goes on in the ground. Police personnel had to intervene in order to stop the fight. The video has been seen thousands of times on social media however the reason behind the brawl in the game is still unknown.

Speaking of the game, India started really well with Ishan Kishan going berserk from the word get-go. On the back of a sensational knock of 76, off 48 balls from Ishan Kishan and quickfire cameos from Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, India were able to post a huge total of 211.

South Africa however chased this total with five balls to spare with the David Miller (64*) and Rassie van der Dussen (75*) making a mockery of the chase. It was the Indian bowlers that went for plenty and thus, were blamed for the loss. They were unable to either stop the flow of the runs or take wickets. All of India’s bowlers ended the match with poor economy rates with Hardik Pandya (18), Yuzvendra Chahal (12) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (10.8) being the poorest of them all.

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