In the first T20 match, India won the match by 8 wickets with South Africa due to great performance in bowling and batting. After winning this match, India leads by (1-0) in the three T20 match series against South Africa.
Earlier, India won the toss and chose to bowl first thus South Africa first batted and made a low score of 106/8 in 20 overs due to great bowling by Arshdeep Singh 3/32 (4), Deepak Chahar 2/24 (4), Harshal Patel 2/26 (4), and Axar Patel 1/16 (4). Keshav Maharaj 41 (35), Aiden Markram 25 (24), and Wayne Parnell 24 (37) were good batting from the South African side. After this inning, South Africa set a small target of 107 runs in 20 overs for India to win the first T20 match.
During chasing, India loses 2 wickets, reached the target of 107 runs in 16.4 overs, and won the match by 8 wickets with South Africa due to great batting by K.L. Rahul 51* (56), and Suryakumar Yadav 50* (33). Both Kagiso Rabada 1/16 (4), and Anrich Nortje 1/32 (3) were good bowling from the South African side.
Arshdeep Singh (IND), 3/32 (4), was declared as the Player of the Match due to his great performance in bowling.