India beat SA by 21 runs in T20

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Durban: An injury-hit India produced a disciplined all-round performance to notch up an emphatic 21-run victory over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international here on January 9.

Playing without key openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, India rode on a brilliant half-century by Rohit Sharma (53 off 34 balls) and Suresh Raina’s racy 23-ball 41 to post a competitive 168 for six after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.

The visitors then returned to restrict South Africa to 147 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs to complete the victory at the Moses Mabhida Stadium here.

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