South Africa go 1-up despite Iyer, Samson fifties

South Africa grabbed crucial points in the World Cup Super League table after their win over India in the thrilling first ODI in Lucknow. Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson resurrected the Indian chase with a half-century stand, but the former was dismissed in the 27th over as South Africa gained the upper hand. Despite a late blitz from the Samson-Thakur pair, India finished short of the target and South Africa pocketed some much-needed Super League points. South Africa, ahead of the ongoing series against India, were languishing at 11th place with just four wins in 13 matches.