A video of an ugly brawl among the fans in Arun Jaitley Stadium during the 1st India versus South Africa Twenty20 International (T20I) game on June 9 (Thursday) surfaced on the internet as a few spectators. Presumably, the incident took place in the East Stand of the stadium, and was seen throwing punches at a man before it was brought to a halt by the police.
The reason behind the occurrence of the incident is not known for now, but it drew the attention of the rest of the stand as virtually everybody there was seen watching the incident in shock. On a different note, the T20I game was a thoroughly entertaining one for the spectators as more than 420 runs were scored in the evening, although, it ended in despair for the home team and fans.
The video of the incident was posted by a Twitter user who thought that the cause of the incident may have been due to the man creating problems for other spectators in the stand with his huge Indian flag.
Here is the video of the brawl:
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It was a high-scoring encounter as while batting first, India posted a total of 211/4 courtesy of a half-century from Ishan Kishan who scored 76 runs. South Africa was in control of the chase as they were poised on 61/2 when Rassie van der Dussen came in to bat. However, the run rate dropped later on and the match turned out to be a close contest.
South Africa won the game by seven wickets, chasing a total of 212, courtesy of an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership by Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller. However, once Dwaine Pretorius arrived at number three, they fired on all cylinders as he scored a quickfire 29 off 13 balls and brought back the momentum in Proteas’ favor. Miller and Van der Dussen picked up from where Pretorius left off, scoring 64* off 31 balls and 75* off 46, respectively.