IND vs SA / India beat South Africa by 16 runs in 2nd T20 - series won at home after 7 years

Zoom News : Oct 02, 2022, 11:23 PM
IND vs SA: Team India defeated South Africa by 16 runs in the second match of the three-match T20I series. With this, the Indian team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead. Team India scored 237 runs losing just 3 wickets in 20 overs on the back of the batsmen's excellent performance. Opener KL Rahul scored 57 off 28 balls and Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs in 37 balls. At the same time, Virat Kohli, who came to bat at number-3, also scored 49 runs in just 28 balls while playing a blazing innings. The innings of all these got shortened in front of Suryakumar Yadav. He scored 61 runs in just 22 balls.

Only Keshav Maharaj got 2 wickets for South Africa. In reply, South Africa's team could only score 221 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Miller scored 106 runs in 47 balls. Arshdeep Singh took the maximum 3 wickets.

South Africa lost T20 series in India for the first time

With this victory, the Indian team has won the T20 series against South Africa for the first time at their home. The shortest format of cricket series was played between the two teams for the first time in 2015 and in which Team India had to face 0-2 defeat.

After this, the T20 series held in 2019 was tied at 1-1. At the same time, the series was also played in June this year and this series was also tied at 2-2. That is, in the last 7 years, there were 3 T20 series between the two teams in India and not even once did Team India win.

Top 4 batsmen of India scored fiercely. KL Rahul scored 57 runs in 28 balls. At the same time, Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs in 37 balls. 49 runs came off 28 balls from Virat Kohli's bat. Apart from these, Suryakumar Yadav did the most amazing batting. He scored 61 runs in just 22 balls. His strike rate stood at 277.27. His bat hit 5 fours and 5 sixes.

snake came out in the match

There is a change in the South African team. Spinner Tabrez Shamsi is not playing today's match. Lungi Ngidi has come in his place. At the same time, Team India has not made any changes in the playing XI. A major incident happened during the match. As the seventh over of the Indian innings ended, the snake came out on the field. Due to which the match had to be stopped for 10 minutes. After some time the ground staff removed the snake and then the fight started.

Rohit played 400 T20 International matches

Rohit Sharma injures his finger while trying to play a scoop shot off Wayne Pernell. However, after taking treatment from the physio, he started batting again. This is Rohit's 400th T20 match. This includes both international and league matches. Rohit has become the first Indian cricketer to play 400 T20Is.

Playing XI of both the teams

India- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, R. Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (c), Riley Russo, Aidan Markram, Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortya, Keshav Maharaj.