Suryakumar Yadav scored a half-century off 18 balls.
Virat Kohli completed 11 thousand runs in T20 cricket
It was Rohit Sharma’s 400th T20 match.
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team beat South Africa (IND v SA) by 16 runs in the second T20 match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Team India has won the T20 series against the Proteas on home soil for the first time. Chasing the target of 238 runs set by India, the South African team scored 221 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. This is a ‘booster dose’ of victory for the Indian team ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Target-chasing Temba Boma’s side did not get off to a good start. He had just added 1 run to the total when Bavuma and Riley Russo returned to the pavilion. Fast bowler Arsdeep Singh gave South Africa both the shocks. Both the batsmen could not even open the account. After that, Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock took charge of the innings. Both added 46 runs for the third wicket. Markram was dismissed after scoring 33 runs. David Miller scored a brilliant century for South Africa. Miller scored a century off 46 balls.
De Kock was replaced by David Miller after Markram was dismissed. Both the batsmen played a sensible innings and forged a century partnership to take the team’s total to 47 after 150.
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India scored 237 runs for 3 wickets
Surya Kumar Yadav and opener Lokesh Rahul’s aggressive half-centuries helped India post a mammoth total of 237 for 3. Suryakumar Yadav hit five sixes and as many fours during his innings of 61 runs off 22 balls. He completed his half-century in 18 balls, which is the second fastest half-century for India. With this, he shared a partnership of 102 runs off 43 balls for the third wicket with Virat Kohli (49 not out).
Kohli hit seven fours and a six in an unbeaten innings of 28 balls. During this time he completed 11000 runs in T20 career (domestic and international). Now he has 11030 runs to his name. Earlier, Rahul scored 57 runs off 28 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes and shared 96 runs in 10 overs with captain Rohit Sharma (43 runs off 37 balls) for the opening wicket.
Dinesh Karthik hit two sixes in the last over
In the last over, Dinesh Karthik (17 not out in seven balls) hit a four and then two sixes off Kagiso Rabada to take the team to 237. The Indian team hit 25 fours and 13 sixes in their innings. For South Africa, Keshav Maharaj conceded only 23 runs in four overs and took two wickets. Rabada, Wayne Parnell and Lungi Ngidi scored 57, 54 and 49 runs in their quota of four overs. Enrich Norkea conceded 41 runs in three overs.
Rahul hits Rabada’s first ball for a boundary
Rahul, who has been criticized for his slow innings in the last few matches when he was invited to bat first after losing the toss, hit Rabada for a first ball boundary. Rohit, who failed to open the account in the first match of the series, got a life in the second over when Wayne Parnell’s ball was caught in his glove and went over the slip fielder for four. Came. Engadi. Hit the first six.
21 runs in the 9th over against Nurkia
The duo then went on the offensive in the next three overs with Parnell, Rabada and Keshav Maharaj taking the team to 57 for no loss in the Powerplay. Rahul’s aggressive batting continued even after the power play. He hit sixes in the seventh and ninth overs against Nurkia. In the ninth over, both scored 21 runs against Nurkia in which Rohit also hit two fours.
Rohit completed his half-century in 24 balls.
In the 10th over, Rohit Maharaj was caught by Stubbs at deep mid-wicket in an attempt to drive the ball across the boundary line. He hit a six in 37 balls with the help of seven fours. Rahul completed his half-century in 24 balls with a six off Aiden Markram in the next over. However, he became Maharaj’s second victim in the 12th over of the innings. After that, Surya Kumar Yadav batted hard in the presence of Virat Kohli at the crease. He hit two sixes and as many fours against Rabada in the 15th over to complete the required runs against all South African bowlers. Scored 22 runs in this over.
Surya Kumar scored fifty in 18 balls
Surya Kumar completed his half-century in 18 balls with the help of two sixes against Parnell in the 17th over. It was his 50th six of the year in T20 Internationals and he tops the list. In the same over, Kohli hit a six and then hit two fours. The team scored 23 runs from Parnell’s over. In the 19th over of the innings, Surya Kumar was run out due to an error by Kohli. He shared a partnership of 102 runs in 42 balls with Kohli.
Kohli tried to maintain the team’s run rate by hitting two fours. Karthik, who came to the crease, hit two consecutive sixes in the last over against Rabada to take the team to a big score. Play had to be stopped for five minutes due to a snake coming out of the extra cover area in the ground. The ground worker pulled the snake out of the field with the help of a bucket.
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First Publication: 02 October 2022, 23:09 IST