In a high-scoring second T20I, India defeated South Africa by 16 runs to grab a commanding 2-0 lead in the 3-match series on Sunday. After being put in to bat, India amassed a substantial 237 for three runs thanks to the top four’s good batting performance. They then came back to restrict the guests to 221 for 3 runs within the allotted 20 overs. For the guests, Quinton de Kock (69 not out) plus David Miller (106 not out) scored the majority of the runs. At the Barsapara cricket stadium here, KL Rahul (57) plus Rohit Sharma (43) placed on a 96-run opening stand to lay the groundwork for India.
Suryakumar Yadav (61) then took the stage, smashing 5 boundaries as well as many sixes on his way to a 102-run partnership with Virat Kohli off only 40 balls (49 not out). However, in his seven-ball 17 not out, Dinesh Karthik delivered some lusty punches.
Highlights from India vs. South Africa’s second Twenty-20 match, ball-by-ball Commentary: After being put in to bat, India amassed a substantial 237 for three runs thanks to the top four’s good batting performance. They then came back to restrict the guests to 221 for 3 runs within the allotted 20 overs.
In the second T20I match here on Sunday, India defeated South Africa by a score of 16 runs thanks to a powerful batting performance. The host team won all three games to win the series 2-0.
India scored a massive 237 for three to eliminate South Africa from the game. The pursuit was unsuccessful because Deepak Chahar’s opening over resulted in a maiden for captain Temba Bavuma. David Miller made a sincere effort to hit the target and scored his highest T20I total. Miller, though, had an excessive amount of work. India overpowered the opponent and maintained dominance the entire game.
India enjoyed a routine South African bowling performance after being put in.
The South African assault provided an enticing selection of long hops, full tosses, plus overpitched freebies as Rohit Sharma (43), KL Rahul (57), Virat Kohli (49 n.o.), with Suryakumar Yadav (61) made merry.
Particularly Suryakumar made the most of the errant deliveries. By threading a waist-high full toss off Wayne Parnell over point for six, he quickly reached his fifty within 18 balls. The South Africans appeared to have no idea what was going on as Suryakumar slammed the ball to all parts of the ground. Within the 19th over, Suryakumar was run out, yet by this time, the Mumbai batsman had decisively shifted the game in India’s favour.
In a T20I, Suryakumar tied the second-fastest 50 by an Indian.
Rahul recently produced one of his best T20I performances. The starter showed good intentions by scoring runs at a strike rate of above 200. Rahul relished on deliveries that strayed on his pads, flicking it over square-leg for maximums with his wrists.
As usual, Kohli was quite active, varying his stroke and taking advantage of mishit balls.
When a snake reached the playing area, the game was temporarily suspended. The umpires were alerted to the intrusion by the batters Rohit and Rahul. While shocked onlookers and cricketers watched, a few groundsmen arrived with the necessary instruments to remove the snake.
A second interruption occurred, but this time it happened as South Africa was batting. The failure of one of the floodlights resulted in a sizable delay. To wait for the lights to turn back on, the players were compelled to leave the field.
IND versus SA: Arshdeep Singh scores 26 runs Actual Score
In the penultimate over, Miller pulled a Miller, hitting Arshdeep Singh for 2 sixes and 2 fours. 26 runs were scored overall in the over, and South Africa needs 37 more runs from the final 6 balls to win.
Conclusion India defeated South Africa by a score of 16 runs. With one game left, they also end the series with it, 2-0. Quinton de Kock also contributed with a 69 not out of 48 balls as South Africa held strong, but one must accept that India had the upper hand ever since they put a frightening total of 237/3 on the board within the first innings.