IND Vs SA Report: Miller’s century in front of Surya in vain, India broke South African magic
IND vs SA 2nd T20 Match Report Today: With this, Team India has won the three-match series by 2-0. The last match will be held in Indore on October 4.
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After three consecutive failures, the Indian cricket team finally destroyed the fort of South Africa. The South African team, which did not lose any series on Indian soil in T20 cricket, failed for the first time. Another fireworks-filled innings from Suryakumar Yadav in the second T20 match in Guwahati and then on the strength of strong bowling in the powerplay, India defeated South Africa by 16 runs to win the series with the match. Even David Miller’s brilliant century could not avert this defeat.
On the basis of the amazing innings of Indian batsmen and some average bowling, Team India scored a total of 237 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. Obviously achieving this was never going to be easy. Especially considering the South African opening pair of captain Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock, it was even more difficult as both have not been in form for a long time.
Thatâ€™s what happened. Bavuma could not open the account in the second consecutive match. After playing the first over maiden, Bavuma was out in the very next over. He played a total of 7 balls. At the same time, Riley Russo also returned without a score in the second consecutive match. Both were returned by Arshdeep in his first over. Aidan Markram definitely gave pace to the scoreboard and tried to ease the pressure by playing some great shots, but Axar Patel bowled him.
After this, David Miller took the lead and despite the struggle of de Kock, kept batting openly from the other side. The experienced left-handed explosive batsman smashed everyone from Ravichandran Ashwin to Arshdeep Singh and Axar Patel and scored a fifty in 25 balls. In between, de Kock also tried to regain the momentum by collecting some boundaries and completed 50 runs.
South Africa needed 82 runs in the last 4 overs and here in the 17th and 18th overs, Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel bowled amazingly, spending only 19 runs, which proved to be decisive in the end, as a total of 46 runs in the 19th and 20th overs Returns. Miller completed his second T20 century in just 46 balls, hitting two consecutive sixes in the last over. In the end, the margin of defeat was only 16 runs.
Rahul did the same
The concerns that were being raised about the Indian team’s top order at the start of the Asia Cup are getting reduced match by match and before the World Cup coming closer, Team India once again showed its full power of batting. Especially KL Rahul, who was struggling to play freely in the first T20 in Thiruvananthapuram and could score 50 runs in 55 balls.
This time Rahul took up the responsibility and smashed the South African bowlers with the first ball of the innings. Captain Rohit Sharma also played well, who did not seem to be in much rhythm. Nevertheless, both of them added 57 runs in the powerplay and made an excellent opening partnership of 96 runs. Rahul hit fifty in just 24 balls.
surya’s super show
Suryakumar Yadav’s super show started after these two. Surya, who is in the best form, once again showed his 360 degree style and made South African bowling a joke. Surya took at least two boundaries in every over and completed an astonishing half-century in just 18 balls. During this, Surya made a record of one thousand T20 International runs in the fewest balls (576).
On the other hand, Virat Kohli also slowly picked up the pace and got some great shots. However, Surya was run out due to a misunderstanding about a run, but Kohli and then Karthik in the last over took 16 runs to take the team to 237 for 3 wickets.