India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Match Report: India’s story did not change even in Cuttack, South Africa lead 2-0 with victory
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IND Vs SA 2nd T20 Match Report Today: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who proved ineffective in the last match, gave a good start to India by bowling tremendously this time, but the failure of the batsmen was heavy.
The story of the matches played between India and South Africa this year ridge I couldn’t change either. From the Test at the beginning of the year to the last T20 against South Africa, the Indian team’s figure deteriorated further and the team also failed in the seventh attempt. South Africa defeated hosts India by 4 wickets in the second match of the five-match T20 series played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday, 12 June and with this, the tension of Team India increased by taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Gave. After the strong bowling of the pacers, Heinrich Klassen gave the team a great victory with an innings of 81 runs.
South Africa’s fast bowlers, including Kagiso Rabada (1/15) and Enrique Norkhia (2/36), had exhausted the Indian batting. The Indian team, which scored runs three days ago in Feroz Shah Kotla, could hardly make 148 runs this time. Shreyas Iyer scored the highest 40 runs for the team. In the end, Dinesh Karthik took the team to this score by quickly collecting 30 runs. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar did a tremendous performance for the team in the bowling and raised the hope of winning by taking 3 wickets in the powerplay, but Klaasen neutralized all the other bowlers and snatched the chance of victory from India.
Bhubaneshwar’s strong debut
Bhuvneshwar got off to a great start by bowling Reeza Hedricks (04) on the last ball of the first over. He then gave a second blow to Dwayne Pretorius (04) in his second over by sending him to the pavilion. The South African team came under pressure and Bavuma (30 balls, four fours, one six) opened his hand and hit a brilliant six on Hardik Pandya in the off-side, but Bhuvneshwar hit the stumps of Rasi van der Dussen (01) in his third over. Uprooted. Due to this, South Africa lost their third wicket in the last over of the powerplay and their score was 23 for three. To recover from these setbacks, South Africa needed a big partnership, for which Klaasen and Bavuma, who came to play in the match due to injury to Quinton de Kock, fulfilled this responsibility. Both of them shared 64 runs in 41 balls for the fourth wicket.
Klassen’s brilliant innings
Bavuma and Klaasen (81 runs, 46 balls, seven fours, five sixes) made several good shots to try to take the team out of the pressure as the team added 13 and 19 runs in the 11th and 12th overs respectively. And to break this partnership, India got success in the very next over when Yuzvendra Chahal (1 for 49) bowled the South African captain. Miller, who won the team by scoring a half-century in the last match, was now at the crease. He preferred Klaasen to play more balls. Klaasen hit three sixes in the last over of Chahal, adding 23 runs in the 16th over. Harshal Patel took the wicket of Klaasen in the 17th over but by then it was too late. The 51-run partnership between Klaasen and David Miller (20 not out) for the fifth wicket scored 149 runs in 18.2 overs.
Indian batting badly battered
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer (40 runs) was India’s top scorer while Ishan Kishan played some excellent shots in the beginning and scored 34 runs in 21 balls but lost his momentum in the middle overs. Indian batsmen struggled, barring a small 45-run partnership for the second wicket between Kishan and Iyer on this challenging pitch after the dismissal of Rituraj Gaikwad in the very first over.
In-form finisher Dinesh Karthik was sent after Axar Patel at number seven, making things more difficult for the Rishabh Pant-led Indian team. Karthik played an unbeaten 30 off 21 balls with two sixes and two fours and helped the team to a respectable score. Harshal Patel (12 not out in nine balls) played a good role in him, both of whom together improved the Indian run rate to 36 runs in the last three overs.