Setting a high target of 238 for South Africa Saturday evening the Rohit & Co. won the 2nd T20 International by 16 runs with the lost of three wickets. Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli turned out the best performers with 61, 57 and 49 runs respectively at the Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati.
India beat South Africa by 16 runs in the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, October 2 to clinch the three-match series 2-0. In a high-scoring game, the Men in Blue were sent into bat after losing the toss. Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 22), KL Rahul (57 off 28) and Virat Kohli (49* off 28) played excellent knocks as India put up 237 for 3 on the board.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named Team India’s squad for the upcoming three-match one-day series against South Africa. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team as main skipper Rohit Sharma will be on captaincy duties of T20I squad. The players picked for the T20 World Cup 2022 will be reaching Australia on October 6 for their preparations.
Mohammed Siraj has replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah to play the remaining two T20Is against South Africa. His name was selected by the All-India Senior Selection Committee to join the Rohit Sharma-led Team India squad.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that the wicket in Thiruvananthapuram for the opening T20I of the three-match series against South Africa was a rather tricky one. He, however, added that players also get to learn a lot by playing on such challenging wickets.
Team India’s stand-in captain Rishabh Pant has admitted that he is keen to make a significant contribution with the bat during the upcoming tour of England. The 24-year-old had a poor T20I series against South Africa at home, which ended on Sunday following the abandonment of the final T20I in Bengaluru due to rain.
Indian fast bowler Avesh Khan has hailed head coach Rahul Dravid after his fine four-wicket haul in the Rajkot T20I against South Africa. There were a few critics who felt that Avesh should have been replaced after he went wicketless in the first three matches of the series. However, the Indian think tank stuck to him and the 25-year-old delivered with figures of 4 for 18.
Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that he tried to bowl quick leg breaks, but with a different seam position during the third T20I against South Africa on Tuesday. Having lost the first two matches, India were in a must-win position in Vizag. Defending a total of 179, Chahal claimed 3 for 20 as the hosts bowled out the visitors for 131 and registered a crucial 48-run victory.
Team India skipper Rishabh Pant lamented that his side was at least 10-15 runs short, batting first after losing the toss in the 2nd T20I against South Africa on Sunday (June 12) in Cuttack. He added that the Men in Blue fought back well with the ball in the first half but lost their way after that.