Monday, November 28, 2022



India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Match Report, south Africa Won By 4 runs



Key Highlights

  • In India vs South Africa 2nd T20 match, south Africa beats India by 4 runs
  • With help of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s good innings, team India loses momentum due to lack of support from other batters
  • As usual, experienced Kagiso Rabada along with his peers makes Indian batters struggle with perfect line & length

In the India Vs. South Africa 2nd T20 match, South Africa once again beats India by 4 runs. The SA team lead by Temba Bavuma, after winning the toss decided to bowl first and gave the Indian side to set the target for chase.

Taking the opportunity given with open arms, Indian team send their two openers in the form of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad. But on the fourth ball itself Kagiso Rabada, sent back Ruturaj back to pavilion scoring just 1 off 3 balls. Then understanding the T20 format well, Ishan took the charge and played a blistering innings of 34 runs off 21 deliveries but while maintaining the momentum and hard hitting, he lost his wicket near third man.

Then entering Rishabh Pant tried to play the innings he was expected off, but while doing so, he also lost his wicket at the deep square leg, and was dismissed for 5 off 7 deliveries.

So, if you look at the Indian batting attitude in this particular game it all of them seemed in a bit rush to score big but understanding the mindset here the SA team took advantage of the situation and bowled in perfect line length taking wickets on a continuous basis.

At last, in the first innings, India team ended up at 148 losing 6 wickets.

Now came the chance for the South African side to bat and got the wonderful chance to win the match with such minimal target in hand. SA team sent there two batsmen in the form of the captain himself Temba Bavuma, and Reeza Hendricks.

But this time the Indian bowler Bhuvenseshwar kumar had different plans. In his first spell of the innings, Bhuveneshwar bowls out Hendricks for 4 off 3 deliveries. Then second in row was Dwaine Pretorius who while hitting a shot over the deep square leg, mis-timed it and gave it in the hands of the fielder standing there. So, by this time, South Africa had lost there 2 wickets in just 2.4 overs.

Then came in Rasse Der Van Dussen, who is known for his power play. But knowing this Bhuveneshwar Kumar keeping him as his target bowled him down by his beautiful in-swing. It was Bhuveneshwar’s day who through his perfect line and length, grabbed 4 wickets, in the game which displayed his pure confidence, hard work, and focus. By the body language of Kumar, it seemed not too surprising to him taking wickets and this only comes when knows, what he’s doing.

However, with help of experienced David Millers 20* off 15 deliveries, the proteas managed to mark a victory for themselves by 149 losing 6 wickets.

Although, the match between India Vs. South Africa 2nd T20 was won by the South African team by 4 runs, the series is now 2-0 with SA winning twice and India none.

India Vs. South Africa 3rd T20I match is going to take place tomorrow i.e., 14th June, 2022, held at the ACA-VDCA Cricket stadium, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This match for India will be a crucial one because if they lose this match, the series will officially be won by the South African’s with nothing much kept for the Indian side in the rest 2 matches.

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