Sun, 02 October 2022
2nd T20I Updates: India win by 16 runs, clinch series
23:45 India win by 16 runs, clinch series
With the win, Team India took an unassailable lead 2-0 over South Africa. For South Africa, Miller slammed an unbeaten 106 in 47 balls while Quinton de Kock played a knock of not out 69 off 48.
For India Arshdeep Singh bagged two wickets while Axar Patel settled for one wicket.Defending the target of 238, India's Arshdeep Singh dented South Africa's chase by bagging the wickets of Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw in one over.
23:10 India win by 16 runs
23:10 India win by 16 runs
23:04 SA need 37 from 6 balls
Harshal continues, De Kock welcomes him with a huge six behind square! Backs it with a single. Miller send sit to long on for a single. Next is called wide. Just two more singles off it. 11 runs came off the over. After 18 overs SA are 175-3, they need 63 from 12 balls.
South Africa 201-3 (19 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Arshdeep starts with no ball, SA will get two. Single for De Kock. Miller hammers it over midwicket for six runs! Next is called wide, Rohit is livid but after a small chat with the umpires, he seems to be smiling. Miller hammers a boundary now. Another boundary! Miller on fire, but is it too late? Two more. Ends the over with a six! 26 came off it. SA are 201-3, they need 37 from 6 balls.
22:51 Miller, De Kock keep SA in the hunt
Harshal Patel is here, Miller hammers him for back-to-back boundaries. Three more from the over and with a single fifty comes up for Quinton also. Single to end the over. Harshal finishes the over much better than he had started. 13 came off it. SA are 156-3, they need 82 from 24 balls.
South Africa 164-3 (17 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Deepak Chahar is back into the attack, starts with two dot balls. Miller will get a single. De Kock will get a couple. A quick single now. Finishes it off with a boundary. 8 came off it. After 17 overs, SA are 164-3, they need 68 from 17 balls.
22:40 Millers brings SA back into the match
Axar Patel comes in, Miller and De Kock get a single each. Miller hammers back-to-back sixes. Backs with a boundary. Dot to end the over. 18 came off it. After 15 overs SA are 143-3. They need 95 from 30.
South Africa 124-3 (15 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
22:33 Miller brings up his fifty
South Africa 124-3 (14 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Harshal Patel continues, at mid off KL Rahul dives but fails to hold on to the ball. De Kock will get a couple. Next is called wide. De Kock cuts it, won't get any runs. He comes down the track for a single. Four more singles from the over. After 13 overs SA are 110-3. They need 128 from 42 balls.
Arshdeep is brought back into the attack, starts with a wide. De Kock powers the next to deep midwicket for a single. Miller will also get a single. Arshdeep over steps, siren for no ball goes off. Miller hammers a six off that free hit. With a single, Miller brings up his fifty off 25 balls. Two more singles off the over. After 14 overs SA are 124-3. They need 114 from 36 balls.
22:18 100 comes up for SA
Harshal Patel is called into the attack now, Miller drives it down the ground for a quick single. Rohit Sharma has nose bleed! He walks off the field. KL Rahul is the skipper now. Miller will get a couple and feeds off the pace to send a one bounce four. And another boundary! Yorker to end the over but Miller will get a single. 13 came off it. After 11 overs SA are 83-3. They need 155 from 54 balls to win.
South Africa 102-3 (12 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Ashwin continues, Miller sends it to deep midwicket for a single. De Kock reverse sweeps for a quick single. Miller hammers a huge six over long on! Next is called wide. Miller is beaten. And he hammers another powerful Six!!! 50 partnership comes up for Miller-De Kock. Boundary to end the over and with that 100 comes up for SA. They need 136 from 42 balls.
22:04 De Kock, Miller keep score board ticking
Axar Patel continues, De Kock and Miller keep the score board ticking. De Kock also get a boundary. Three more singles come off it. 11 runs come off it, after 9 overs SA are 66-3.
South Africa 70-3 (10 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Ashwin continues, De Kock and Miller deal in singles. Two dots to end the over. 4 came off it. After 10 overs SA are 70-3. They need 168 from 60 balls.
21:58 50 comes up for SA
Miller is the new batter. He is beaten. Miller and De Kock exchange singles each. Miller is dropped! It was a low catch but Pant should have taken it. After 7 overs SA are 49-3. They need 189 from 78 balls.
South Africa 55-3 (8 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Ashwin is back, De Kock flicks it for a single. Wide called. Miller nudges it to square for a single. De Kock sends it back to the bowler. De Kock flicks it and lands just a little ahead of Chahar. Should have taken. The next touches Ashwin fingers and will get a single. Physio is called to have a look at Ashwin's fingers. All seems well. Single to end the over. 6 came off it. After 8 overs SA are 55-3. They need 183 from 72 balls.
21:48 At the end of powerplay SA are 45-2
Spin comes in early, Ashwin is here. Markram will get a single. De Kock is beaten twice. He pushes the next to long on for a single. Another wide. Markram powers it through cover for four runs. Dot to end the over. 8 came off it. After 4 overs SA are 21-2.
South Africa 45-2 (6 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Chahar comes to bowl his third over, starts with a dot ball. De Kock flicks it to deep for a single. Markram drives it through covers for four runs. Three more singles from the over. 8 came off it. After 5 overs SA are 29-2. They need 209 from 90 balls.
Arshdeep comes to bowl the last over of the powerplay, Markram sends it back to the bowler, won't get any runs. Flicks it for a quick single. Markram hammers the next for four runs, siren for no ball goes off. Six runs! Markram backs it with a couple. Single to end the over. 16 came off it. At the end of the powerplay SA are 45-2.
21:34 SA batters need to step up
The players are back on the field.
South Africa 13-2 (3 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Chahar continues with a slip, Markram send sit to third man for a single. Next is called wide. Pant dives to save a boundary. He hammers the next for four runs. Flicks to cover point, won't get any runs. Powers to square leg for a single. Dot to end the over. 8 came off it. After 3 overs SA are 13-2.
21:10 Arshdeep strikes twice, SA in trouble
South Africa 5-2 (2 Ovs) vs India 237-3 | Scorecard
Bavuma and Quinton de Kock walk out to bat. Deepak Chahar to start for India. He skids at the time of release and has to bowl again. Hits on Bavuma's pads. Won't get any runs. Bavuma lets it go. A slight mix-up for Bavuma is safe. Three dot balls. Bavuma beaten, Pant stretches, gets to touch the ball but hits Rohit. No runs taken. Bavuma beaten again. Maiden over for Deepak.
Arshdeep Singh to share the attack with Chahar. Quinton taps it down for a single. In the air and Bavuma is gone. Kohli takes an excellent catch at mid off. Bavuma gone for a duck.
Rilee Rossouw is the new batter. He lets the ball pass. Wicket! Rossouw skies it, DK fumbles but safely takes the catch safely.
Aiden Markram is the new batter. De Kock leaves it and hammers the last off the over for four runs.
5 runs and two wickets came off it. SA are 5-2 after two overs.
20:46 India set 238 target for SA batters
Rabada to finish off, DK faces him. DK misses and finds the gap to send it for four runs! DK misses again. Next is called wide. DK scoops it for six! Kohli is on 49. But DK hammers another six! It clears the fence! Single to end the over. Legbye called. 18 came off it.
India 237-3 (20 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
The South African bowlers had an off day and Indian batters took full advantage of that. India set up 238 for SA to win it.
20:41 200 up for India but lose SKY
Ngidi continues, Kohli misses. Sends the next into the ropes for four runs. Three runs! 200 come sup for India. Next is called wide. Two dots and SKY ends the over with a huge six! After 18 overs India are 209-2.
India 219-3 (19 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Nortje is here, mix-up and India lose SKY to a run-out! What an innings comes to an end! 61 off just 22 balls.
DK is the new batter. Kohli and DK exchange a single each. Vintage Kohli hammers back-to- back boundaries. Dot to end the over. After 19 overs India are 219-3.
20:33 Kohli-SKY hammer SA bowlers
India 178-2 (17 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Parnell is here, SKY hammers a huge six and brings up his fifty off just 18 balls. What an innings! Legbye called. Full toss and deep square leg takes a catch but it is a freehit and SKY is safe. Kohli comes to the party now with a six and a boundary! Kohli misses. Another boundary for Kohli. A rare single to end the over. 23 came off it. Most expensive over so far. After 17 overs India are 194-2.
20:25 18-ball fifty for SKY!
Ngidi is here, Kohli drives it to long on for a single. SKY skies it over deep midwicket for six runs! Moves to 41 in no time. Will gte a couple. Excellent running between the wickets. Hammers a boundary now. Drives to extra cover for a single now. Kohli will get a couple now. 16 came off it. After 16 overs India are 171-2.
India 178-2 (16.1 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Parnell is here, SKY hammers a huge six and brings up his fifty off just 18 balls. What an innings!
20:18 SKY hammers Rabada for 22 runs!
Rabada is brought back into the attack now, SKY welcomes him with a huge SIX! Backs with a boundary! Such a treat! Cuts it for a single. Pressure on Rabada now! Kohli flicks it for a single. SKY finds the gap and sends it to the ropes for four runs! Hammers a huge six to end the over. 22 comes off the over. After 15 overs India are 155-2.
India 155-2 (15 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
20:14 Indians are unstoppable!
Ngidi is back into the attack, Kohli gets a single. SKY hammers a boundary and backs it with a single towards deep extra cover. Kohli and SKY get a single each before SKY ends the over with a boundary. 12 come off it. After 13 overs India are 125-2.
India 133-2 (14 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Parnell is back into the attack, four singles come off it, boundary to end the over. 8 off it, after 14 overs India are 133-2.
20:05 Maharaj strikes again, removes Rahul for 57
Maharaj continues, Kohli and Rahul will get a single each. Huge appeal for LBW and given! Rahul asks Kohli and then goes for a review. No bat involved and ball-tracking shows the ball will hit the wickets. India lose second wicket. His magnificent innigs comes to an end. He scored 57 off just 28 balls. Suryakumar Yadav is the new batter. He misses. Will get a couple. Boundary off the last ball for SKY. After 12 overs India are 113-2.
India 113-2 (12 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
20:02 KL Rahul hammers 24-ball fifty
Markram is brought into the attack. Rahul and Kohli exchange singles. Rahul comes down the pitch and sends it into the stands for six runs! What a way to get to his fifty. A 24 ball fifty for KL Rahul! He gets in style! He mistims, won't get any runs. Powers to deep midwicket for a single. Dot to end the over. After 11 overs India are 105-1.
India 105-1 (11 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
19:56 Maharaj dismisses Rohit for 43 off 37 balls
Keshav Maharaj is brought to control the runs. Rohit powers to covers, won't get any runs. He sends the next to long off for a single. KL moves to 48. Rohit misses and wicket off the next! Rohit mistimes and Stubbs takes a simple catch at deep midwicket. Rohit Sharma walks back scoring 43 off 37 balls. Drinks called.
India 96-1 (10 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Kohli walks in at No 3. He is on strike, sends it back to Maharaj.
19:46 Nortje hammered for 21 runs!
Keshav Maharaj is here again, can he provide the breakthrough? Just singles came off it. Just 5 off that over. Maharaj has brought that run rate down. After 8 overs India are 73-0.
India 94-0 (9 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Nortje continues, Rahul hammers that quick one to the ropes for four runs! Good use of his wrists. Beautiful timing and six runs for KL Rahul. He moves to 46 in just 20 balls. Wide called. He nudges to leg side for a single. Rohit finds the gap and four runs! Chance for Ngidi but ball races to the boundary! Single to end the over. 21 came off it. After 9 overs India are 94-0.
19:45 Snake spotted on the ground!
Change in bowling, Nortje is here. Rahul and Rohit exchange singles. Rahul then flicks it over the rope for six runs! That's a beauty! They deal in singles the rest of the over, precisely three came later. 11 came off the over, after 7 overs India are 68-0. KL Rahul is 33 off 15 and Rohit is 31 off 27 balls.
India 68-0 (7 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
SA need wickets here.
There is interruption in the field. Snake spotted!
19:31 50 comes up for India
Rabada is back, Rahul mistimes, won't get any runs. Rahul again mistimes, lucky that it falls short of third man, will get a single. Rohit finds the gap and ball races to the boundary. Will get a couple. Flicks it for a single. Rahul ducks under a bouncer, wide called. Boundary to end the over. 13 came off it. India are 49-0.
India 57-0 (6 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Spin is in, with that Keshav Maharaj is here. Starts with two dot balls. Rohit hammers the next towards square for four runs and with that 50 comes up fir India. Sends towards leg side, won't get any runs. Flicks to point, no run there as it lands into the hands of a fielder. Boundary to end the over. 8 came off it. At the end of the powerplay, India are 57-0.
19:23 Rahul, Rohit in attacking mode
Ngidi replaces Rabada, Rohit is beaten. Dot ball again. Rohit hammer sit over the ropes, huge one for the skipper. Ngidi does well to come back and bowl three dot balls on the trot. After 3 overs India are 21-0.
India 36-0 (4 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Parnell continues, KL Rahul sends it for six runs! Backs it with a boundary! He stood and delivered! Beautiful hitting! Falling short to adjectives to describe that shot! Easy single and Rohit on strike now. Parnell under pressure and struggling with his line, And Rohit capitalises on it and sends the ball for four runs! Flicks it to point, won't get any runs. Good last ball to end the over. 15 came off it, excellent over for India. After 4 overs, India are 36-0.
19:13 India off to a good start vs SA
India 15-0 (2 Ovs) vs SA | Scorecard
Skipper Rohit Sharma and KL walk out to bat. Rabada will start the proceedings for South Africa,. Great position and KL Rahul puts it away for four runs! Nicely played and will get an easy single. Rohit is beaten and will get a single off next. Dot to end the over. Six came off the first.
Wayne Parnell comes from the other end. Excellent bowing, Rohit negotiates the swing and defends first two. Scoopes, risky shot and that runs away for four! That might have hurt, Rohit's gloves are off and the physio is on the ground having a look at his index finger of his left hand. Looks like he has gone for a painkiller. Play resumes. Rohit thought it was wide, umpire is not of the same opinion. Will get a single off next, called legbye. Ouch! That was so close, Rahul lucky there. Will welcome that lucky boundary.
18:40 Here are the playing XIs
Here are the playing XIs
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
18:36 SA win toss, elect to field
South Africa have won the toss and have elected to field.
The visitors have made one change, Ngidi comes in for Shamsi while the Indians are unchanged.
There was rain in the afternoon but the groundstaff had covered the entire square. Just before the toss the coves came off.
But later in the evening, there are high chances of rain.
18:25 India chase series win vs SA
Team India would aim to continue its winning run and complete a rare home-series win against South Africa when the two sides clash in the second T20 International, in Guwahati on Sunday.
The ongoing series was originally planned as the final tune-up for Rahul Dravid's team but Jasprit Bumrah's absence from the remaining two T20Is has now thrown more questions than answers.
Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj have been added to the squad as injury replacements but they do not figure in the World Cup-bound squad, as of now.The burning question is, will the two remaining T20Is give the team management scope to test Bumrah's replacement.
Boasting the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, the South African bowling lacked the sting after the duo dismissed Rohit and Kohli cheaply.
Bavuma would hope that they put up a much-improved show and also the toss of the coin comes in his favour so as to test the Indian batting up front.