On Sunday, Team India lost the second T20 match against South Africa by 4 wickets. This is India’s 7th consecutive defeat against South Africa in all three formats of cricket. Earlier, on the South Africa tour, Team India had to face defeat in two consecutive Tests and three ODIs. In the second T20 match played in Cuttack, India scored 148 for 6 after losing the toss and batting first.
In reply, South Africa achieved the target in 18.2 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Heinrich Klaasen scored 81 runs in just 46 balls while batting brilliantly for South Africa.
In the second T20 match against South Africa, Dinesh Karthik was sent to bat at number 7 after Axar Patel. No one understood this decision. Gautam Gambhir, who was commentating during the match, said that it was a very wrong decision of the team management. You can’t do that to your leading batsman.
Despite having a legendary coach like Rahul Dravid, taking such a decision was beyond everyone’s comprehension. Despite coming at number 7, Dinesh Karthik batted brilliantly in the last overs, scoring 30 not out off just 21 balls. If he had been sent earlier, he could have done even better.
Both the spin bowlers of Team India, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel were complete flops in the match. Akshar Patel conceded 19 runs in an over. At the same time, Hardik Pandya conceded 31 runs in 3 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal gave 49 runs in 4 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar alone was the only bowler. He conceded just 13 runs in 4 overs and took 4 wickets.
On one hand, players like David Miller, who performed brilliantly in the IPL in South Africa’s team, are giving victory to their team. At the same time, in the second T20, the batsmen of Team India were troubled a lot by the fast bowlers of South Africa in the second T20. Indian batsmen were not getting runs in front of them.
Rabada conceded just 15 runs in 4 overs in the match and got one wicket. At the same time, Wayne Pernell also took one wicket for 23 runs. Enrique Nortya took 2 wickets for South Africa.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.