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IND vs SA, 2nd T20I Highlights: India Beat South Africa In Run-Fest At Guwahati, Gain Unassailable 2-0 Lead In Series

IND vs SA, 2nd T20I Highlights: India successfully defended 237/3 against South Africa on Sunday.© AFP

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I Highlights: India defeated South Africa by 16 runs in the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati to gain an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series on Sunday. Chasing 238-run target, South Africa were stopped at 221 for 3 in 20 overs despite David Miller’s unbeaten 106 off 47 balls. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock scored 69 not out off 48. Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav scored 61 off 22 balls, while KL Rahul hit a 28-ball 57 as India posted a big total of 237/3 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 49 not out off 28 balls in the run fest that saw over 450 runs being scored collectively by both the teams. South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma had won the toss and opted to bowl first against India. (SCORECARD)

India Playing XI: 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 Playing XI: 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

Here are the Highlights of 2nd T20I Match between India and South Africa straight from Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati

  • 23:10 (IST)

    IND vs SA: India win!!!

    India have won the game by 16 runs. With it, they also seal the series 2-0 with a match to go. South Africa fought well as David Miller hit 106 off 47 balls and Quinton de Kock too contributed with a 69 not out off 48 balls but one has to admit that India had an edge ever since they posted a daunting total of 237/3 on the board in the first innings.

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Live Score: Back-to-back SIXES! Century for David Miller!

    David Miller has raved to his century in 46 balls. This is a really special knock from the southpaw. Had the other South African batters also done bit better, the result of the game could have been something else. Nonetheless, take a bow Mr. “Killer” Miller.

    SA 214/3 (19.3)

  • 23:04 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: 26-run over from Arshdeep Singh

    Miller did a Miller in the penultimate over as he smacked Arshdeep Singh for two sixes and two fours. A total of 26 runs came off the over and South Africa need 37 more to win off the final 6 balls.

    SA 201/3 (19)

  • 23:01 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: FOUR!

    A four from David Miller towards point region to Arshdeep Singh. South Africa need 49 more in 9 balls. This game might well be over for South Africa, but for a young Arshdeep, it is a good opportunity to gain the experience of bowling in slog overs in an international game.

    SA 189/3 (18.3) 

  • 22:57 (IST)

    Live Score: South Africa need 63 runs in 12 balls

    This game now seems well out of South Africa’s reach now. They need 31.5 runs per over from here and Rohit Sharma and company are only 12 balls away from sealing the series, unless some magic happens at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

    SA 175/3 (18)

  • 22:50 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: South Africa need 74 runs in 18 balls

    Only 8 runs came off the last over bowled by Deepak Chahar and the required run rate for South Africa goes over 24 now. They need 74 runs to win in 18 balls. It is not that the duo of Miller and de Kock are not playing well, it is rather the cushion of some extra 20-30 runs that has always kept India ahead since the start of this chase.

    SA 164/3 (17)

  • 22:40 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live Score: Back-to-back FOURS!

    South Africa might be way behind in this chase but David Miller has kept their slim hopes alive. He has struck two fours on the first two balls of Harshal Patel’s third over. South Africa need 87 more in 28 balls. Tough ask to be honest, but in T20Is, you never know!

    SA 151/3 (15.2)

  • 22:36 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX! SIX! FOUR!

    Here are some boundaries from the bat of Quinton de Kock. He first hit Axar Patel for two consecutive sixes before hitting a four. 

    SA 143/3 (14.5)

  • 22:34 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: Fifty for David Miller!

    A single and it’s a 25-ball fifty for david Miller. He never looked in complete attacking mode, but he has yet managed a strike rate of 200.   

    SA 122/3 (13.3)

  • 22:28 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: SIX!

    A fuller delivery outside off stump from Arshdeep Singh to David Miller and the latter lofted it over extra cover for a six.

    SA 121/3 (13.3)

  • 22:23 (IST)

    IND vs SA: Required run rate shoots up for South Africa

    The required run rate for South Africa has now gone over 18 runs per over. Things are getting more difficult for the Proteas here at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. David Miller is unbeaten on 42 off 22 balls but Quinton de Kock’s 29-ball 27 is probably helping India more than South Africa.

    SA 110/3 (13)

  • 22:16 (IST)

    Live Score: Another SIX from Miller!

    A short ball from Ashwin and David Miller jumped to the backfoot and hit it over mid-wicket boundary for a six. Miller is enjoying his time there at the middle.

    SA 98/3 (11.5)

  • 22:15 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX!

    Not fully in the slot from Ravichandran Ashwin but David Miller still managed to hit it over long-on for a big six. 

    SA 91/3 (11.3)

  • 22:12 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live Score: Back-to-back FOURS!

    David Miller has struck Harshal Patel for two consecutive boundaries. The first one he scored was hit towards fine leg, while the second went towards long-off.

    SA 82/3 (10.5)

  • 21:59 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: FOUR!

    A reverse-sweep from Quinton de Kock for a four. However, the asking rate for South Africa is still over 15. They need a solid partnership to stand a chance in this game or it will be a mere formality for them. 

    SA 63/3 (8.4)

  • 21:55 (IST)

    Live Score: WICKET!

    Aiden Markram has been cleaned up by Axar Patel. This is a big-big wicket for India as Markram was looking really dangerous at the crease. Axar pitched the ball around middle stump before it spun and rattled Markram’s off stump. Markram departed for 19-ball 33. 

    SA 47/3 (6.2)

  • 21:47 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX!

    Another short ball from Arshdeep Singh on the free-hit and Markram swats it away this time for  an even better shot. The ball sailed over the long-off for a six.

    SA 42/2 (5.4)

  • 21:46 (IST)

    India vs South Africa: FOUR!

    A pull shot from Aiden Markram for a four this time. And.. it’s a no-ball that means it will a free-hit ball for Markram next.

    SA 36/2 (5.3) 

  • 21:39 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: FOUR!

    Another good shot from Aiden Markram for a four on the off side. He is looking really good at the crease.

    SA 26/2 (4.3)

  • 21:36 (IST)

    Live Score: FOUR!

    That’s a good backfoot punch from Aiden Markram for a four.

    SA 21/2 (3.5)

  • 21:31 (IST)

    Live Score: FOUR!

    Aiden Markram hits a four on the off side on the ball of Deepak Chahar. South Africa need many more like that.

    SA 12/2 (2.3)

  • 21:28 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: Issue resolved. Match set to resume

    The light tower that created the stoppage has started functioning.

  • 21:23 (IST)

    Live Score: Play is still stopped

    The light issue has not been resolved yet at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati and the match has still not resumed. This is definitely not a good thing to happen, but you never know about these machines. The reason behind the issue is yet to be known.

  • 21:16 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: Issue of lights on ground

    One of the light towers is not working, hence the play has been stopped for a while. South Africa are way behind in this game at just the start of their innings and the reason is a big target they are chasing and the two wickets they have lost so far.

    SA 5/2 (2.1)

  • 21:08 (IST)

    Live Score: WICKET!

    Another ones bites the dust! Rilee Rossouw falls for a two-ball duck and this is the second wicket in this over for Arshdeep Singh.

    SA 1/2 (1.5)

  • 21:06 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: WICKET!

    Temba Bavuma has trapped by Arshdeep Singh. he falls for a 7-ball duck. This is what you call the pressure of a big chase! Bavuma wanted to hit the ball over mid-off but hit the ball straight into the hands of the fielder. 

    SA 1/1 (1.2)

  • 20:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA: South Africa’s chase starts

    The second innings starts with Temba Bavuma taking the strike and Quinton de Kock at the other end. Deepak Chahar will bowl the first over. Here we go! 

  • 20:48 (IST)

    Live Score Updates: India post 237/3 in 20 overs

    18 runs came off the last over bowled by Rabada as Dinesh Karthik hit him all-around the park for a four and two sixes. India have posted a really good total on the board and South Africa have to punch above their weight to win this game from here now.

    IND 237/3 (20)

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX!

    Dinesh Karthik went across the stumps and pulled Kagiso Rabada’s short ball from outside off-stump for a six over backward square leg. 

    IND 230/3 (19.4)

  • 20:41 (IST)

    IND vs SA: Back-to-back FOURS from Kohli

    Virat Kohli is toying with the South African bowling at the moment. He has hit two consecutive fours to Anrich Nortje. The first one went towards the third man boundary, the second one went towards the cow corner.

    IND 219/3 (18.5)

  • 20:36 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: WICKET!

    Oh, dear! Suryakumar Yadav has been run out on 61 runs off 22 balls.

    IND 209/3 (18.1)

  • 20:29 (IST)

    IND vs SA: 6, 4, 0, 4, 1 from Kohli

    Virat Kohli is also showing his class. For a moment, everything was mesmerized by the beauty with with Suryakumar was playing but Kohli made his presence count with some quality shots around the park. India are getting to a really big total.

    IND 194/2 (17)

  • 20:26 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX! Fifty for Suryakumar Yadav!

    Suryakumar Yadav has races to his fifty in only 18 balls. This is literally insane from the batter. He has got his opportunities in international cricket after a big delay and he is taking the revenge by outclassing the opponent bowlers. It’s a no-ball meanwhile.

    IND 178/2 (16)

  • 20:20 (IST)

    Live Score Updates: FOUR!

    This is poor bowling from the South African bowlers but equally good batting from Suryakumar Yadav. With both point and third man fielder inside the circle, Ngidi bowled a slower short ball way outside off-stump. SKY knew he just needed to play it over the fielders for a four. This is exactly what happened after that.

    IND 168/2 (15.4)

  • 20:18 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX!

    A friendly full toss from Lungi Ngidi and thank you very much says Suryakumar Yadav.

    IND 162/2 (15.2)

  • 20:17 (IST)

    IND vs SA: FOUR! SIX!

    10 runs came off the last two balls of Rabada’s third over as Suryakumar Yadav hit a four and then hit a six to cap off the over in style.

    IND 155/2 (15)

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Live Score: SIX!

    The South African pacer are not learning. Suryakumar Yadav went across the stumps and Rabada bowled it on his pads. The result was an easy six from SKY over deep square leg. 

    IND 139/2 (14.1)

  • 20:11 (IST)

    Live Score Updates: FOUR!

    A short ball from Parnell outside off-stump got good bounce off the surface and Virat Kohli made good improvisation to hit it over extra cover for a four.

    IND 133/2 (14)

  • 20:07 (IST)

    IND vs SA: Lucky boundary for Kohli!

    Virat Kohli went for a hard drive on the fuller ball of Lungi Ngidi. He was beaten by pace and got an outside edge. To his good luck, Kohli’s edge flew right to the wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for a four.

    IND 125/2 (13)

  • 20:00 (IST)

    IND vs SA T20 Match: WICKET!

    Another wicket for Keshav Maharaj. KL Rahul departs on 57 off 28 balls. South Africa have made a mini comeback here and the credit for it goes to Maharaj as he dismissed Rohit Sharma first and then returned to pick the wicket of Rahul.

    IND 107/2 (11.3)

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