new Delhi: Host India has made a great start to the series by defeating India vs South Africa in the second T20 match. With this victory, the Indian team has taken an unbeatable lead of 1-0 in the three-match T20 series. Now the third T20 match between India and South Africa will be played in Bengaluru on Sunday (22 September). Even if South Africa wins this match, the series will still remain 1-1.
The second T20 match between India and South Africa was played on Wednesday (18 September). The match was played at PCA Stadium Mohali in Mohali. The Indian team won the toss in the match and fielded first. South Africa batting first scored 149 runs for five wickets. In reply, India scored 151 runs for three wickets in 19 overs. In this way, he won this match by seven wickets with one over remaining.
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The hero of Indian victory was Captain Virat Kohli. He scored a brilliant 72 off 52 balls. Virat Kohli did not get out till the end and came out of the ground only to win his team. He hit four fours and three sixes in his innings. He was adjudged the man of the match for playing the best innings and taking a beautiful catch. He took the best catch of opposing captain Quinton Dickock.
African team faltering after good start
South Africa started well in this match. He once scored 88 runs for one wicket. Similarly, after 16 overs, his score was 122 runs for 3 wickets. In such a situation, he had a chance to make a big score, but he could not do it. On behalf of the African team, Quinton Dickock scored the most 50 runs. Temba Bavuma played a 49-run innings.
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India made a good comeback
India made a great comeback in this match. He gave just 27 runs in the last 4 overs and also took two wickets. South Africa scored 122 for 3 wickets in 16 overs. But when the innings was over, he had only 149 runs on the scoreboard. Deepak Chahar took the most two wickets from India. Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya got one wicket each.
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Great batting by Virat-Dhawan
India started off well to chase the target. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (40) and Rohit Sharma added 33 runs within four overs. Rohit, however, was out early. After this, captain Virat Kohli and Dhawan shared 61 runs to lead the team to victory. Dhawan was caught at longon on a team score of 94. After this, Virat Kohli along with Rishabh Pant (4) and Shreyas Iyer (16) gave the team victory.