The second T20I between India and South Africa is currently being staged at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Earlier, India drew first blood in the series by beating Proteas in the first T20I at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
Talking about the second game, Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s limited-overs skipper won the toss and invited Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team to bat first in Guwahati.
“Just want to come out, play some good cricket and entertain the crowd. We have never beaten these guys here and it’s gonna take a lot of effort from everyone to do that,” said skipper Rohit after the toss.
India got off to a rollicking start, thanks to Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma. The duo added 96 runs for the opening wicket before Rohit fell prey to Keshav Maharaj’s bowling.
Rohit departed after scoring 43 off 37 balls where he struck 7 boundaries and a six. On the other hand, KL Rahul scored 57 off 28 balls including 5 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli take Proteas’ bowling attack to cleaners
Suryakumar Yadav who has been in the form of his life has played yet another magnificent knock against Proteas in the second T20I.
The right-handed batter scored a blazing fifty. India’s flamboyant cricketer scored 61 off 22 balls at a strike-rate of 277.27. However, he was run out by combined efforts of Temba Bavuma and Anrich Nortje.
Suryakumar has drawn praises from across quarters for his fantabulous batting performance. Former Indian captain Virat Kohli also played a brilliant innings against South Africa.
He ended up scoring an unbeaten 49 off 28 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and a six, at a strike-rate of 175. In the end, India posted a humongous total of 237/3 in their quota of 20 overs.
India playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Check out the best Twitter reactions below:-
18 ball fifty for Suryakumar Yadav, this is ridiculous batting. pic.twitter.com/TH9pk0sw3m
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 2, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli partnership is slowly turning out to be a match made in heaven
— Rohit Barcaadmirers (@barcaadmirers) October 2, 2022
Not a human in my book
Alien 100% ✍️
— 💙✧♡ABHI♡✧💙 (@hitman_Rohit_07) October 2, 2022
Surya would have scored 20runs in this over if he not out
— KOHLIFANʰᵒⁿᵉˢᵗ (@hatedkohlifan) October 2, 2022
Their hands get powerless in big Tournaments
— Afsha (@AfshaCricket) October 2, 2022
Hugged then stabbed pic.twitter.com/FClhldkNTi
— omg wtf 🥷🏼 (@omg_bro_wtf) October 2, 2022
Virat to surya today runout pic.twitter.com/xt897S9mWB
— AJAY DHILLON (@IG_AJAYDHILLON) October 2, 2022
If alt least hitman scored fifty then definitely india cross 245 but no problem all played very well
— Zaid Khan (@ZaidJav26090563) October 2, 2022