India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI Live Score: South Africa beat India by seven wickets in the second ODI which also meant that they seal the three-match ODI series 2-0. Openers Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram led from the front and never let up on the demolition job that they had planned for KL Rahul and his men. Meanwhile India never look like resisting South Africa’s cruise as it turned out to be a one-sided Read More
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South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in the second ODI. They also seal the three match ODI series 2-0! Complete one sided thrashing that has been dished out to KL Rahul and his men here.
SA 245/3 (45)—Pretty tidy over for Bumrah here. Not much left in this game in Paarl. South Africa need just 16 off 30 balls. Just a matter of few hits.
SA 245/3 (40)—-South Africa cruising through as Markram and vd Dussen gets the runs with ease. Now, the question is did India erred in not introducing Venkatesh Iyer early? Also had Pant and Rahul stood on, India could have posted a bigger total here. Should be South Africa’s game from here on.
India's bowling made to look pedestrian by this crop of South African batsmen.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 21, 2022
SA 214/3 (35)–South Africa losing back-to-back wickets here. First Janneman Malan departing for 91 and then skipper Temba Bavuma departs for 35. Can India turn things here? Is there a twist in the tale?
SA 212/1 (34)—SA need 77 off just 96 balls. This game is now slipping from India’s hand. The bowling looks ineffective. It seemed that India might get the breakthroughs, but it didn’t happen. Meanwhile Malan is now into the 90s, captain Bavuma also getting into a fifty.
SA 196/1 (32)—Janneman Malan now eyeing century here. As Jasprit Bumrah gets the ball back. He had so far bowled five overs and now he returns with the fag end approaching. Meanwhile South Africa on course for an easy win.
SA 180/1—South Africa are cruising! Introduction of Venkatesh Iyer hasn’t made much of a difference here. He remains ineffective. Meanwhile Malan brings up the fifty run stand between him and skipper Bavuma. It has been a one way traffic!
SA 173/1 (28)—Now then, South Africa are getting closer and closer. And they have nine wickets in hand. Although De Kock has departed, Janneman Malan looks set for the long haul. He is 71* and well accompanied by Temba Bavuma.
SA 160/1 (26)—And now Malan gets into the act. He is now going after Venkatesh Iyer who is bowling is second over of the series. Bowls a half tracker and taken to the cleaners. What a shot!
SA 145/1—WICKET!—India have got their man, Quinton de Kock failed to read the late swinger from Shardul and is trapped in front. Meanwhile KL Rahul throws the ball to Venkatesh Iyer. You never know, wickets fall in heap here in South Africa, if India can get some more, who knows, they can be back in business.
SA 128/0(20)—South Africa plotting along fine. De Kock is well set and he seems set for the long haul. He is not looking to go for the jugular, dealing with singles now. On the other hand, Malan too taking his own time. The search for that breakthrough continues.
SA 120/0(19)—The wait for the breakthrough continues as De Kock moves into the seventies with that boundary off Shardul Thakur. Meanwhile KL Rahul has made a fresh change. Shardul comes in place of Bhuvi. Remains ineffective so far. How good of a role does Malan playing? Playing the perfect foil to his partner.
SA 105/0 (16)—And the plunder continues. India persisting with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and he continues to leak the runs. While Malan might deal with him lightly, QDK won’t. He is well set and he attacks the bowler; a superb six. South Africa on course with ease.
SA 90/0 (14)—KL Rahul brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but the move back-fired again as Janemman Malan gets into the act and pulls him for four. South Africa reached almost hundred now and we are not even 20 overs into the innings. India might continue to operate with Chahal and Bhuvi despite leaking the runs. Although, Venkatesh Iyer must get some overs if this situation persists.
SA 75/0 (12)—Tough little period for India. No wickets in the first hour of chase. Moreover, they have also conceded overthrow. Clearly, they need a breakthrough. Meanwhile, De Kock gets a fifty which comes in just 38 balls. Nice and attacking from the word ‘go.’
SA 66/0 (10)—In comes the second spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Pretty early as seamers have leaked runs. KL Rahul now forced to bring his two spinners as early as the tenth over. Both of them were ordinary in the first game, however, Ashwin has bowled well so far. KL can also get an over or two to Venkatesh Iyer.
SA 53/0(8)—Oh my god! Rishabh Pant may have just missed the moment of the match. Dangerman De Kock went after Ashwin and missed the ball completely. Pant could have had him out stumped, but fails to collect the ball. Ashwin is not happy and rightly so. And there you go, Malan hits a boundary. Insult to injury.
SA 38/0 (6)—Great over from Ashwin. Earlier it seemed that he was brought into the attack in haste as De Kock sent Indian bowlers on a leather hunt. But now it’s making a lot of sense. Ashwin, being the spinner, will help break QDK’s rythm; instead, he has successfully suffocated Janneman Malan. Maiden over it is!
While Rishabh Pant was the standout performer for India with the bat as he smashed 85 runs, while KL Rahul also score a fine half-century but both of them failed to convert it into a triple-digit score.
While the tourists have been unchanged, the hosts have brought in Sisanda Magala in place of Marco Jansen. Rahul is hopeful his team would put up a much better performance having learned from their defeat in the series opener on Wednesday.
With very little time to rest, India will be hoping to put up a better batting show and make a turnaround against South Africa in the second ODI at Boland Park on Friday.
In a short three-match series, where there’s just a day’s gap between the matches, India has to get the batting right, which was one of the main reasons for them losing the first match by 31 runs and being 1-0 behind in the series.
In a chase of 298, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were going along nicely till both fell in quick succession. On the slow and spin-aiding pitch at Paarl, where stroke-play was difficult for fresh batters at the crease, India’s middle-order failed to get the chase on track and fell without making any substantial contributions as the tourists fell to 188/6.
Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer fell to short balls while Rishabh Pant was dismissed via a brilliant stumping from Quinton de Kock. Eventually, the visitors could manage 265/8 in 50 overs. Another trick which India and stand-in captain KL Rahul missed was giving Venkatesh a go with bowling.
When South Africa captain Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen were cruising along for their partnership of 204 and managing to neutralise Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur, not giving Venkatesh a go with his medium-pace was a big miss.
With Bavuma and van der Dussen employing conventional as well as reverse sweeps, one could sense that India were flat and devoid of ideas on how to stop the duo from scoring runs.
It was also a match where the South Africa spin trio of Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi picked four wickets overall while conceding 124 runs in 26 overs and did better than Indian spin duo of Ashwin and Chahal, who could take just one wicket while conceding 106 runs in their combined 20 overs.
For South Africa, everything went well with the bat and ball. Tightening the screws after Dhawan and Kohli fell meant they managed to swing the match in their favour.
They would like for their openers, de Kock, Janneman Malan and Markram to get more runs with the bat. It will be a hard task for India to stop a confident South Africa from winning their fourth match on the trot of this tour unless their batting and tactics put up an improved show.
India: KL Rahul (captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jayant Yadav and Navdeep Saini.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Keshav Maharaj (vice-captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen and Kyle Verreynne.