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South Africa vs India 2018, 2nd T20I: Hits and Misses

South Africa vs India 2018, 2nd T20I: Hits and Misses

Apart from bowling too short, South Africa also raised eyebrows at the Wanderers by opening the bowling with the inexperienced Dane Paterson and debutant Dala ... and India plundered 78 runs in the first six overs. If you look at the one-day series and now, yes, they've been weak, but South Africa is not that kind of a team.

A possible 3-0 series win would take India to second position on the ICC T20I Rankings. However, South Africa's big assault began in the fifth over, against Rajeshwari Gayakwad's slow left-arm, with van Niekerk sweeping her for a boundary and Lee slogging her for a four and a six later in the over. With just 7.3 overs remaining, South Africa Women brought in power hitter Chloe Tryon.

Rohit Sharma has been in a patchy form on this tour of South Africa and here comes another duck. If they lose in the T20 series as well as One-Day Series, then it would be quite embarrassing for Proteas.

With the Test series against Australia looming, Chris Morris will want to make a statement in an otherwise quiet summer if he wants to force himself into contention. He is also the second Indian bowler to take a five-for in T20Is after Yuzuvendra Chahal's 6/25 against England in February 2017. More importantly in the batting department, India went with Suresh Raina, has been named in the India T20 squad. The team already clinched the ODI series and it was phenomenally done by the team.

The uncapped Christiaan Jonker is the spare batsman, while Aaron Phangiso is the backup bowler, but spinner Tabraiz Shamsi did an acceptable job in Johannesburg. Again Kohli's domineering 129 off just 96 balls was instrumental as India wrapped up the series 5-1.

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It's SuperSport Park groundsman Bryan Bloy's last chance this summer to prepare a pitch the South African team are satisfied with. The home team lost early wickets in a hope of pushing themselves ahead on the DLS par score but a 30-ball 69 from Heinrich Klaasen ensured a safe passage with no occurrence of the interruption.

The South African lower order was not able to keep up with the required run rate, and they ended their chase at 175/9 in 20 overs, giving India a lead in the series.

There is a possibility that thundershowers may delay the match.

David Miller has scored exactly 1000 T20 runs for South Africa.