The 30th match of the T20 World Cup is played between the India team and South Africa (IND vs SA) at the Optus Cricket Stadium in Perth. In this match, captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, the Indian team scored 133 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs and set South Africa a target of 134 runs to win. Let’s take a look at the entries from India.
IND vs SA: India team’s first match, Kohli was out early too
In reality, the Indian team’s decision to bat after winning the toss turned out to be somewhat unfair. In the team year, batsmen Rohit Sharma (9 runs) and KL Rahul (15 runs) lost their wickets on the power play itself. After this, Virat Kohli’s bat was also unable to do anything amazing in front of the African bowlers. Kohli returned to the pavilion with a personal score of 12 runs. At the same time, Deepak Hooda was given a chance at India’s Playing-11 for the first time in place of Axar Patel, but he came out with zero.
IND vs SA: Surya reaches half-century, saves India team embarrassment
For a while, it looked like the Indian batting order would scatter like a deck of cards in front of African bowlers, but Suryakumar Yadav’s bat, who once hit in the middle order, shone again today. Surya, along with Dinesh Karthik, got the Indian team out of trouble.
During this, Suryakumar Yadav scored his second half-century in the T20 World Cup. He played an inning of 68 runs on 40 balls. However, Dinesh Karthik came out with a personal score of 6 runs. But Suryakumar Yadav continued to face only the African bowlers at one end and saved the team embarrassment by reaching India on 134 runs.
IND vs SA: Lungi Ngidi cut flag ticket for 4 batters
Let us tell you that bowling in South Africa did not give the Indian team a chance to come back in this match. The African bowlers always managed to break the growing association between the batsmen of the Indian team. While Lungi Ngidi led the way to the pavilion spending just 29 runs in his four spell, Enrique Norkhia took two wickets. Aside from this, Wayne Parnell took three wickets.