Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

SA vs Ind, 2nd T20: South Africa wins toss, India to bat

SA vs Ind, 2nd T20: South Africa wins toss, India to bat

Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 off 39 balls as India sped off in the powerplay overs. The team management had deemed the issue as "nothing serious", and as such, he is expected to walk out at toss. After all, a review in the very first ball of the innings had resulted in Dhawan's lbw being overturned.

Having suffered a minor setback in the previous game, India will look to recover and close out this eight-week long tour with a series' win.

It was Manish Pandey hit the headlines back then after becoming the first Indian batsman to score a century in the IPL and now after nearly ten years, he endured a bittersweet return to the venue on Wednesday (February 22). However, Raina once again couldn't convert his start into a big innings as he perished for 30 off 24 deliveries. Rohit Sharma got out for a golden duck and captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for just one run. He could manage just one wicket in these two matches.

All bowlers face problems while bowling with a wet ball, but more so wrist spinners.

That's what matters and taking fifers in every format feels good. So team batting first will have a huge advantage today.

Earlier, Manish Pandey and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed quickfire half-centuries to guide India to a challenging 188 for four. The duo remained unbeaten at 52 (28) and 79 (48), respectively.

He bowled full and straight and mixed up his pace well. South Africa has a good site but when comparison comes then India has better than SA.

After a five-wicket outing in the first T20I, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was shown the due respect by the hosts in the initial overs of the match and they were reluctant to hit him for runs.

64- Runs conceded by Chahal in his four overs, the most by an India bowler in T20Is. However, Chahal had a forgetful night as he gifted himself some embarrassing stats in the defeat. He was crushed by Klassen in the middle of the South African innings when the Proteas batsman hit him for two successive sixes in his over and he wasn't spared by Duminy either who plundered a boundary and a six of the leg spinner's next. The hosts have yet to decode the confounding spin of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who combined for 33 South African wickets in 6 ODIs., which is equivalent to getting a side more than three times out. Shardul (Thakur) replaces (Jasprit) Bumrah, who has developed a bit of a niggle.

He has already scored 85 in the ongoing T20 series which has one match to go in Cape Town on Saturday. You have to wait [for] your chances, especially to play for a team like India when you have so many stars and legends after legends. It doesn't necessarily give the visitors an advantage.

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