The Indian cricket team made an unforgettable dismissal in the second T20I against South Africa in Cuttack on Sunday. After the hosts’ batsmen made 148/6 in 20 overs, the bowlers could not show any magic as the Proteas achieved the target in 18.2 overs. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar Played really well with 4/13 in four overs but cost other Indian bowlers dearly. Star India League spinner Yuzwinder Chahal The most expensive was because he came back with a 4-0-49-1 figure.
Henrik Klaassen (81, 46b) hit three sixes in the 16th over for Chahal, who scored 23 runs. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar thinks this is a “psychological blow” to Chahal.
“It’s a psychological blow for the next game as well. In the next match, Chahal will be wondering in which line he should bowl. It may blow the ball, or it may be a little wider than the arc. These are the things that Chahal will have to think about, “Gavaskar told Star Sports after the match.
“Or, the Indian bowlers too. They only have one day before the next match. Tomorrow is the day of the trip. That’s what they need to see. It’s the bowling that needs to be tightened a little bit because When they are scoring runs, they are scoring 13-15 runs in an over. Yes. Seeing something like 13, 15, 20, believing something; then it becomes difficult.
In the match, Klaassen followed Rassie Van der Dussen’s suit and proved to be an unexpected hero with a career-best 81 as South Africa once again beat India by four wickets on a difficult pitch to make it 2-2. Achieved a lead of -0. T20I series match here on Sunday.
On a two-speed track where most batsmen struggled, Klaassen made it ridiculously easy as he hit seven fours and five sixes in his 46-ball innings to give his team a target of 149 off 10 balls. Got the rest.
The wicket-keeper-batsman, who was included in the squad as a forced replacement of the injured. Quentin de CockCompleted his fourth T20I fifty in 32 balls before hitting three sixes on Yuzwinder Chahal to seal the practice chase.
But that was not enough as they needed only three runs in the last two overs and form. David Miller (20 not out) completed the win, giving the Proteas a crucial 2-0 lead in the Vizag T20I on 14 June.
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