In a thrilling T-20 encounter at St. George Stadium in Kebera, South Africa secured victory over India by chasing down a revised target of 152 runs in 15 overs, as per the DLS method. The African team accomplished this feat by losing 5 wickets in 13.5 overs, showcasing a remarkable performance on Tuesday.
South Africa secured a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series with their latest victory. The initial match was unfortunately canceled due to rain. The series will culminate with the third match scheduled for December 14th in Johannesburg.
In a challenging match against South Africa, Team India faced adversity early on, losing both openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubham Gill without scoring. Despite this setback, captain Surya Kumar and Tilak Verma steadied the innings with a notable partnership, contributing 56 and 29 runs, respectively. Rinku Singh’s impressive 68-run innings further bolstered India’s total to 180 for 7 wickets in 19.3 overs. Gerald Cootzie proved to be a formidable opponent, taking 3 wickets, while Marco Janson, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Aiden Markram each secured a wicket for South Africa. The match showcased both resilience and challenges for Team India.
In a thrilling chase of 152 runs in 15 overs, South African openers Reeza Hendricks (49 runs) and Matthew Britzky (16 runs) set the stage with an explosive start. Captain Aiden Markram’s crucial inning of 30 runs added momentum, paving the way for David Miller and Tristan Stubbs to steer the team to victory. Mukesh Kumar claimed 2 wickets for India, while Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep each contributed with 1 wicket, but couldn’t prevent South Africa’s triumph.