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Ind vs Sa Highlights: Suryakumar Yadav’s stormy fifty in vain, India lost the fight to South Africa

Perth: South Africa defeated the Indian team by 5 wickets in an important match of the T20 World Cup 2022 on the basis of the stormy batting of David Miller (59 *) and Aiden Markram (52). The Indian team had scored 133 runs on the basis of Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century after a poor start. In response, the South African team also had a bad start. After this, Aiden Markram and David Miller took the lead on the crucial occasion and played an important role in winning the team. Markram scored 52 runs in 41 balls with the help of 6 fours and a six. On the other hand, with this win, South Africa has become the table topper, while Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals are almost over.

India’s victory was necessary in any case to remain Pakistan’s chance, but the Indian team was defeated in a thrilling match. Apart from David Miller and Markram, Lungi Ngidi took 4 wickets while bowling amazingly for South Africa, while Warne Parnell took 3 wickets in his name. Apart from this, the Indian team performed very poorly in fielding, which became the biggest reason for its defeat. Virat Kohli dropped a catch, while missed a run out opportunity. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma also missed.

Indian innings thrill
Earlier, India could not recover from the blows from fast bowler Lungi Ngidi and could manage only 133 for 9 against South Africa despite Suryakumar Yadav’s lucrative half-century. After India lost five wickets for 49 runs, Suryakumar made 68 runs in 40 balls which included three sixes and six fours. For South Africa, Ngidi took four wickets for 29 runs and Wayne Parnell took three wickets for 15 runs. Barring Suryakumar, no other Indian batsman could adapt to the fast and bouncy pitch at Optus Stadium and Rohit Sharma’s decision to bat after winning the toss proved to be wrong.

Then KL Rahul’s bat got deceived
India lost the wickets of both their openers in the powerplay itself. Wayne Pernell’s first over was maiden, after which Rohit (15) opened the team’s account by hitting a six in the next over of Kagiso Rabada. KL Rahul (nine) also tried to build his confidence by hitting a six in Parnell’s next over. Rohit also got a lifeline in this over from Rabada but he could not take advantage of it and when Ngidi came to bowl the fifth over, the Indian captain gave the catch back to the bowler.

After KL Rahul, Rohit-Virat also returned
Rahul’s poor form continued. Ngidi gave India the second blow in the same over by getting him caught at slips. India scored 33 for two in the powerplay. Ngidi dealt India the third major blow in the form of Virat Kohli (12) in his second over. Kohli, who scored half-centuries in the last two matches, hit fours in the first two balls of this over but soon he caught Rabada at fine leg. Deepak Hooda was dropped at number five but Enrique Norkia did not allow him to open the account. Hardik Pandya could only score two runs.

Another stormy innings of Suryakumar Yadav
Rabada took his brilliant catch off Ngidi’s ball. Now the focus was on Suryakumar who tried to take the pressure off by sending Norkia for six runs. His six on spinner Keshav Maharaj was visible. Suryakumar completed his half-century in 30 balls by hitting a six and then a four on Ngidi. After ten overs, India’s score was 60 for five, and thanks to Suryakumar’s bat, he took his score past 100 runs in 15 overs, but Dinesh Karthik struggled to score runs from the beginning (six off 15 balls). ) lost his wicket soon after. Suryakumar kept on scoring runs from one end but got no help from the other end. Ravichandran Ashwin also managed only seven runs. Parnell also took the precious wicket of Suryakumar in this 19th over of the Indian innings after dismissing Ashwin.



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