New Delhi: India has also lost the ODI series after the Test series. Africa beat India by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI. With this defeat, the team has also lost the series. In the second ODI being played in Paarl, the hosts have set a target of 288 runs for victory. Which was easily achieved by the African batsmen. Chasing the target of 288 runs, South Africa made 281 runs in 47 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Yaneman Malan scored the highest 91 runs. Quinton de Kock scored 78 runs.
Batting first after winning the toss, India has set a target of 288 runs to win against the hosts in the second ODI. Rishabh Pant (85) and KL Rahul (55) contributed big in taking India to this point, but Shardul Thakur (40 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (25 not out) took the efforts of both of them to a fighting score. With his batting, India added 70 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the last ten overs. And India managed to reach a fighting score of 287 for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs of quota. Tabrez Shamsi took two wickets for South Africa. Sisanda Malaga, Markram, Keshav Maharaj and Andile Felukwayo took 1-1 wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah made an economical start for the Indian team, but against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, De Kock and Malan looted runs. During this, both the batsmen completed their respective half-centuries and took the team beyond 100 runs in just 16 overs. J. Malan and Quinton de Kock (78 runs) shared an opening partnership of 132 runs. Malan scored 91 runs, but he missed his century. Aidan Merkram, Rassie Dusen remained not out after scoring 37-37 runs and led the team to victory.
IND: KL Rahul (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
SA: Quinton de Kock (wk), Yaneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Raisey van der Dussen, Temba Bauma (c), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Tabrez Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi.
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first published:Jan. 21, 2022, 5:59 p.m.