Setting a high target of 238 for South Africa Saturday evening the Rohit & Co. won the 2nd T20 International by 16 runs with the lost of three wickets. Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli turned out the best performers with 61, 57 and 49 runs respectively at the Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati.
India beat South Africa by 16 runs in the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, October 2 to clinch the three-match series 2-0. In a high-scoring game, the Men in Blue were sent into bat after losing the toss. Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 22), KL Rahul (57 off 28) and Virat Kohli (49* off 28) played excellent knocks as India put up 237 for 3 on the board.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named Team India’s squad for the upcoming three-match one-day series against South Africa. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team as main skipper Rohit Sharma will be on captaincy duties of T20I squad. The players picked for the T20 World Cup 2022 will be reaching Australia on October 6 for their preparations.
Mohammed Siraj has replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah to play the remaining two T20Is against South Africa. His name was selected by the All-India Senior Selection Committee to join the Rohit Sharma-led Team India squad.
In what can be a massive blow to Team India’s T20 World Cup hopes, lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah is said to have been ruled out of the ICC event, which will be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13. The 28-year-old was ruled out of the opening T20I against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday (September 28).
Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that the wicket in Thiruvananthapuram for the opening T20I of the three-match series against South Africa was a rather tricky one. He, however, added that players also get to learn a lot by playing on such challenging wickets.
Team India has a twin reason to celebrate Sunday night. Chasing a target of 187 in the third and final T20I against World Champions Australia, the skipper Rohit Sharma-led side claimed a thrilling win by 6 wickets with gigantic contributions of Virat Kohli and Surya Kumar Yadav at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. With the 2-1 bilateral series victory, the team registered a milestone achievement of the most number of T20I wins in 2022.
India batter Suryakumar Yadav has asserted that pacer Jasprit Bumrah is absolutely fit and that there are no reasons to worry about him. The Indian fast bowler, who is returning from a back injury that forced him to miss the Asia Cup 2022, was rested for the 1st T20I in Mohali T20I on Tuesday, September 20.