Cuttack. The poor performance of the Indian team in the T20 series continues. South Africa defeated Team India by 4 wickets in the second match (IND vs SA). With this, they have taken a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series. In such a situation, if India has to win the series now, then it will have to win the remaining three matches. The third match is to be played on June 14 in Visakhapatnam. In the match played in Cuttack on Sunday, the Indian team could only score 148 runs for 6 wickets while playing first. In reply, South Africa achieved the target in the 19th over with the help of Heinrich Klaasen’s aggressive 81. He also received the Player of the Match award. These were the 5 reasons for the defeat of the Indian team.
1-Team started well. But he lost 4 wickets between the 7th to the 14th over. Due to this the batsmen came under pressure and the team failed to score big.
2- Dinesh Karthik was sent to bat at number 7 after Axar Patel. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports that it was a wrong decision of the team management. Former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar also questioned the decision to send Karthik after Akshar. In the end, Karthik scored an unbeaten 30 off 21 balls.
3- The Indian batsmen had no answer for the fast bowlers of South Africa. Kagiso Rabada gave only 15 runs in 4 overs and took one wicket. At the same time, Wayne Pornel also took a wicket for 23 runs. Enrique Norcia got 2 wickets.
4-Team India got a good start by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India had dismissed 3 South African batsmen in the first 6 overs. But after this the pairing of Bavuma and Klaasen stuck. Spinners could not take wickets.
The 5th bowler of the team proved to be very expensive. Akshar Patel conceded 19 runs in an over. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya conceded 31 runs in 3 overs with an economy of more than 10. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was also expensive and gave 49 runs in 4 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2022, 22:52 IST