Rishabh Pant blames Bowlers for the second consecutive defeat against South Africa IND vs SA 2nd T20I

Rishabh Pant Statement IND vs SA 2nd T20I: India suffered a 4-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa in the second T20 on Sunday night. In this match played in Cuttack, the reason for the defeat of the Indian team was Heinrich Klaasen, who played a stormy innings of 81 runs in 46 balls to win the team single-handedly. Batting first, India had set a target of 149 runs for the victory in front of the visiting team, which South Africa achieved with 10 balls to spare. Rishabh Pant blamed the bowlers for the defeat after the match.

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In the post match presentation, captain Rishabh Pant said, “We scored 10-15 runs short. Bhuvi and other fast bowlers bowled brilliantly in the first 7-8 overs. But after that we were not up to the mark. We need wickets in the second half. But we didn’t get that. They (Klaasen and Bavuma) batted brilliantly. We didn’t bowl well, hopefully we will improve in the coming matches. Now we have to win the remaining three matches.”

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Talking about the competition, South Africa once again won the toss and invited India to bat first. For Team India, only Shreyas Iyer (40), Ishan Kishan (34) and Dinesh Karthik (30) could score 30 or more runs. The rest of the batsmen proved unsuccessful.

Defending 148 runs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave a good start to Team India. Reeza Hendrix, Dwayne Pretorius and Rossie van der Dussen were dismissed in the Powerplay, but this was followed by a 64 runs for the fourth wicket between Bavuma and Klaasen which proved decisive. The third match of the series will be played in Visakhapatnam on June 14.

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