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.
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.
England Cricket Board's managing director Rob Key has lavished praise on Test captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum for turning around the team’s fortunes significantly in the post-Joe Root era. England endured a horror run in Test cricket under Root. However, things have taken a complete turn under the new captain-coach regime.
South Africa hammered England by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test of the three-match series at Lord’s on Friday, August 19. In a Test match that ended in three days, the Proteas were completely dominant over the Englishmen, bowling them out for 165 and 149.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the schedule for the white-ball series against Australia and South Africa, which will be played in India in September-October. India will take on Australia in 3 T20Is and South Africa in six white ball games before the T20 World Cup in Australia.