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SA vs IND, 2nd ODI: Twitter Erupts As Kuldeep-Chahal Help India Skittle Hosts For A Modest Total

India’s spin sensations, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal continued their red-hot form as they ran through the South African batting line-up to help the Men in Blue bowl out South Africa for a modest 118 in the ongoing second One-Day International. Chahal was the pick of the bowler, taking 5 for 22 while Kuldeep picked up 3 for 20.

Virat Kohli’s decision to bowl first was fully backed his opening bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. The duo kept things tight right from the outset, not giving Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla even an inch to free their arms. De Kock and Amla were not looking at their fluent best as the Proteas huffed and puffed to justย 14 in the first six overs.

Markram is leading the hosts in Faf du Plessis’ absence (Credits: BCCI)

India got the first breakthrough when Bhuvneshwar Kumar had Amla edge one behind the stumps with the scoreboard reading 39. And just a run after the hosts crossed the fifty-run mark, India firmly took command of the proceedings by taking three quick wickets to leave South Africa reeling at 51 for 4 from 51 for 1. India’s wrist-spinners – Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav – were once again the architect. It was Chahal who triggered the collapse by dismissing de Kock before Kuldeep Yadav sent back stand-in skipper Aiden Markram and David Miller in space of five balls.

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates a wicket (Credits: BCCI)

Debutant Khaya Zondo and JP Duminy then began the repair work. The duo were fighting out of their skin to keep the scoreboard ticking. However, just when it looked the batsmen have settled down, Chahal pushed the Proteas on backfoot by dismissing both of them in quick succession. Kagiso Rabada also failed to get going, falling to Kuldeep as South Africa were reduced to 110 for 7. The lower-order could not do much as the hosts were bundled up for just 118.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

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