India vs South Africa 2nd ODI
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India take on South Africa in the second T20I in Guwahati on Sunday, October 2. The hosts won the first T20I by 8 wickets chasing 107 on a tricky wicket. The visitors need to win the second T20I to keep the series alive. For Indi, this is their final international assignment before they head to the T20 World Cup

South Africa lost five wickets inside the powerplay and ended up scoring 106. For India, Arshdeep Singh picked up three wickets with the new ball and Deepak Chahar took two. Harshal Patel took two wickets in the final phase of the innings. The pitch was not an ideal one for T20 cricket with the ball moving a lot after pitching. 

Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI
Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI

However, Temba Bavuma, the Protean skipper blamed his batters for losing the first T20I. He said that after losing five wickets inside the powerplay they failed to apply themselves to the conditions. The Protean batters failed to counter the swing in the first few overs. 

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. (Photo: Twitter)

“As a batting unit we failed to apply ourselves in those conditions. We didn’t expect the pitch to play this way. Yes we expected it to be spicy but normally you will be able to hit through the line in this part of the world. Seamers needed runs behind then to defend. They tried their best and supported by spinners as well. I thought we fought well late with the bat. That’s a positive” said Bavuma. 

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I
Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA (Credits: BCCI)

Despite the defeat, the Proteas can be confident of bouncing back in the series. They have never lost a bilateral T20I series in India and certainly have the firepower to make a comeback. South Africa and India last locked horns in a T20I series in June 2022. During the away tour, South Africa played 5 T20I games against the home team India. The series ended in a 2-2 tie. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India won the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. The 5th T20I was washed out due to rain.

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India vs South Africa Head To Head In T20Is

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I
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Matches Played -21

India Won – 12

South Africa Won – 8

Recent Venue Records (Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati)

Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
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Stats T2oIs

Total matches 5

Matches won batting first 2

Matches won bowling first 2

Average 1st Inns scores 127

Average 2nd Inns scores 118

Highest total recorded 160/4 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW

Lowest total recorded 118/10 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS

Highest score chased 122/2 (15.3 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Lowest score defended 119/6 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Virat Kohli / Suryakumar Yadav

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Arshdeep Singh / Jasprit Bumrah 

Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: Quinton de Kock / David Miller

Who Will Take Most Wickets For South Africa: Kagiso Rabada / Keshav Maharaj

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Though playing in India, South Africa have an upper hand against India, however, given India’s recent consistent run, they have their noses ahead heading into the second T20I. India to win the game. 

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Anshuman Roy

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