India aims for perfect tour finale in third T20 international
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Feb 24, 2018,
Feb 24, 2018, 5:32
Kohli, who is in a rich vein of form needs to score 130 or more runs to match the West Indian great who is the only batsman in history to score 1000 or more runs in a single series.
Through this limited-overs leg, South Africa have shown that they are more comfortable in the T20 setting, having won the rain-truncated Pink ODI as well as coming close while chasing 204 in the first match of this series, both at Wanderers.
As South Africa draw level, Kohli says constant drizzle made life hard for bowlers India skipper Virat Kohli blamed the weather god for making life hard for his bowlers after they failed to defend a total of 188 against South Africa in the second T20 global at centirion on Wednesday night. Once the game continued in the first innings we knew it would continue throughout. Rohit Sharma did the early hitting for India, scoring 21 of the 23 runs in the first-wicket stand with Shikhar Dhawan.
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India meets South Africa in the second T20 game of the three-match series. The one surprising element for India was Suresh Raina's elevation to number three. As a result of all this, JP Duminy, David Miller and Chris Morris are the only big names in that line-up.More news: CDC tracks highest record of Salmonella linked to backyard poultry in 2017
Despite all the talk of the Proteas' depth being stretched to almost breaking point in the current series against India, it's actually the senior players that continue to let the team down.
However, Duminy led from the front to take the battle to the Indian bowlers and kept the asking rate within range.
Veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave him excellent support from the other end, remaining unbeaten on 52 runs off a mere 28 balls, hitting four boundaries and three sixes along the way.
"South Africa took calculated risks, credit to them". AB de Villiers is now ruled out of this T20I series (with a left knee problem) as well but Cricket South Africa has not named a replacement.
Klassen (69 of 30) and Duminy (64 of 40) were the top scorers for the Proteas as they stabilised the batting after a sluggish start. It remains to be seen if the Centurion pitch will provide them enough bounce to try out the short-ball ploy once again, or indeed if the Proteas have thought of a plan B this time around. Even so, it is a nature of day-night games at SuperSport Park that the side batting second has an advantage, as Klaasen pointed out. Yadav, who has missed out the first T20I, may also get a chance to play at Newlands, and Chahal, who could be low on confidence after the last outing, may have to sit out.