India vs South Africa 2nd T20: Miller’s century in vain, India won the match by 16 runs

Suryakumar Yadav

India captured the series by defeating South Africa in the second T20 match. David Miller scored his second T20 century, but it went in vain as India won their first T20I series over South Africa in India with a 16-run win in the second T20I played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Is. India made 237/3 on the back of half-centuries from Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul. Miller scored an unbeaten 106 off 47 balls, which included eight fours and seven sixes.

He also shared a partnership of 174 runs in 90 balls for the fourth wicket with Quinton de Kock (69 not out). But de Kock struggled early in the innings as South Africa lost by 16 runs.

Arshdeep Singh dismissed Temba Bavuma and Riley Rossouw for a personal score of zero in their first over. Aiden Markram played a bit aggressive and took the team to 45/2 in the power-play. Aiden Markram’s innings was ended by Axar Patel. From there the bowler continued to apply and the required run rate went up.

But Miller had different plans. He played calmly from the beginning and took classes of almost all bowlers. Beating Harshal Patel, Ashwin, Arshdeep all the bowlers, Miller completed his fifty in 25 balls. During this, de Kock again made the match exciting by hitting two sixes and one four in three consecutive balls to Axar Patel. Despite a slow start, de Kock scored a fifty in 39 balls.

Miller broke on Arshdeep in the 19th over. 26 runs in the 19th over with 2 sixes. In the last over too, South Africa batted vigorously. He completed his century in 46 balls with a six in the last over. De Kock hit a six in the last ball of the 20th over, but that was not enough to win the match. South Africa lost this match by 16 runs, and also lost the series.

Brief Scores: India 237/3 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 61, KL Rahul 57; Keshav Maharaj 2/23), South Africa 221/3 in 20 overs (David Miller 106 not out, Quinton de Kock 69 not out; Arshdeep Singh 2/23) 62, Axar Patel 1/53) India won the match by 16 runs.

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