South Africa beat India in the second one-day match by 7 wickets and clinched the three-match one-day series with a lead of 2-0. Team India’s disappointing performance still continued in the ODI series after the loss of the Test series. After winning the toss India decided to bat first and scored 287 runs losing 6 wickets. South African team chased down the target in just 48.1 overs losing 3 wickets and grabbing the easy win for the country.
Pant and Rahul’s half centuries
KL Rahul who was leading the Indian team in the ODI series played 55 runs innings. Rishab pant also played his career-best inning. Wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored 85 runs in 71 balls where he hit 2 sixes and 10 fours. It was his first half-century on any foreign soil and the fourth of his career.
Ex-Captain Virat Kohli failed to score a single run in his inning and went back to the pavilion after a duck. Virat was playing his 450th Internation match and it was the 31st time in his international career when he got out with scoring any run.
Bowlers failed to show their edge
India gave a good defending target of 288 runs to the South African team to chase after Rishab and Rahul’s innings. But Indian bowlers totally failed to save the target from the South African batting line. This was the third time when Indian bowlers failed to defend the target and continued their disappointing performance. After winning two test matches by 7 wickets, the South African team won the second ODI also with the same margin.
Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock’s 132 run Partnership
To chase the target from the South African side, the opening pair of Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock played a 100+ runs partnership. The opening pair scored 132 runs in 22 overs which created a solid platform for the team to chase that once seemed a good target. Malan played an inning of 91 runs in 108 balls with nine boundaries including one six. On the other side de Kock faced 68 balls to hit 78 runs with seven fours and three sixes.