Two Back to back losses for India.
This is a huge disappointment.
Although key players are not playing…
The Men in Blue looks good but they have failed to be on the happier side.
Ruturaj Gaikwad once again failed to deliver and scored one run.
His opening partner once again took the responsibility and scored 34 runs. He should have converted 34 runs to a big score but got out. Nortje took his wicket.
Shreyas Iyer looked good with the bat. He scored 40 runs. Pretorius took his wicket.
The skipper Rishabh Pant failed to make an impact and got out in 5 runs.
Hardik Pandya also failed to take the responsibility of a finisher and got in 9 runs. Parnell took his wicket.
Karthik managed to take India’s total to a fighting total of 148 runs. He scored 30 runs in 21 balls.
Nortje took 2 wickets, Rabada, Parnell, Pretorius, and Maharaj took one wicket each.
Shamsi remained wicketless.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to take three wickets initially but failed to take the team to the happier side.
Temba Bavuma who opened today kept his nerve cool and scored 35 runs. The veteran spinner Yuzi Chahal bowled him.
Heinrich Klaasen who was playing in the absence of Tristan Stubbs scored 81 runs in 46 balls and single-handedly took the game away from India.
David Miller played a cameo of 20 runs in 15 balls and remained on the crease till the end.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 4 wickets and showed how capable he is.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel took one wicket each.