India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights: SA beat IND by 7 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

Updated on Jan 21, 2022 10:19 PM IST

India vs South Africa Highlights: A 132-run opening stand, an two 80-run partnership for the second wicket and fourth-wicket stand helps South Africa beat India by seven wickets in 2nd ODI and subsequently claim the series.

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India vs South Africa Highlights: South Africa made an aggressive start to their chase of 288 runs in Paarl with opener Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan scoring a 132-run opening stand. Both reached their half-century scores before Shardul Thakur provided the crucial breakthrough with the dismissal of de Kock. Malan and Bavuma kept SA in the chase with their 80-run stand for the second wicket. Bumrah and Chahal once again revived India with quick wickets before the slog overs, but Markram and van der Dussen denied India the opportunity with their unbeaten 80-run stand for the fourth wicket. South Africa beat India by 7 wickets to claim the ODI series. Earlier, Team India started off well with captain KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan stitching a 63-run opening stand before the spinners struck in quick time to remove the latter and Virat Kohli for a duck. India then revived on the back of a century stand between Pant and Rahul before three successive wickets dented the visitors. Shardul Thakur once again played a key role in the slog overs, scoring an unbeaten 40, to help India finish with 287 for six. Team India have taken the field to stay alive in the three-match ODI series when the side faces South Africa in the second game in Paarl. The KL Rahul-led side suffered a 31-run defeat in the opening match. 

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  • Jan 21, 2022 10:19 PM IST

    KL Rahul after the defeat

    "I think they are playing some really good cricket at home, we are making mistakes as well in the middle. It's a good learning for us. We are a team that takes a lot of pride in winning, but good learning for us and hopefully we can grow. We are trying to get better at things we haven't done well in the past. Partnerships, middle order becomes crucial when we are entering a big tournament, wanna get better at bowling in the middle overs and these are the few things which are really obvious and right in front of us. We have spoken about it and it's only up to us to get better, learn from it and find a way."

  • Jan 21, 2022 10:02 PM IST

    South Africa win by 7 wickets and claim the ODI series

    In a space of 21 days, South Africa, who were claimed as the weaker side, have now beaten India in two formats - Tests and ODIs. The ODI series win come with the seven-wicket win in Paarl. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    India en route to equal their 2016 streak

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:44 PM IST

    Another 50-run partnership for SA

    Back-to-back boundaries from Markram against Bhuvneshwar - one lofted over extra cover and the other smacked through the on side - bring up a third fifty-plus stand from the hosts.

    South Africa 270/3 in 44 overs. They need 18 more now.

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:41 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: South Africa now 30 away

    India sniffed an opportunity after Bumrah and Chahal provided two quick wickets. But India gave away easy offerings which has kept the hosts on well in control of the chase and on course for a series victory in Paarl. They need 30 runs more from the remaining seven overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:24 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: van der Dussen on the charge

    Rassie van der Dussen takes on Ashwin in the 39th over with a four drifted past the keeper with a reverse sweep. Three deliveries later, he punches one through extra cover off his back foot for a boundary. Ashwin concedes 12 runs in the over as SA near the target.

    South Africa 237/3 in 39 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Double blow for South Africa!

    Caught&Bowled!! Chahal dismisses Bavuma for 35. Gets the leading edge and Chahal grabs the opportunity to send SA three down in quick time.

    South Africa 214/3 in 35.4 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 09:04 PM IST

    Bumrah breaks 80-run stand

    Bowled! Off-cutter, on length, gets a bit of inside edge and rattles against the middle stump. Malan departs for 91, nevertheless his teammates give him a standing ovation. Aiden Markram walks in next.

    South Africa 212/2 in 34.4 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:59 PM IST

    South Africa go past 200

    A slower delivery from Thakur, placed outside off was cut away by Malan through point for a boundary as South Africa went past 200 in the run chase. Bavuma joined the action as well as he smashed the fourth ball in that over for a boundary towards long-on. And then again, towards third man.

    South Africa 211/1 in 34 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Malan continues

    He welcomed Chahal with a boundary via reverse sweep through deep point in the 31st over and then pulled the first delivery of the next over, from Thakur, through fine leg for another boundary. He is now into his 80s. The chase has now reduced to double figures for SA.

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:40 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: SA in control of the chase

    Despite de Kock's dismissal, South Africa have remained in control of the chase of 288 with Malan nearing his century. South Africa need 108 runs more in the remaining 20 overs to win the series.

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:25 PM IST

    Aakash Chopra calls for some changes in the India's white-ball bowling line-up

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Score: Iyer smashed for a four

    A cross-seam delivbery on length and Malan shot-arm jabbed it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He then dished out a cutter that gripped on the surface before Bavuma chipped it away towards the off side. Fortunately for him, the ball landed a little far away from the fielder stationed at mid-off.

    South Africa 160/1 in 26 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:15 PM IST

    India vs South Africa: Finally, finally finally! Venkatesh Iyer with the ball

    For the first time in this series, Iyer is brought into the attack. He should have bowled in the first match as well. Raised a lot of eyebrows when he didn't with veterans and analysts questioning his role in the team. Concedes three singles in his first over. 

    South Africa 145/1 in 24 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:08 PM IST

    There is the first breakthrough for India!

    That was stone-dead lbw. Wonder why the umpire had denied it in the first place. Pant had the loudest appeal and KL Rahul asked for a review. Was in line, hits the pads in line with the stumps and De Kock departed for 78. A huge, huge relief for India. 

    South Africa 132/1 in 22 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Malan reaches his fifty

    After De Kock, Malan too scores his half-century, off 64 deliveries. He hit four boundaries during his knock. Malan may not have hit as many boundaries as De Kock, but has perfectly assisted the wicketkeeper-batsman in their 130-run stand.

  • Jan 21, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Incredible from De Kock!

    Shuffled across the crease against Thakur who went wide outside off, and slogged it over square leg for a boundary. Incredible hitting from De Kock! He is indeed controlling this entire chase.

    South Africa 116/0 in 18 overs.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:42 PM IST

    That century stand between De Kock and Malan

    It is their second as a pair, their previous being in July 2021 against Ireland in Dublin. Overall, de Kock has been involved in 17 century stands as an opener. Only Gibbs (19) and Graeme Smith (22) have been involved in more such partnerships than De Kock. This is also South Africa's first century opening stand against India since the 194-run stand in Durban in 2013 between Amla and De Kock.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:33 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: SA cross 100-run mark

    Malan has joined the party as well, as he has already scored four boundaries as South Africa have crossed the 100-run mark in only the 16th over of the match. Superb batting from the two batters! India are in dire need to break this partnership.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    India's powerplay woes continue

    Since the start of 2020, India have played 17 ODI matches where the bowling attack has picked only nine wickets between overs 1 and 10, averaging 112.78. No other team during this period has recorded a triple-digit average. Three of their premier pacers have all struggled with the new ball during this phase. Bhuvneshwar averages 64.50 with two wickets, Shami averages 75.50 with as many wickets while Bumrah has managed only one wickets at 192.

    South Africa 93/0 in 15 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: De Kock reaches fifty

    In just 36 deliveries, De Kock has reached his half-century, his 27th in the format. He hit six boundaries and two sixes to reach to the mark. He certainly has been the aggressor in this 74*-run opening stand.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:15 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Janneman Malan survives again

    Superb delivery from Chahal, beats the outside edge on the drive and goes directly into the hands of Pant who click the bails off in a fraction of a second. Erasmus goes upstairs for stumping review and it shows his backfoot was inside the crease at the time of stumping.

    South Africa 72/0 in 11 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    South Africa own the powerplay

    India had scored 57/0 today in the powerplay. South Africa bettered it with their score of 66/0. India have once again failed to pick a powerplay wicket, one which has troubled them since the last ODI World Cup.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    Review from India

    Pant is the first one to appeal, although it was more of a question raised to his captain, urging him to go for a review. Floated delivery from Ashwin, Malan failed to execute the reverse sweep as it hits his pads. However, review shows that the ball was outside the line of impact and India lost the review.

    South Africa 66/0 in 10 overs.

  • Jan 21, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    Some drama in the middle and SA capitalise

    Pant missed a huge opportunity of stumping De Kock. Was a regulation stumping. And the next ball, he hits a six over deep backward square leg against Ashwin. Malan too joins in with his first boundary in the game with a reverse sweep against the offie.

    South Africa 52/0 in 8 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Maiden over!

    Ashwin gets the first maiden over in the match. Crucial for India amid De Kock's 23-ball 31*. Meanwhile, Malan remains on 6* off 13.

    South Africa 38/0 in 6 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Spin early on for India

    KL Rahul introduced Ashwin in the 4th over itself and De Kock managed to hit the offie for a boundary through covers in the fourth ball. 6 runs came off the over.

    South Africa 34/0 in 4 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:39 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Score: De Kock on the charge

    He shimmied down the track to smash Bhuvneshwar for a boundary in his third delivery before pulling the shorter one over backward square leg for a six. De Kock eventually ended the over with a boundary. Poor start from Bhuvneshwar and India immediately find themselves under pressure.

    South Africa 23/0 in 2 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:32 PM IST

    India vs South Africa ODI Match Today: De Kock hits the first boundary for SA

    Overpitched delivery from Bumrah, angled across to De Kock and he hammered it through cover for a boundary.

    South Africa 7/0 in 1 over

  • Jan 21, 2022 06:27 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: The chase begins!

    South African openers Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan make their way to the middle. The hosts need 288 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest and win the series. Jasprit Bumrah will open the attack for India.

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    India finish with 287/6 in 50 overs

    Shardul Thakur's unbeaten 40 after KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant's contrasting half-century scores helped India finish with 287/6 in 50 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Aakash Chopra is impressed with Bavuma's captaincy

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: Great effort from Miller

    Ashwin shimmied out of the crease to take on Shamsi's tossed up delivery, sending it towards the long-on fence. David Miller made a brilliant run in the deep, made a full-length dive, grabbed the ball in the air, but it slipped out of his hands on landing on the ground. Shamsi was disappointed and so was Miller.

    India 286/6 in 48 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Class from Thakur!

    Went on his backfoot to loft the delivery from Shamsi over extra cover for a boundary. That was an absolute delight from Thakur. A few deliveries later, he smashed a six against Maharaj, over deep mid-wicket fence.

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    ‘By the barest of margins’

    Rishabh Pant was dismissed in similar fashion in the first game and the combination of Phehlukwayo and de Kock pulled off the same today, against Venkatesh Iyer as he departed for 22. And how quick was de Kock! The back foot was in the air, just one millimetre above the ground when the bails went red. Superb stumping! India 239/6 in 43.5 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:27 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Thakur hits a four

    Another slow ball from Phehlukwayo, overpitched as well as Thakur hammered it past the bowler for a a boundary.

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    India vs South Africa: How about that from Thakur?

    Slower delivery from Phehlukwayo which was right in Thakur's slot and he goes big, sending it high and over deep mid-wicket boundary for a six. It is India's third six in the match, the two two were hit by Pant.

    India 227/5 in 42 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: Venky survives!

    Change in pace from Ngidi as Venkatesh Iyer stepped out, leaned forward to send the ball over the covers. But it didn't take the perfect height as Rassie van der Dussen leapt high, stretched out with both hands to grab it, but failed. Venky dropped on 14.

    India 217/5 in 40 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: Good review from SA

    Tossed up delivery from Shamsi, around off as it beat the inside edge of the bat to strike the Shreyas' pads. Shamsi appealed, but the umpired denied and SA opted for the review. The ball tracking showed that the ball was in line and hit the pads in line with the middle. India lost their fifth wicket as Shreyas Iyer walked back scoring just 11 off 14.

    India 207/5 in 37 overs.

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Venky goes for the big one!

    Venkatesh makes most of the free hit to smash a huge six against Magala, sending the ball downtown. That brings the 200 for India.

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Update: All seems quiet right now

    Since the dismissal of Pant, the two Iyers - Shreyas and Venkatesh - have scored only 11 in 21 balls. India 196/4 in 36 overs. Can they go past 250 today?

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: SA go bang bang, again!

    The lost Dhawan and Kohli successively after an impressive 63-run stand, which was followed by a century stand between Pant and Rahul. South Africa fought back once again with successive wickets of both the batters leaving India 4 down. Shamsi go the big one, dismissing Pant for 85. India are 186/4 in 33 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: One for Magala!

    He did have a poor start to what is his second ODI appearance, but returning from the small break, South Africa had the crucial breakthrough and it was Magala to provided it, dismissing KL Rahul for 55.

    India 179/3 in 31.1 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:21 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Score: Pant is in the mood!

    Begins the 31st over with a six against Phehlukwayo sent downtown. He is into his 80s. This is also his highest ODI score going past his 78 against England last March in Pune. He is single-handedly controlling the proceedings for India now.

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    Aakash Chopra has a few words to say on Pant

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:13 PM IST

    India vs South Africa ODI Match Today: 100-run partnership, 50 for KL Rahul

    Rahul, who was dropped on 8 and 46, has reached his half-century score in 71 deliveries and has also stitched a 100-run partnership with Rishabh Pant that has perfectly helped India fight back.

    India 167/2 in 29 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Pant takes on Shamsi again!

    In his third over in the game, Pant rocked back to smash Shamsi over deep mid-wicket for a boundary and then hit a one-handed six against the leggie. He had earlier hit four boundaries against him in the match.

    India 162/2 in 28 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Rahul playing a perfect anchor

    He is doing what he used to do for Punjab Kings in IPL - drop anchor to solve middle-order issues. It has been the reason behind India's loss in Paarl two days back. And so he has dropped anchor today allowing Dhawan and then Pant to flourish at the other end. He also been dropped by Markram at backward point for 46, the second time in this match.

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    Half-century from Pant!

    It takes him 43 deliveries to reach his fourth half-century score in ODIs. Incidentally, all four came while India batted first in an ODI innings

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    More spin from South Africa!

    Tabraiz Shamsi is brought into the attack for the first time by Bavuma and Pant welcomes him with back-to-back boundaries - one slogged over mid-wicket and the other swept through deep square leg. A delivery later, he cut the widish one to third man for a third boundary.

    India 133/2 in 24 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Score: Another 50-run stand for India

    When India had lost Rahul early in the previous game, a 92-run stand from Dhawan and Kohli helped India revive despite the loss that followed. India today started with a 63-run opening stand before losing two quick wickets which included the dismissal of Virat Kohli for a duck. India, however, revived on the back of a half-century stand between Pant and Rahul, who now nears his half-century.

    India 115/2 in 22 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:29 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: India cross 100-run mark

    A single down to long-on from Pant and India reach the 100-run mark in 19.1 overs. The visitors had reached the mark in 18.2 overs in the previous game for the loss of just one wicket.

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: Pant with a big swing!

    The first six of the game comes up and it is Pant with the big swing that sends the ball roaring into the sky and over the deep mid-wicket fence. Gets down on one knee to slog that delivery from Maharaj with all his might.

    India 83/2 in 17 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:15 PM IST

    What just happened there?

    Pant fended the delivery from Maharaj towards mid-wicket. He had already stepped out of the crease while Rahul was more than halfway down the track. But the fielder collected the ball in time leaving Pant top abort the single, but Rahul was already on his way to the other end and had almost reached the crease. With a real run-out chance in hand, the fielder had thrown the ball to Maharaj, but he failed to collect it properly. And adding to their woe, Phehlukwayo was a poor back-up as well. Rahul got time to return to his position, but was absolutely livid with Pant.

  • Jan 21, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Kohli dismissed for a duck

    Tossed up delivery from Maharaj and Kohli looked to go over the fielder at cover, but the ball probably came slow onto the bat and failed to make a good contact as it landed straight into the hands of Bavuma. India lose two wickets in quick time after such an impressive powerplay. This was the 14th time he has been dismissed for a duck in ODIs, first time since December 2019 and first time by a spinner.

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: A huge relief for South Africa!

    South Africa stuck with spin after the powerplay and it has resulted in that much-needed wicket. Dhawan slog swept it hard only to find Magala in the deep. Markram provides South Africa with the big breakthrough as Dhawan departs for 29.

    India 63/1 in 11.4 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: Powerplay is done!

    India finish with 57 for no loss with Rahul on 21* and Dhawan on 25*. India have hit six boundaries during this period while the hosts have conceded 11 extras. The score has been an improvement from the previous game where India managed 55/1 in the powerplay while South Africa had scored 39/1 in the first innings.

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    India vs South Africa ODI Match Today: 50-run partnership for the openers

    India have made a steady start in the second ODI. The openers have kept things ticking along with boundaries and singles, leaving Bavuma and Sputh Africa frustrated. The pair have also stitched their 50-run partnership. They have managed 46 in the previous match before Markram had dismissed Rahul. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score: Time for some spin!

    Aiden Markram into the attack. He had dismissed the Indian captain early in the last game and South Africa will be hoping for the same. Excellent start from the right-arm off-spinner, just four singles in his first over.

    India 49/0 in 8 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    '5 wides' for the second time from Magala

    Very poor start from Magala. The ball just slipped out of his hands, went well wide of the leg stump, past the wicketkeeper's reach and raced away towards the boundary. 9 off the over. Magala has already conceded 29 runs in the match and India have scored 42 for no loss in 6 overs.

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Opportunity dropped!

    Ngidi delivers a shortish ball, just outside off as Rahul cuts it which sends the ball to Malan at gully, but he drops the opportunity. Should have gone with both hands. Dhawan sent the next delivery roaring through extra cover for a boundary. 

    India 33/0 in 5 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Score: Rahul joins the party

    Short and wide from Magala and Rahul cut it elegantly through backward point for his first boundary. Magala concedes 5 runs in his second over.

    India 26/0 in 4 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Dhawan makes a strong start

    Ngidi gave him the width and Dhawan pounced on it to smash it through the covers for his third boundary in the game. He had scored 79 off 84 in the opener in Paarl.

    India 21/0 in 3 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Cricket Score: Magala's first over goes for 15 runs

    Magal, who is only playing his second ODI for South Africa, had a nervy start. Dhawan ended his over with yet another boundary flicked off the pads, through square leg this time, for a boundary.

    India 16/0 in 2 overs

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    First four of the game!

    Magala in his first over, swung the ball into the pads of Dhawan and the left-handed batter flicked it off his pads to send the ball through mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • Jan 21, 2022 02:02 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: The game begins!

    KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan make their way to the middle. Lungi Ngidi opens the attack for South Africa.

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    SA skipper Bavuma on why Jansen has been rested for the 2nd ODI?

    "One change for us. Sisanda comes in for Jansen. Marco had a big workload in the Test series, and felt he was a bit flat in the first game, we got full confidence in Magala and that's the reason behind the change."

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    SA skipper Temba Bavuma after the toss

    "We probably wanted to bat first, like KL said it's quite straightforward with the nature of the wicket. I think there will be opportunity in the first hour with the ball swinging and nipping a bit, if we can take a couple of wickets and put them under pressure. I wouldn't say it was a perfect game (first ODI), but I will take that result. It's just to get better from last game and try and find a way to improve and we have a better understanding of the wicket and what type of skills that we need, so just make sure we are on point in terms of that. We gonna have to do the basics well."

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:47 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: KL Rahul after winning the toss

    "I think it's pretty straightforward, second game on the same strip and important to put runs on the board and guessing the wicket will get slower later on. In the middle overs we couldn't get the partnerships going and that's the learning from the last game, hopefully we can go out there today and show better performance. The batters themselves realized that's where it went wrong, we will learn from it and we have spoken about it. We are playing the same team."

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    South Africa make only one change for the 2nd ODI - Magala in place of Jansen

    South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:35 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Updates: India keep their playing XI unchanged

    India (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    IND vs SA 2nd ODI Live: TOSS TIME

    India won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    IND vs SA 2nd ODI Live: Should KL Rahul bat at No.5 for this game?

    India's middle-order collapse in the last game was considered a primary reason behind the defeat in Paarl. However, in the period between January 2021 and the start of the previous game, India's middle order averaged 44, only behind New Zealand in ODIs. The key batter behind that number has been KL Rahul who scored 453 runs in 10 innings at 56.7 and a strike rate of 114 with four fifties and one century during that period, but took the responsibility to open in Rohit's absence in the series opener. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    IND vs SA 2nd ODI Live: Toss in another 10 minutes

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:18 PM IST

    India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live: Shikhar Dhawan on India's middle-order issues

    "Our thought process is that we are building a team for the 2023 World Cup. So there are going to be a few hiccups here and there. But we all have good clarity that we have got this bunch of players and how we have to refine them. It doesn't matter if we lose an odd game while trying to do that because we are looking at the bigger picture."

  • Jan 21, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    IND vs SA 2nd ODI: SA spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on why their win in the opener was important

    "Definitely a lot more in favour of the Indian players, more like a subcontinent pitch rather than a South African pitch. So that's what makes the victory even sweeter, basically in foreign conditions, we outplayed them."

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live Updates: India's predicted XI

    With a disappointing loss in 1st ODI, what changes can we expect in the Indian team when the side takes the field today? READ

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live: The No.4 conundrum

    Shreyas Iyer was picked ahead of Suryakumar Yadav in the first ODI in Paarl; however, he failed to make a mark as Iyer was dismissed on 17 off as many deliveries. 

    With Suryakumar waiting on the sidelines, will the Indian team management stick with Iyer in the second game?

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:50 PM IST

    IND vs SA 2nd ODI: Should Rahul take a leaf out of Bavuma's book?

    Former South African batter Daryll Cullinan provided an interesting suggestion on the use of Venkatesh Iyer the bowler ahead of the second ODI in Paarl. He cited Andile Phehlukwayo's spell in the middle-overs of the Indian run-chase to put forward his point. 

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    India vs South Africa Live Updates: Why did Iyer not bowl in 1st ODI?

    Iyer was picked as the sixth-bowling option in the lineup, one that was touted to bring a balance as well. But like in the T20I series at home, Iyer did not get the opportunity to roll his arms in his ODI debut.

  • Jan 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    IND vs SA Live: An indifferent start

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Team India in deep trouble after top-order wobble on Day 2 in WTC final vs AUS

Published on Jun 08, 2023 11:34 PM IST

Gill and Pujara's dismissals sum up another tough day for India, who are 318 runs adrift of Australia's total of 469 at the end of Day 2.

Australia's Cameron Green celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara with Scott Boland(Reuters)
By, London

India take long time to find the 'short' answer for Head

Published on Jun 08, 2023 10:50 PM IST

It wasn't until centurion Travis Head entered the nineties that the Indian bowlers resorted to the short-ball tactic for the Aussie batter

Australia's Travis Head in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
By, London

'Kohli would definitely...': Gavaskar throws weight behind ex-India captain

Published on Jun 08, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Sunil Gavaskar backed Virat Kohli to deliver the goods for India in the WTC final against Australia.

Gavaskar backed Kohli to deliver the goods for India in the WTC final (ANI-AP)
By, New Delhi

Watch: Gill's brainfade leaves India in shambles after Cummins thwarts Rohit

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 09:47 PM IST

India lost Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma quickly after getting off to a promising start against Australia in the WTC final.

Shubman Gill was out bowled off Scott Boland

'No point beating your chest at national anthem': Hayden slams India amid WTC

Published on Jun 08, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden slammed Rohit Sharma and Co. after Team India's forgetful Day 1 in the WTC final against Australia.

Hayden slammed Rohit and Co. for not showing up on the opening day of the World Test Championship final(Getty Images - ANI)
By, New Delhi

Watch: Rohit puts his hand up for DRS then takes it back, umpires bamboozled

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 05:44 PM IST

Rohit Sharma made a bizarre DRS signal which left the umpires and commentators totally bamboozled.

Rohit Sharma doesn't complete his DRS signal.

‘Whole India will remember what you’ve said now': Shastri, Hussain revive banter

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Hussain asked Shastri to share his thoughts on the Test as he was a part of it. But while doing so, he made a tongue-in-cheek remark about the timeline of it.

Ravi Shastri and Nasser Hussain

Dravid, Rohit, Kohli's exquisite takes on Shubman Gill amid IND vs AUS WTC final

Published on Jun 08, 2023 05:21 PM IST

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid made jaw-dropping verdicts on Shubman Gill and what the future holds for him.

Shubman Gill seems to be in unstoppable form.(ICC Twitter)

WTC Final: Travis Head, Steve Smith shatter 87-year-old record

Published on Jun 08, 2023 04:14 PM IST

Travis Head, Steve Smith scripted a huge record and rewrote history books with other feats in the ongoing WTC final between India and Australia.

Australia's Travis Head celebrates reaching his 150 with Steve Smith.(Action Images via Reuters)

Smith extends dominance over Kohli, surpasses Dravid and Ponting with record 100

Published on Jun 08, 2023 04:08 PM IST

Steve Smith has smashed a plethora of records with his sublime century against Virat Kohli-starrer Team India in the WTC final.

Smith has scored 31 Test centuries while Kohli has 28 tons under his belt(AP-Reuters)
By, New Delhi

Watch: 'Frustrated' Siraj throws back ball after Smith stoppage, Gavaskar livid

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 05:35 PM IST

Mohammed Siraj was not please as Steve Smith backed away, forcing Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar to react strongly.

Mohammed Siraj was not pleased with Steve Smith's last minute pullout. (Screengrab)

ICC, IPL and a building up sponsorship race

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 09:38 PM IST

Having secured bumper media-rights revenue, cricket’s leading entities aim to find momentum in their quest to rebuild their commercial deals

Cricket fans are enjoying an IPL match

'The least India could've done was...': Ramiz blasts Rohit, Dravid

Published on Jun 08, 2023 01:37 PM IST

The former PCB chairman didn't mince his words as he talked about the side's poor performance on Day 1 of the WTC Final.

Ramiz Raja; Rohit Sharma(File/AP)

'You're saying he's a world-class bowler but...': Mhambrey on Ashwin controversy

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 02:51 PM IST

Once the conditions at the Oval forced India to think otherwise, it was probably the right time for Mhambrey to answer the burning Ashwin question to the media.

Will India regret dropping Ravichandran Ashwin for WTC final?(PTI)

India vs Australia, WTC Final Day 2 Highlights: IND end on 151/5 at Stumps

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 10:59 PM IST

India vs Australia, WTC Final Day 2 Highlights: India trail Australia by 318 runs and lost half their side in the second half of the day. 

Rahane survived an LBW appeal and looked the most assured of all Indian batters on Day 2. (AP)
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