South Africa continue their winning record against India in T20s at Barabati Stadium on Sunday. The Proteas take a 2-0 lead in five-match series. Get India vs South Africa second T20 highlights.
A central Indian community marks its devotion to Ram by tattooing his name all over their bodies as a protest against caste oppression. But their youth are abandoning the tradition as it impedes their social acceptance.
A creative peep into the last hours of the Asura king Ravan after he is vanquished in the epic battle of Ramayan
Residents of Bisrakh, a village in Uttar Pradesh, claim to have descended from the Demon King and do not celebrate Dussehra
The descendants of Mahishasura, found in the Gumla, Lohardaga, Palamu and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, do not know about Ram’s victory over Asurs
Millions, who may not agree with Ram’s ideals, engage with his story, which calls upon them to confront their own behaviour
Stand-in-captain Rishabh Pant suffered yet another defeat as the hosts lost to South Africa for the second match in a row by four wickets in Cuttack on Sunday. Defending 149, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave India a perfect start with three wickets in the powerplay. But the 64-run fourth-wicket stand between Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klassen revived the South African ship. Although Bavuma was out for 35, Klassen ensured South Africa’s path towards victory with a fine 81 off 46 balls. India have to win the next three games to win the series. South Africa had won the first match in Delhi. Get India vs South Africa highlights.
David Miller pushes Shreyas Iyer for a couple as South Africa win the game by four wickets and take a 2-0 series lead.
Wayne Parnell is bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kumar finishes off with figures 4-0-13-4. SA 147/6 (18)
Harshal Patel gets the prized wicket of Heinrich Klassen with just five runs needed to win. But the South African did his job with a fine 81 off 46 balls, caught by substitute Ravi Bishnoi. SA 144/5 (17)
Heinrich Klassen hits Yuzvendra Chahal for two sixes while David Miller gets one as South Africa inch closer to victory. 23 runs come from the over. SA 138/4 (16)
50 for Heinrich Klassen and also 100 up for South Africa. Klassen gets to his fourth T20 fifty with a single off Hardik Pandya before hitting another six in the second-last ball. SA 108/4 (14).
Just when it looked like the game is going out of hands, Yuzvendra Chahal gets Temba Bavuma clean bowled. Bavuma is out for 35. SA 93/4 (12.2)
Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klassen have revived the South African ship. The duo has added 50 runs in the last five overs to set the momentum for another win. Klassen has been more dominating with four fours and a six in the last two overs. SA 89/3 (12)
This is the second time in his T20 career, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has picked up three wickets in powerplay. The first time was during his debut against Pakistan in Bengaluru in 2012.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is turning the match on his head for India in Cuttack. After his two wickets in the first three overs. the right-arm medium pacer removes Rassie van der Dussen for just one. Big big wicket for India. SA 29/3 (5.3)
It' 's Bhuvneshwar Kumar again in Cuttack. Dwaine Pretorius is caught by Avesh Khan and South Africa are in trouble. SA 13/2 (2.5)
Just the start India wanted. Buuvneshwar Kumar cleans up Reeza Hendricks in the second over. Bhuvi lands good length, the ball hits the pad first, takes an inside edge and crashes onto the stumps. SA 9/1 (2)
This is what Dinesh Karthik has been asked for. India score 30 runs in the last two overs including a couple of sixes in the final over as India close in on 150-mark. India finish at 148/6 in 20 overs.
Another wicket for Anrich Nortje. Nortje bowls straight as his Delhi Capitals teammate Axar Patel tries to flick and is clean bowled. Just three runs come from the over. IND 112/6 (17)
After 15 overs, India are 104/5 with Wayne Parnell finishing off with an impressive spell of 4-0-23-1. India lacked partnerships and that has been the only cause for India not dominating in Cuttack. Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik are in the crease.
Another one bites the dust. Shreyas Iyer, batting at 40, gets a thick outside edge and is caught by Heinrich Klassen behind the stumps. Dwaine Pretorius
is the bowler. Dinesh Karthik comes in. IND 98/5 (13.5)
Just when we thought Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer are key to India's chances, Wayne Parnell gets the big wicket of the former, clean bowled. Pandya is undone by the low bounce and is clean bowled. IND 90/4 (12.4)
Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer will be key here for India at this stage. The duo has added 20 runs from 18 balls so far. IND 87/3 (12)
OUT! Keshav Maharaj silences the crowd completely as Rishabh Pant is caught by Rassie van der Dussen. Maharaj bowls wide and Pant slices to the man at deeper cover, falling again to a widish delivery. IND 69/3 (9.1)
OUT! Anrich Nortje gets his man as Ishan Kishan pulls straight at the hands of Rassie van der Dussen. The extra pace on the short ball does the trick for Nortje. Kishan goes for 34. IND 48/2 (6.4)
Third six for Ishan Kishan. Dwaine Pretorius bangs in short and Kishan goes horizontal over wide long-on. India started on a slower note but Kishan has accelerated the Indian innings in the last three overs.
Dropped! Kishan goes down the ground and a flying Wayne Parnell fails to latch on the ball at mid-on. Had the catch been taken, it would have been the catch of the match. IND 42/1 (6)
Two sixes in the over from Ishan Kishan off Anrich Nortje. 13 runs come from the over. IND 25/1 (4)
First boundary for India. Shreyas Iyer slashes a Wayne Parnell uppishly over cover for a boundary. He follows it up with three runs in the next ball. IND 11/1 (2)
What a start from South Africa. Ruturaj Gaikwad drives a loose ball wide of the off-stump and Keshav Maharaj makes no mistake at point. Rabada takes his 50th T20 wicket. IND 3/1 (1)
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan open the innings for India. Kagiso Rabada with the ball in hand.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik before the second T20 game between India and South Africa at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. This is the first time both Ganguly and Patnaik are meeting after 2007.
It was a pleasure meeting @BCCI president @SGanguly99 who is in #Odisha for the #INDvsSA #T20 match to be held at the Barabati Stadium, #Cuttack.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 12, 2022
Looking forward to witness a thrilling match of #Cricket. pic.twitter.com/37YhvKpGRv
Rishabh Pant (IND): The track is really nice. We would want to have a big score on this. We are playing the same team.
Temba Bavuma (SA): We don't know how the wicket will play. It was easier to bat second in the last game. You can chase anything with smaller boundaries. We have two changes. Quinton de Kock has a hand injury and Tristan Stubbs misses out, Heinrich Klaasen and Reeza Hendricks come in.
India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
South Africa have won the toss and decided to bowl first.
South African batter David Miller is on song. He is taking the bowlers to the cleaners for fun. The form that he picked in IPL 2022 has not died down yet and the Indian team would not like it for sure. "Belief" is what Miller feels has changed his career. Fans and entire South Africa must be having high expectations from him in the second T20.
Shreyas Iyer is India’s leading scorer in the T20I format this year. He has scored 265 runs in five innings. On the other hand, Ishan Kishan precedes him with 252 runs. The southpaw scored a 76 off 48 in the first T20 and India would be expecting a similar performance from him today.
Quinton de Kock has batted in four T20Is against India scoring 159 runs at a strike rate of 143.20. He was dismissed cheaply (22 off 18) in the first T20 and would be raring to play a big knock against the number one ranked side, India.
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