India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Ranchi Match Report 2022

Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan shone with the bat as India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second one day international at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday to level the three match series 1-1.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors got off to a poor start as Quinton De Kock dragged a delivery from Mohammed Siraj on to his stumps for 5.

The pair of Janneman Malan and Reeza Hendricks added 33 runs for the second wicket before debutant
Shahbaz Ahmed claimed his maiden wicket by trapping Malan leg before wicket for 25.

Hendricks along with Aiden Markram brought the innings back on track with a fourth wicket stand of 129 runs for the third wicket before the former (74) mistimed a pull off Siraj to Shahbaz at deep square leg.

Kuldeep Yadav then got into the act by dismissing the dangerous looking Heinrich Klaasen (30) caught off the leading edge while attempting an inside out shot.

Markram then fell soon after hitting a delivery from Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, who took a fine catch at extra cover for a well made 79. His knock came off 89 balls with 7 fours and a six.

In the end David Miller scored an unbeaten 34 ball-35 to take the visitors to 278/7 in their allotted 50 overs.

Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/38.

Chasing 279, Wayne Parnell drew first blood by sending back Shikhar Dhawan bowled for 13.

Shubman Gill looked impressive during his stay at the crease. However he chipped a catch from Kagiso Rabada back to the bowler who took a fine low catch.

The pair of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer resurrected the innings with a solid 161 run stand for the third wicket.

Kishan got a reprieve on 86, when Rabada failed to hold on to a return catch. However the left hander fell seven run short of his maiden hundred, pulling a short ball from Bjorn Fortuin to Hendricks at deep midwicket.

Shreyas reached his ton by smacking a free hit from Rabada over the extra cover boundary. The 28 year old Iyer (113)* combined with Sanju Samson added an unbroken 73 runs for the fourth wicket, as the hosts overhauled the target in 45.5 overs.

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