The Indian team suffered yet another humiliating defeat in the second One-Day International, as they came up short in Boland Part, Paarl. It was a do or die game for the men in blue. Even though the visitors had their moments during the game, they ultimately lost by seven wickets.India has now lost the one-day series 2-0 as a result of this defeat. Following a 31-run loss in the first One-Day International, skipper KL Rahul decided to bat first after winning the toss, and the Men in Blue decided to back their players by fielding the same playing XI.
The Indian team’s innings got off to a bad start as Shikhar Dhawan was knocked for 29 runs and Virat Kohli was dismissed for a five-ball duck. However, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant formed a much-needed partnership after that.Pant batted aggressively, scoring 85 runs on 71 deliveries. On the other hand, Rahul took his time and scored 55 runs off 79 balls.Shardul Thakur put the finishing touches on the game with a 40-run innings that included three boundaries and one maximum. In their 50 overs, India managed to score 287 runs, a respectable number.
However, given the South African batters’ excellent form, the South African batsmen made a mockery of the Indian bowlers as they created chaos on the field. In the second innings, India needed 132 runs and 21.6 overs to take their first wicket.For the first wicket, the two put on a 132-run stand. De Kock contributed 78 runs to the total, while Malan smashed 91. De Kock was also named “Man of the Match” for his blistering 78. South Africa won the match by seven wickets and now has an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series.
Fans reacted on this defeat
Because things did not go as planned for the Indian team, fans were dissatisfied with their team’s performance and expressed their displeasure on Twitter.