Last Over Highlights – India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights: Wankhede will be hosting the 2nd warm-up match of the day. And, this time it’s an absolute magnificent between the World best two teams. This will be the final warm-up match for both these team, before the main tournament starts from the 15th March.
This will be good for both these team to try out the benched-bowlers, as batting looks in fine touch for both these teams.
India: After winning in 10 out of 11 matches of this short format of T20, India are in their supreme form. With Shikhar Dhawan back with some runs, the top order looks solid. The middle order has big-hitters like Raina, Yuvraj and Dhoni. The battings goes deep till 8.
With having Shami back in team, the bowling have some grip and experience. Bumrah is useful in death over, which solve the death-over problem of India’s problem. As, talking about Bhajji, Ashwin and Jadeja are always to count on.
South Africa: After winning away T20 series in England, the team looks confident. The openers are in form, and the middle order. With batsman with hard-hitting ability, South Africa will always be threat to other teams.
Looking at bowling, Dale Steyn still working as an economical bowler — it will good for SA, if he leads the team by taking wickets. It will be a big task for Duminy to step on Indian spinning track and help in-form Tahir.
Toss: South Africa won the toss, opted to bat first.
1st Innings: Impressive is the word, South Africa started their match on a high note scoring 10 an over. They scored 67 in the batting powerplay losing 2 wickets. The in-form opener De Kock and JP made a batting partnership of 75, before de Kock got retired hurt at the score of 110/2 in 12 overs.
JP continued his runs, while wickets got stumbling at one end. The quick of the bowlers were Pandya (3), Shami (2) and Bumrah (2) wickets. South Africa continued scoring 10 an over to reach a score of 196/8 at end of 20 overs.
2nd Innings: In order to chase a huge target of 197 with 10 an over, India came with game-plan of going straight to the bowlers. But, with that strategy India lost some quick wickets that too the 2-best inform batsman Rohit and Virat. This would be definitely best ever thing happen to India, as these both batsmen were making the runs.
Dhawan and Raina step up to the challenge, and made an amazing 91 runs partnership, and help India to come back on track. They both got retire at a score of 142/3 in 16 overs, and Dhoni and Yuvraj stepped in. Dhoni showed why he is the best finisher in the World scoring at a strike rate of 300 when India needed 55 in 24 balls.
That was some amazing match, India failed short of 4 runs. At end of 20 overs, India 193/3.
T20 World Cup 2016 – India Vs South Africa Match Result
South Africa: 196/8 (20 overs)
India: 193/3 (20 overs)