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South Africa won the series again by defeating India in the second ODI

South Africa vs India 2nd ODI: In the second ODI played at Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa defeated India by seven wickets. With this, the host team also won the three-match series. After playing first, the Indian team scored 287 runs for six wickets in 50 overs. In response, South Africa chased down the target easily from 11 balls for the loss of just three wickets.

The heroes of this victory of South Africa were openers Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan. De Kock played a brilliant innings of 78 runs in 66 balls. During this, his bat hit seven fours and three sixes. At the same time, Malan played an innings of 91 runs in 108 balls. Eight fours and a six came off Malan’s bat.

IND vs SA 2nd ODI: Rishabh Pant missed a century, but made this big record in his name

Dekock and Malan gave a great start to South Africa chasing the target of 288 runs from India. Both shared a partnership of 132 runs in 22 overs for the first wicket. After this, captain Temba Bavuma, who came to bat at number three, scored 35 runs in 36 balls with the help of three fours.

In the end, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen returned unbeaten to lead their team to victory. Markram scored 37 not out in 41 balls with the help of four fours. At the same time, Rasi van der Dussen also returned unbeaten on 37 runs in 38 balls.

Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul hit half-centuries

Indian captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bat first. Dhawan and Rahul added 63 runs for the first wicket in 11.4 overs. Dhawan was dismissed for 29 runs in 38 balls with the help of five fours. He was sent to the pavilion by Aidan Markram. After this Virat Kohli came to bat at number three. King Kohli, who scored a half-century in the last match, looked uncomfortable with the first ball today. He returned to the pavilion at zero.

Rishabh Pant and captain KL Rahul took over the Indian innings after two wickets fell for 64 runs. Pant scored 85 runs in 71 balls. During this, 10 fours and two sixes came off his bat. At the same time, captain KL Rahul also scored a half-century. Rahul played an important innings of 55 runs in 79 balls with the help of four fours. Rahul and Pant shared a 115-run partnership for the third wicket.

As soon as these two were out, the fast-moving Indian innings stopped. Shreyas Iyer got out on 11 off 14 balls and Venkatesh Iyer scored 22 runs in 33 balls. After this, Shardul Thakur, who scored a half-century in the first match, became the troubleshooter.

Shardul scored 40 not out in 38 balls. During this, three fours and one six came off his bat. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin returned unbeaten on 25 runs in 24 balls. Ashwin hit a four and a six.

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Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an Indian based entrepreneur who is a tech, travel and coding enthusiast with a post graduation degree on Master's of Computer Applications. He is a founder of Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV, Branding Panther and many more.

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