South Africa will be up against India in the 2nd T20I of the India tour of South Africa at St George’s Park in Gqeberha on December 12. The three-match series is poised evenly between the two teams, as the first game in Durban got washed out after a long wait. It would be an interesting encounter in the left matches of the series as both teams will compete to win the series.
South Africa had squared off against Australia in their last game, where South Africa won the toss and elected to bat. They did not start well, as they lost two wickets early, but their ever-dependable middle order took responsibility and scored at a brilliant pace. They led the team to a good total of 190 runs by the end of the innings. Australia lost the first wicket early as well but calmed themselves to not hurry and had fantastic partnerships back-to-back which helped their cause. They propelled themselves to an easy win by five wickets with more than two overs to spare.
India played against Australia in their last encounter, where Australia won the toss and was elected to field. India started their innings decently but then lost two quick wickets, due to which they looked in trouble, but Shreyas Iyer stood his ground from one end and scored a fantastic fifty. He was given good company by Jitesh Sharma and Axar Patel, because of which they could score 160 runs. Australia started their innings aggressively and looked to be in a good stage by the midway. India pulled back things in the second half and managed to win the game by six runs.