India defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second one-day international. The series is tied 1-1. South Africa scored 278 for 7 in their 50 overs. The Indian batting order surpassed the score in 45.5 overs with 282 runs on board at the loss of three wickets.
Shreyas Iyer was named Man of the Match. Iyer scored a century, 113 runs in 111 balls. It was primarily Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan‘s partnership that allowed India to sail through. Kishan scored 93 runs in 84 balls, missing out on a century by 7 runs.
Mohammad Siraj was the pick of the bowlers on the Indian side. He took three wickets in his 10 overs giving away 38 runs with an economy rate of just 3.8. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav took one wicket each.
For South Africa, Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks ensured a competitive total. Markram scored 79 runs of 89 balls while Hendricks scored 74 of 76. David Miller made a quick unbeaten 35 of 34 balls.
The India-South Africa three-match ODI series is now tied with both sides having won one match each.
After the match, Iyer said that he was ecstatic about his performance. He said that he walked into bat at a difficult time and discussed the conditions with Ishan Kishan and decided that they would play every ball according to its merit.
Iyer further said that having to travel the next day will take a toll on his body and he will have to check with the physio. He added that he is not someone who changes his batting according to the bowler but plays according to instinct.
India was under pressure to perform on Sunday as the visitors had won the first match. South Africa won the first ODI by nine runs. In the first ODI, South Africa put up 249 runs on board and India fell nine runs short.