Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh struck early and sent back two South African batters as South Africa registered 3/2. This comes after India set the Proteas a target of 134 runs to chase in twenty overs, after Suryakumar Yadav‘s brilliant half century.
Watch Singh’s two wickets in the same over here:
Watch Rohit Sharma overrules Arshdeep Singh and takes the review:
India started the second innings on a strong note, with pacers Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Singh making the Proteas batters uncomfortable with their swing bowling. Indian bowlers are swinging the ball the most in the initial overs this T20 WC (1.4 degrees). On the other hand, South Africa are just swinging the ball by 0.4 degrees.
It was then Arshdeep Singh’s second over that put South Africa on the backfoot. He again took a wicket on his first ball, doing so first against Pakistan when he dismissed Babar Azam. Singh has been brilliant form this WC, finishing with figures of 3/32 vs Pakistan and 2/37 vs Netherlands.
In the third bowl of the over, Singh struck again, this time removing last match’s centurion Rilee Rossouw for a duck. This was the third time Arshdeep Singh has dismissed the batter in just 5 balls. All the dismissals came when Rossouw was at 0.
After Singh’s brilliance, Proteas skipper Bevuma Temba faced Kumar’s swing bowling at its best, and at the end had the last laugh, hitting Kumar for a six. However, he soon was sent back to the pavilion by Shami for 10 off 15. It was Mohammed Shami who gave India the breakthrough, and Dinesh Kartik followed through with a brilliant catch. After 10 overs, South Africa are 40/3.