Former India captain Virat Kohli is having a bad day at work in the match against South Africa. After failing to register an impressive score, the 33-year-old has now dropped the catch of Aiden Markram, who is proving to be a pillar of the South African innings as they look to chase down India’s total of 133. Markram is currently on 36.
Watch the missed catch right here:
Both Sharma and Kohli were not able to impress with the bat, scoring 15 and 12 runs each as they got out to Lungi Ngidi. The South African pacer did not stop there, and also picked up the wicket of Hardik Pandya.
India ended up losing the match owing to impressive knocks by David Miller, who scored 59 runs off 46 balls, and Aiden Markram (52 off 41 deliveries). Sharma and Kohli’s misses ended up being the pillars of the South African innings. The Proteas’ win in this match has brought Pakistan to the verge of getting knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2022. They won their match against the Netherlands tonight.
Arshdeep Singh started affairs in spectacular fashion as he claimed the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Rillee Rossouw. Temba Bavuma, the Proteas’ captain, was also sent packing by Mohammad Shami. Indian bowlers did show merit as they kept the match alive till the last over despite getting a low score of 133 to defend.
This was the men in blue’s first loss in the tournament after winning the previous matches against Pakistan and the Netherlands.
India will next face Bangladesh on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. South Africa will be up against Pakistan on November 3.