What a wonderful all-round performance by @cricket_south_africa
and especially @heinie45.
The incredible love between Pink and #southafricanteam
continues and is growing. It was a all-round performance by them which helped them to keep this series alive for the remaining two matches.
Batting first @indiancricketteam
played their usual routine with @virat.kohli
scoring yet another half century. South Africa finally managed to get him out but not before he averaged almost 200 in this series. @shikhardofficial
'The Gabbar' of the team joined an elite group of scoring a century on his hundredth ODI. These two and a little cameo by @mahi7781
in the end helped #TeamIndia
to set a target of 290, not a bad total, but definitely less than they would have expected.
Chasing the target, #southafricanteam
started with a very positive intent shown by skipper @aidenmarkram
before getting out to a poor shot and a bad review. And what a wonderful batting display by @heinie45
in his only second ODI alongwith @davidmillersa12
to take the team over the line.
Forget the lightening, forget the rain, forget the interruptions, forget the no-ball or wide balls, the match was lost by #TeamIndia
just after the first weather break when both the set batsman in middle lost their concentration and the remainder of the batting lineup did not manage to keep up with the momentum. And that was the crucial difference between the two teams. In similar situation, #southafricanteam
played in a very calm and composed way to sink into the momentum and eventually managing to win the game.
#savind #bcci #southafricanteam #shikhardhawan #viratkohli #heinrichklaasen #abdevilliers #freedomseries