India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights: Shreyas Iyer scored his second ODI hundred as India beat South Africa by seven wickets on Sunday with 25 balls to spare. Iyer finished with his highest ODI score of 113 not out and put on 161 runs with Ishan Kishan (93) for the third wicket as India eased to 282-3 in 45.5 overs in the second one-day international.
#TeamIndia vice-captain @ShreyasIyer15 scored an unbeaten century in a successful run-chase and he becomes our Top Performer from the second innings 👌🏻👌🏻#INDvSA
A summary of his remarkable knock 🔽 pic.twitter.com/taC2PmSmfC
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Shreyas Iyer: “When I went into bat, felt that the wicket was playing good. The talk between me and Ishan was to play the ball on merit, build a partnership. Let’s see what is in store for me (regarding his fitness for next game). I’m not someone who changes according to the bowler.”
Shikhar Dhawan: “Worked perfectly well for us, thanks to Keshav that he chose to bat (smiles). It was coming on nicely, but it stayed low. Plan was to take on the bowlers in the first 10 overs as we knew it could get difficult in the middle overs. When the dew came, you could see that it got easier. Very satisfied with the bowling unit, they are all young and these are good learnings for them. Especially Shahbaz.”
Keshav Maharaj: ” We didn’t expect dew to be such a factor here, that’s why we opted to bat. We tried what we could, Shreyas and Kishan played very well.”
Series leveled 1️⃣-1️⃣ 👏🏻👏🏻
A magnificent run-chase by #TeamIndia against South Africa to register a victory by 7️⃣ wickets in Ranchi! 🙌🏻
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Ishan Kishan: “When I was fielding they (fans in Ranchi) were asking me to get a hundred today, unfortunately I missed it. No worries, I’m just happy that my team won the game today and maybe in the next game I will give my best and make my team win again. It’s difficult here sometimes, because I played so many matches in Ranchi, it is not easy for the new batters to score runs, so we were looking to play according to the merit of the ball. Nortje, Rabada are too quick and sometimes the ball isn’t coming on properly and stopping a touch and the next ball it was coming really quick. So, I was planning to go for it if it was near my chest and not to play a pre-determined shot if the ball is not there.”
And that is that. A comprehensive win for India in Ranchi by seven wickets. Ishan Kishan with a 93. Shreyas Iyer with a triple figure score. The series is all level with the decider in Delhi on Tuesday.
Slaps a Rabada free hit over extra cover for four and brings up his century. What an innings this has been from him. Calm and composed under pressure. India need 16 to win off the last seven overs.
Slight caution has creeped in as India move closer to the target, and why not? No net run rate involved here. 242/3 after 41 overs. 37 required off 54 deliveries.
Between Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer, who kept the run rate in check after India were two down in the powerplay, Ishan Kishan was the aggressor. With him gone, Iyer has ensured the odd boundary keeps coming, especially going after Fortuin. India, 231/3 after 39 overs.
The attack continues as India inch closer to 279. 200 up for the hosts. Kishan goes after Nortje, yet again. Short, outside off and dispatched for a six over fine leg. India, 208/2 after 34 overs.
FOUR, FOUR, SIX, JEEZ!
Ishan Kishan has opened the floodgates. That second six off a 145 kmph Anrich Nortje delivery. Unreal hitting this. 198/2, India after 32 overs.
B. O. O. M! ⚡️ ⚡️@ishankishan51 went aerial & did that with some might! 💪 💪 #TeamIndia
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Back to back boundaries for Iyer off Parnell. India in firm control of the chase. 177/2 after 30 overs.
Ishan Kishan seems to be in his usual hitting mood at the moment. Four sixes and three fours so far in his innings. Just when South Africa thought bringing Rabada in would stop some of that, he pulls him through deep mid wicket. Runs down off him on a couple of occasions in the same over, 11 off it. India, 167/2 after 29 overs.
50 up for Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in the same over. Good partnership this for India. 144/2 after 26 overs.
Shreyas Iyer goes after Fortuin and Markram to get a boundary each in back to back overs. South Africa utilising spin from both ends and these two know how to play it very well. India, 133/2 after 24.
A solid 5⃣0⃣-run stand between @ShreyasIyer15 & @ishankishan51! 👏 👏#TeamIndia move past HUNDRED. 👍 👍
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Ishan Kishan breaks the shackles to hit his first six of the innings off Keshav Maharaj. Anrich Nortje facing the southpaw in the next over touches the 146 kmph mark and finishes the the over with a 142 clicks bouncer flying past Kishan’s nose. India 96/2 after 20 overs.
Kishan (20) and Iyer (22) in the middle for India. The duo have added 37 runs so far off 55 deliveries for the third wicket. 85/2 after 18 overs.
Anrich Nortje crosses the 140kmph mark four times in his third over, going as up as 144 clicks. He can be crucial here, especially up against Shreyas Iyer. Only four off the over. India, 79/2.
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