No end result India 28 for two vs South Africa
The deciding day of this sequence began with the groups locked at 2-2, and 2-2 it remained after rain had the ultimate say. Persistent drizzle in Bengaluru delayed the beginning of the fifth match by 47 minutes, and initially diminished the competition to 19 overs a aspect, however solely 3.3 overs had been bowled. Despite the Chinnaswamy’s stellar drainage system, the rain didn’t abate lengthy sufficient for mop-up operations to start for even a five-over shootout.
South Africa would be the extra dissatisfied of the 2 sides after Lungi Ngidi, enjoying in simply his second T20I in nearly a yr, eliminated India’s openers in successive overs. Ngidi spent the entire of IPL 2022 on the bench however used the time to hone his craft and has developed a very good slower ball. He used it to take away Ishan Kishan, who was by means of his drive by the point the supply arrived. It was full on offstump and took it out with Kishan maybe nonetheless considering the 141kph ball that had been known as extensive simply earlier than. In his subsequent over, Ngidi caught to the offcutter. Ruturaj Gaikwad superior down the monitor and tried to clear the interior ring however hit the ball off the toe-end of his bat, to Dwaine Pretorius at mid-on. Only yet another ball was bowled when the rain returned and the gamers left the sector.
The capability crowd chanted “RCB” as they waited however not even the mantra of their IPL franchise might deliver their adopted home-town hero Dinesh Karthik to the crease. Karthik had scored his first T20I half-century in Rajkot and was eager to play in entrance of the Bengaluru crowd.
Doubtless so was Keshav Maharaj, who was captaining for the fourth time in his 13-match T20I profession, after Temba Bavuma was dominated out of the match with an elbow damage. South Africa made three adjustments to the XI that misplaced two days’ in the past, one compelled by Bavuma’s absence.
Reeza Hendricks was introduced in to open the batting, Kagiso Rabada recovered from a groin niggle to return to the assault instead of Marco Jansen and South Africa included Tristan Stubbs as an additional batter whereas shelling out with the second specialist spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi. Stubbs has but to bat in worldwide cricket after making his debut within the sequence opener in Delhi, the place South Africa gained the sport with out requiring him.
India performed the identical XI all through the sequence, misplaced each toss and needed to defend in all 5 matches. After dropping the primary two, they hit their stride and gained the subsequent two. If that they had been victorious on this match, they might have turn into the primary workforce to win a bilateral T20I sequence from 2-0 down. Instead, it is South Africa, who’ve held on to a document. They have by no means misplaced a T20I sequence in India, and haven’t misplaced a white-ball sequence within the nation since 2010.