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SA Vs IND, 2nd ODI: South Africa Beat India By 7 Wickets

First Published: 22nd January, 2022 15:21 IST

South Africa comfortably chased down a 288-run mark to win by seven wickets and establish a two-nil lead in the three-match ODI series against India at Boland Park in South

South Africa comfortably chased down a 288-run mark to win by seven wickets and establish a two-nil lead in the three-match ODI series against India at Boland Park in South Africa on Friday.

Chasing a 288-run target Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan gave their side a flying start, with de Kock being the more aggressive of the two. With de Kock and Malan scoring 28 runs off the first three overs, Indian captain KL Rahul introduced spin as early as the fourth over by bringing in Ravichandran Ashwin.

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In the eighth over, the Proteas reached the 50-run mark and ended up scoring 66 runs in the first 10 overs of the power play. Quinton de Kock notched up his 17th ODI half-century in just 36 balls. The Malan-de Kock duo took their team to a triple figure mark in the 16th over as de Kock hit a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling.

The Dussen-Markram partnership led the South African team to the finish line with 1.5 overs to spare in the second ODI, with both Markram and van der Dussen undefeated on 37. The hosts won the second ODI by seven wickets, gaining an unassailable 2-nil lead in the three-match ODI series.

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