India vs South Africa | At the Optus Stadium in Perth, South Africa defeated India by five wickets to take first place in Group 2 with five points. India scored 133/9 in their allotted 20 overs in a closely contested game. In response, South Africa successfully defended the score with two balls remaining and five wickets in hand.
Aiden Markram and David Miller each scored fifty runs, and together they added 76 runs for the fourth wicket to lead South Africa to victory.
Here is India’s XI’s grade for their third Super 12 game.
9 KL Rahul (14)
The 2022 T20 World Cup KL Rahul’s miserable streak continues. Rahul battled against a forceful speed assault for the entirety of his powerplay innings until succumbing to a back-of-the-length delivery from Lungi Ngidi that pitched outside off, took an outside edge, and flew to the fielder at first slip.
15 Rohit Sharma (14)
The Indian captain looked strong early in the innings, hitting a couple of maximums before ultimately losing to Lungi Ngidi after a poorly placed pull shot off a short pitch. He had just scored fifty against the Netherlands.
12 Virat Kohli (11)
After India fell behind by two runs in the third game, the player who had scored the most runs for India in the competition struck a pair of beautiful boundaries. He attempted to pull, but instead caught a heavy edge that travelled to the boundary at long leg. He then succumbed to Lungi Ngidi’s short ball.
Yadav, Suryakumar 68 (40)
India vs South Africa | Suryakumar Yadav, who led India in scoring in Perth, has two straight fifties at the World Cup. The 32-year-old batsman maintained composure despite wickets coming at the other end and led India to a 127 before being selected by Wayne Parnell.
Zero Deepak Hooda (3)
Deepak Hooda, who was playing in his debut World Cup match for India, had a terrible day when he was dismissed off the third delivery he faced thanks to a short and fast one from Anrich Nortje.
1–29 in Hardik Pandya, 2(3). (4)
With the bat, Pandya was also caught behind by Lungi Ngidi’s short ball, nearly in the same spot as Virat Kohli, close to the fine leg boundary.
As the game entered its last overs, he picked off Aiden Markram (52) with the ball to significantly tip the balance in India’s favour.
Six Dinesh Karthik (15)
The wicketkeeper batsman and Suryakumar Yadav shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 52 runs. Karthik, though, was unable to make a significant contribution since he too was caught at point off an outside edge and succumbed to the run rate pressure. attempting to con Wayne Parnell.