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“Psychological Blow”: Sunil Gavaskar On Why This Star India Spinner Would possibly Wrestle In opposition to South Africa In Third T20I | Cricket Information

The Indian cricket staff had a forgettable outing within the second T20I towards South Africa in Cuttack on Sunday. After the hosts’ batters had put up 148/6 in 20 overs, the bowlers couldn’t produce one thing magical because the Proteas reached the goal in 18.2 overs. Solely Bhuvneshwar Kumar performed very well taking 4/13 in 4 overs however a lot of the different Indian bowlers have been pricey. Star India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the most costly as he returned with figures of 4-0-49-1.

Chahal was hit for 3 sixes by Heinrich Klassen (81, 46b) within the sixteenth over, which produced 23 runs. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels it is a “psychological blow” for Chahal.

“It is a psychological blow for the subsequent recreation as properly. Within the subsequent recreation Chahal shall be considering what line he ought to be bowling. Could also be give the ball little bit of air, or ought to he be bowling barely broad off the arc. All these items shall be one thing that Chahal must take into consideration,” Gavaskar mentioned on Star Sports activities after the match.

“Or, the Indian bowlers as properly. They only have in the future earlier than the subsequent recreation. Tomorrow is a journey day. That is what they should look into. It is the bowling that should tighten up a little bit bit as a result of when they’re conceding runs, they’re conceding 13-15 runs in an over. If you find yourself conceding two boundaries in an over however total you’re conceding eight or 9, that is nonetheless okay. Taking a look at one thing like conceding one thing like 13, 15, 20…that turns into tough then.”

Within the match, Klaasen adopted Rassie Van der Dussen’s go well with in turning out to be an unlikely hero with a career-best 81 as South Africa as soon as once more outwitted India by 4 wickets on a difficult pitch to take a 2-0 lead within the five-match T20I sequence right here on Sunday.

On a two-paced monitor the place a lot of the batters struggled, Klaasen made it look ridiculously straightforward as he smashed seven fours and 5 towering sixes in his 46-ball knock to hep his staff knock off a goal of 149 with 10 balls to spare.

The wicketkeeper-batter, who was included into the aspect as a pressured change for injured Quinton de Kock, accomplished his fourth T20I fifty in 32 balls earlier than he smashed three sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal to just about seal the chase.

Seeking to end it off with a six, he fell sufferer to Harshal Patel and within the very subsequent over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Wayne Parnell to complete with an outstanding 4-0-13-4.


However it was not sufficient as they simply wanted three runs from the final two overs and the in-form David Miller (20 not out) accomplished the win to present the Proteas a commanding 2-0 lead going into the Vizag T20I on June 14.

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