South Africa defeated India in a nail-biting contest after brilliant composure from Aiden Markram and David Miller. Completing the minor 135 runs chase, Protes bagged their first win against India in an ICC event since beating them in the 50-over WC in 2011. With South Africa’s victory, the semifinal race from Group B has become more interesting.
Despite losing de Kock and Rossow in the second over and Bavuma in the sixth when the score was just 24, Markram and Miller shared 76 runs for the fourth wicket to control South Africa’s inning. Markram departed for 52 when the equation was 34 required from 26. Miller (59) then did the rest of the job and took SA home. His 46-ball inning included four boundaries and three biggies. Arshdeep Singh picked up a couple of wickets for India.
Earlier, Opting to bat first, Surya Kumar Yadav’s solo effort helped India post a fighting score. Yadav scored 68 runs as India finished their 20 overs in 133/9. Rohit was the second-highest scorer with 15 runs. Lungi Ngidi was the star for South Africa, destroying India’s top order. Ngidi grabbed four wickets, while Parnell pocketed three wickets.
South Africa moves to the top of the table with five points followed by India and Bangladesh with four points from three matches.