Watch: Anrich Nortje Castles Axar Patel In The 2nd T20I At Cuttack

After losing the opening game of the series in Delhi at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Indian team arrived in Cuttack.

Rishabh Pant lost the toss for the second consecutive time in the series. India was once again given the opportunity to bat first.

South Africa got off to a strong start this time, as Ruturaj Gaikwad was sent back in the first over. Ishan Kishan, on the other hand, kept up his strong form, scoring 34 runs off 21 balls before being removed by Anrich Nortje off a short delivery. Dinesh Karthik’s 30 off 21 balls helped India post 148 in 20 overs.

Dinesh Karthik PC- BCCI

Indian Team Posted A Below Par Total

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya though couldn’t score much as both were dismissed cheaply. Pant managed just 5 runs while Pandya was dismissed for just 9 runs. These two wickets put India right on the backfoot.

Shreyas Iyer was holding one end up but he too was dismissed. Iyer scored 40 runs off 35 balls. Once he was gone SA put a hold on runs. Axar Patel and Dinesh Karthik couldn’t get going.

Shreyas Iyer, Dwaine Pretorius
Shreyas Iyer, Dwaine Pretorius PC – Twitter

In the slog overs, Patel was looking to accelerate but Anrich Nortje cleaned him up.

Axar attempted the flick shot and played all over the ball, the ball sneaked through the gap between bat and pad to flatten the middle stump. It was a nice and straight delivery from Nortje. Axar’s promotion did not come good at all.

India Playing XI:

Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

South Africa Playing XI:

Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

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