SA vs IND Live: South Africa and India are currently fighting out in the second ODI match at the Boland Park in Paarl. The Proteas team have already taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series after a brilliant performance in the first game. Hosts South Africa registered a convincing 31-run win in the 1st ODI against India on Wednesday.
After losing two crucial wickets in quick time, Team India could have witnessed yet another disappointing moment in the ongoing second ODI against South Africa. In a massive moment, India captain KL Rahul and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant incidentally found themselves at the same batting end, possibly resulting in a horrible mix-up. However, the good news for the India fans is that the run-out couldn’t be completed as Proteas bowler Keshav Maharaj failed to gather the ball cleanly. Actually, it was Rishabh who first called his partner Rahul for a single but then was found ball-watching resulting both the batsmen running towards the batting end.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, India got off to a brilliant start as the opening pair of skipper KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan added 63 runs for the first wicket stand. However, the visitors then suffered consecutive blows as Dhawan first got out and then Virat Kohli was dismissed for a five-ball duck as India got reduced to 64 for 2. But the duo of Rishabh Pant and Rahul showed remarkable temperament to bail their team out of trouble.
Rishabh Pant is playing the attacking role in the partnership having notched up an amazing half-century so far that comprised of some beautiful shots. On the other end, Rahul is looking quite patient and settled at the crease in the anchor role also scoring a fine fifty. Both these batsmen have already added more than 100 runs for the third wicket partnership and will now look to help India reach an imposing first innings total of 300-plus.
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