India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights – 9 Oct 2022

Keshav Maharaj: I think we didn’t expect the dew to play such a big part, that’s why we opted to bat after we won the toss. But credit to Shreyas and Sanju. We expected it to get slower and lower but after 20 overs the pitch got better.

Shikhar Dhawan: The toss worked perfectly, I am glad. Thanks to Keshav that he chose to bat (laughs). I must say that Ishan and Shreyas, the way they created that partnership was great to watch. The ball was coming on nicely but it was keeping low. So our plan was to take on the bowlers in the first ten overs. But once the dew came into the picture, it was skidding on. So the back-foot shots were easy to execute. I am very pleased with the bowlers, especially Shahbaz, for the way he bowled in the first ten overs and got us the breakthrough.

Shreyas Iyer, the Player of the Match: I am ecstatic, to be honest. When I went in to bat, I spoke to Ishan and he was in the mindset to take on the bowlers. So we decided to play the ball on merit and see how it goes. Tomorrow is a travel day and then the day after another match. Motivated for that, let’s see what’s in store for me and the team. I am not someone who changes according to the bowler. I am someone who changes on instinct. It’s not something I try in nets first, I change it in the match itself.

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights today, Sunday 9-10-2022. 2nd ODI (D/N), JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, South Africa tour of India 2022.

SA will bat first.

Two changes for both South Africa and India. Temba Bavuma and Tabraiz Shamsi are unwell. Bjorn Fortuin and Reeza Hendricks come into the side. India have brought in Shahbaz Ahmed, who makes his debut, and Washington Sundar with Ravi Bishnoi and Ruturaj Gaikwad making way.

India team: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson †, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj
South Africa team: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock †, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj (c), Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

Pitch: Rain reduced the Lucknow ODI to a 40-overs-a-side contest, and the forecast for Sunday suggests there is a 20% chance of rain in Ranchi as well. The pitch at the JSCA Stadium usually has runs in it, with three of the five ODIs at the venue producing 280-plus first-innings scores. Neither style of bowling has enjoyed a marked advantage over the other in those five matches, with fast bowlers averaging 33.69 and conceding 5.36 runs to the over, and spinners returning corresponding figures of 36.80 and 5.35.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 88
India Won: 35
South Africa Won: 50
India ODI Rankings: 3rd
South Africa ODI Rankings: 6th

Form guide

(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
South Africa WLWLW

Match Timings: 8:00 AM GMT | 1:30 PM Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Virender Sharma
TV Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match number – ODI no. 4471

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