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South Africa thrash India by 7 wickets in second ODI, take unbeatable 2-0 lead SAvIND‚Äč
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South Africa thrash India by 7 wickets in second ODI, take unbeatable 2-0 lead

IBNS | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2022, 10:24 pm

Paarl/IBNS: India's nightmare in South Africa continues as the Asian cricket team lost yet another match against the hosts here on Friday, exhausting all chances to win the 50-over series.

Chasing a target of 288, South Africa, powered by Janneman Malan's 91 and Quinton de Kock's 78, reached the target with 11 balls to spare in the second match here.

Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen ensured South Africa's smooth victory at the end scoring 37 each.

The three South African wickets were clinched by Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Earlier, Rishabh Pant's 85, skipper KL Rahul's 55 and Thakur's 40 towards the end helped India to score 287 for six wickets in 50 overs after losing Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli early.

For the second match in a row, India received no backing from the middle order with Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer getting dismissed cheaply.