Few Big records broken in India's win vs South Africa in 2nd T20 in Guwahati
This was also the first ever bilateral series win for India against the Proteas at home. In the last three series, South Africa won one in 2015, while the last two series ended in draws in 2019 and 2022.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first. India had a great start with both openers putting on 96 runs in the first 10 overs. Rohit got out after scoring 43 runs, while KL Rahul brought up his back-to-back half-century and made 57 runs off 28 balls with five fours and four sixes.
But once both openers got out, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav took the charge and smashed all the South African bowlers to all parts of the ground. Both batters added 102 runs off just 40 balls. SKY brought up his third consecutive half-century off just 18 balls.
He also equalled the record of Rahul for the second fastest Fifty for India in T20I. He scored 61 off 22 balls with five fours and five sixes. Virat, remained unbeaten on 49" off 28 balls with 7 fours and one six.
In the end, Dinesh Karthik came out and hit one four and two sixes to help India take to 237/3 in their 20 overs. This was India's highest total against South Africa and fourth highest overall. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav also became the fastest batsmen to reach 1000 T20I runs in terms of balls played.
Suryakumar broke the record of Glenn Maxwell (604 balls) and completed 1000 T20I runs off 573 balls. Chasing the target, South Africa lost the first two overs in the second over only and were reduced to 5/2. However, a record partnership between Quinton de Kock and David Miller for the fourth wicket helped the visitors to stay in the game.
Miller scored his second T20I century off just 46 balls and De Kock also made his half-century. Both batters added 174 runs for the fourth wicket, but it wasn't enough and South Africa fell short by 16 runs.
Miller was unbeaten on 106* off 47 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes, while De Kock was not out on 69* off 48 balls , including three fours and four sixes.