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“Baffling” – Fans Blame India’s Fielding For Loss Against South Africa In 2022 T20 World Cup

“Baffling” – Fans Blame India’s Fielding For Loss Against South Africa In 2022 T20 World Cup
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Team India suffered its first defeat of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday, October 30 against South Africa at the Perth Stadium. They failed to defend 134 runs at the ground, handing South Africa a five wickets win. This is South Africa’s second win in the tournament, and now are the table-toppers in Group 2.

Batting first, Indian batters could not utilize the toss. The top three were sent back to the hut early by Lungi Ngidi. The Indian team suffered a collapse and was reduced to 49/5 in around nine overs. Suryakumar Yadav took the charge then and took India to 133 runs. The right-handed batter slammed 68 runs off 40 deliveries, including six boundaries and three sixes.

In response, South Africa finished off the match in the final over with five wickets to spare. They also got off to a poor start, losing three wickets for twenty-four runs. However, Aiden Markram and David Miller kept them in the game. Markram was dismissed for 52 runs, while Miller stayed unbeaten on 59. His knock powered South Africa home.

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi won the Player of the Match. He took four wickets in as many overs, conceding runs at an economy rate of 7.2. Wayne Parnell also took three wickets in the match, conceding just 15 runs. Meanwhile, the Indian fans were disappointed with the team’s fielding effort, which cost the Rohit Sharma-led team crucial wickets.

Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to India’s loss: 

We weren’t clinical: Rohit Sharma

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma expressed his disappointment regarding the team’s performance on the field. He expressed that they gave too many chances to the South African batters. However, Rohit Sharma added that the team will keep their heads high, and learn from their mistakes.

“We were a little poor in the field, we gave so many chances and we weren’t clinical. We were just not good enough. The last two games, we were pretty good on the field. We couldn’t hold our chances, we missed a few run-outs. We need to keep our heads high and take a learning from this game,” said Rohit at the post-match presentation.

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