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[Watch] Team India Toils Hard Ahead Of Second ODI Against South Africa

[Watch] Team India Toils Hard Ahead Of Second ODI Against South Africa
Photos: BCCI Twitter video

Team India is gearing up for the second ODI against South Africa, which will take place on Sunday, October 9 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. They lost a close encounter in the first match by nine runs in Lucknow on Thursday. Ahead of the second ODI, the team hit the ground running, toiling hard during the net session.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India shared a video on social media from India’s training session. The players were seen honing their skills in the nets. Coach VVS Laxman and Shikhar Dhawan also gave a pep talk to the players ahead of the must-win encounter.

Sharing the video on Twitter, the BCCI wrote, “Preps ✅ #TeamIndia geared up for the 2nd ODI against South Africa. #INDvSA.”

The first ODI match was delayed by rain and was shortened to 40 overs per innings. Batting first South Africa scored 249 runs on the back of Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller’s 74* and 75* respectively. Quinton De Kock also contributed valuable 48 runs.

In response, Sanju Samson slammed an unbeaten 86 off 63 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer also scored a fifty in the innings. However, the effort wasn’t enough as the Indian team fell nine runs short of the target. Lungi Ngidi was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa with three wickets in eight overs, at an economy rate of 6.5

Team India suffers a huge setback ahead of the second ODI

Team India all-rounder Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa. He experienced stiffness in his back after the third T20I in Indore on Tuesday. The pacer missed the following first ODI and now has been ruled out of the series. He will head back to the National Cricket Academy for his recovery and will be monitored by the medical team.

Meanwhile, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named all-rounder Washington Sundar as Deepak Chahar’s replacement for the remainder of the ODI series.

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