IND vs SA VIDEO: WATCH: Ravi Ashwin Couldn’t Believe That Virat Kohli Dropped A Sitter
South Africa thrashed India by five wickets in a low-scoring Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup here on Sunday, aided by the deadly bowling of fast bowler Lungi Ngidi and half-centuries from Aiden Markram and David Miller. The reason for India's defeat in this match was the failure of the top-order batsmen, who could not adjust to the fast and bouncy pitch of the Perth Stadium. At the same time, Ngidi breaks into havoc on them. India missed a fifth fast bowler as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin conceded 43 runs in his four overs and proved to be the most expensive.
Chasing a target of 134 runs, South Africa lost three wickets for 24 runs but were followed by Markram (52 off 41 balls, six fours, one six) and Miller (59 not out off 46 balls, three fours, three fours). Sixers) made an important partnership of 76 runs for the fourth wicket and took his team's score to 137 runs for five wickets in 19.4 overs. The turning point of this match was to drop the catch of Virat Kohli and miss the runout of Rohit.
The turning point of the match
The ICC has shared a video, in which the moments of Virat dropping the catch and Rohit missing the runout are shown. Ashwin's reaction after the drop of this catch was worth watching. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli dropped a simple catch of Markram off Ashwin's ball. However, after this both the bowlers celebrated it by hitting two sixes in the next over of the off-spinner. Markram completed his half-century off 38 balls, but soon after, Hardik Pandya raised India's hopes by showing him the path to the pavilion.
After this, in the very next over, Rohit Sharma again missed an opportunity to dismiss Markram, when he could not get him out a simple run off Shami. According to Gambhir, this was the turning point of the match, from where Team India's defeat was decided.