India vs South Africa Live Score Updates, 2nd ODI: Tony De Zorzi Slams Ton, SA On The Brink Of Victory

IND vs SA, 2nd ODI, Live Updates: South Africa are chasing a 212-run target vs India.© AFP

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI, Live Updates: Tony de Zorzi has raced to his maiden ODI century as one-down South Africa are on the brink of victory against India in the second ODI in Gqeberha. Arshdeep Singh dismissed Reeza Hendricks but the Proteas are scoring comfortably. Earlier, South Africa bowled India out for 211 in 46.2 overs after opting to bowl first. Sai Sudharsan (62 off 83) and KL Rahul (56 off 64 balls) scored promising fifties but other Indian batters failed to play noticeable knocks. Nandre Burger was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 30 in 10 overs. (Live Scorecard)

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar

South Africa (Playing XI): Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Nandre Burger, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Live Score and Updates –

  • 23:16 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: SIX!

    In the slot from Kuldeep Yadav and Tony de Zorzi has pulled hit it away for a six. South Africa need 10 more to win this game.

    SA 202/1 (39)

  • 23:10 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Maiden century for Tony de Zorzi!

    A couple and there is the century for Tony de Zorzi. It’s his maiden international century in his 6th game at the highest level and fourth in ODI cricket. What a knock this has been from the southpaw! It has control, it has confidence, it has grit.

    SA 186/1 (36.5)

  • 22:52 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: De Zorzi nears maiden ton!

    Tony de Zorzi is holding one end tight and new batter Rassie van der Dussen is also looking solid at the other end. South Africa need 51 more to win off 108 balls. Meanwhile, de Zorzi is really close to his maiden ODI century.

    SA 161/1 (32)

  • 22:33 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    That is a superb shot from Tony de Zorzi f;or a four. It was a short ball bowled outside off stump from Mukesh Kumar and the southpaw hit the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a four. South Africa need 72 more runs to win.

    SA 140/1 (28.5)

  • 22:28 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    After a long-long wait, India finally get the first breakthrough. Arshdeep Singh has got the wicket of Reeza Hendricks but is it too late for India now? South Africa need 82 runs off the remaining 132 balls. Hendricks departs for 52 off 81 balls.   

    SA 130/1 (27.5)

  • 22:21 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: India still at bay!

    Not a single wicket for the Indian bowlers so far in this innings. To make things more pitiable for them, Reeza Hendricks has raced to his half-century. Both the South African openers are looking really solid.

    SA 129/0 (27)

  • 22:07 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Hat-trick of FOURS!

    Avesh Khan bowled a fuller delivery on the pads of Reeza Hendricks and the batter flicked it away for a four. Hendricks got a thick inside edge on the very next ball but to his good luck, the ball missed the stumps and ran away for another four. On the following delivery, the right-handed batter hit a beautiful drive for a boundary, making it a hat-trick of fours.

    SA 118/0 (23.5)

  • 21:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: 100 up for South Africa!

    South Africa now have 100 runs on the board without losing any wicket. This is a terrific start for the side. They need only 112 runs more to win from here with 29 overs remaining and 10 wickets in hand. India are truly behind in this game.

    SA 100/0 (21)

  • 21:44 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Tony de Zorzi slams fifty!

    Maiden ODI fifty for Tony de Zorzi! He gets there in 55 balls. It is a solid knock from the southpaw. He looked confident from the start and his innings has kept South Africa in the driving seat. India need some wickets to stay motivated in this game.

    SA 77/0 (18)

  • 21:33 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: South Africa in control!

    South African openers Tony de Zorzi and Reeza Hendricks are batting really well here, especially the former who is close to his half-century. South Africa need 146 runs more from here at 4.29 runs per over. Things are well under control for the side.

  • 21:24 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: 50 up for South Africa!

    South Africa have comfortably crossed the 50-run mark in the chase of 212 runs. The pitch seems to have eased down a bit as the Indian pacers are not getting as much help as they got at the start of the innings. Things are looking well in control for South Africa. 

    SA 53/0 (13)

  • 21:12 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: End of powerplay!

    This is a really good start for South Africa. They have not lost any wicket and scored 39 runs in the first powerplay. Indian bowlers were extremely unlucky in the first powerplay and some missed chances only added to their misery.

    SA 39/0 (10)

  • 20:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Tony de Zorzi pulls the ball from the front foot for a four. This is a superb shot from the South African opener. The ball went through the deep mid-wicket region. This is a good start for South Africa now. 

    SA 28/0 (6.4)

  • 20:55 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A short ball from Mukesh Kumar and Tony de Zorzi has hit a four on it. He cut the ball from teh backfoot through the backward point region for a four. 

    SA 24/0 (6.2)

  • 20:43 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Edge and FOUR!

    3.5 – It was a good length ball from Arshdeep Singh and Tony de Zorzi swung his bat on it. The batter got an outside edge but the ball flew over the fielders inside the circle to run away to the third man fence.

    SA 17/0 (4)

  • 20:40 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A beautiful backfoot punch from Reeza Hendricks and the ball beats the extra cover fielder to run away for a four. So far, the Indian pacers have been unable to create such an impact as South Africa fast bowlers did. 

    SA 13/0 (3)

  • 20:37 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Decent start for Arshdeep Singh!

    Arshdeep Singh, the star of the first ODI, has kicked off his bowling in the second game with a four-run over. He nearly got the wicket of Reeza Hendricks on the first ball of the over but Sanju Samson failed to grab the tough catch.

    SA 9/0 (2)

  • 20:29 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: South Africa start chase!

    Tony de Zorzi and Reeza Hendricks have kicked off South Africa’s chase of 212 runs. De Zorzi got an outside edge on the fourth ball of the over that flew through the vacant gully region for a four. A total of five runs came off the first over of Mukesh Kumar.

    SA 5/0 (1)

  • 20:11 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: “Very confident of chasing this”

    “Every time you play cricket you got to enjoy it, most enjoyable time for me. A short turnaround from the previous game so got to take the learnings from the previous game. Think it’s a good wicket, two-paced and turn for Kesh, other than that it played well. Very confident of chasing this down,” said South Africa pacer Nandre Burger.

  • 20:01 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live: India all out for 211!

    Avesh Khan is run out at the score of 9 and that is the end of India’s innings. They are all out for 211 runs. Nandre Burger was the pick of the bowlers in the innings with figures of 3 for 30 in 10 overs. India have something on the board to fight now as this pitch is not that easy to bat on.

  • 19:47 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live: WICKET!

    Arshdeep Singh is out at the score of 18 runs off 17 balls. He picked a good length ball to play a pull shot, mistimed it and skied the ball high in the air before David Miller took the catch. Beuran Hendricks got the wicket.

    IND 204/9 (44.3)

  • 19:42 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live: SIX!

    A slower ball from Lizaad Williams but he bowled right into the slot. Arshdeep Singh slammed it away for a six. India are still fighting for a competitive total. Anything around 240-250 could help the team put up a fight against South Africa. 

    IND 202/8 (44)

  • 19:38 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live: Axar Patel is OUT!

    India’s hopes of a fighting total is now in jeopardy as Axar Patel is out at the score of 7 off 23 balls. It was a good length ball and Axar hit it right into the hands of Aiden Markram at long-off.

    IND 186/8 (42.4)

  • 19:22 (IST)

    India vs South Africa Live: OUT!

    Kuldeep Yadav is out! He tried to go for a sweep shot on the bowling of Keshav Maharaj but he has edged the ball to Beuran Hendricks at short fine leg. India now fear all-out as they are seven down with more than 11 overs still left in their innings. 

    IND 172/7 (38.4)

  • 19:17 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Rinku departs!

    36.4 – Rinku Singh has been stumped on the bowling of Keshav Maharaj. The ball beat the outside edge of Rinku’s bat and Heinrich Klaasen did some really good glove work behind the stumps. The wicketkeeper cleaned up the bails in time and Rinku had to leave the ground with a score of 17 off 14 balls.

  • 19:08 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Rahul is gone!

    KL Rahul has been dismissed by Nandre Burger. That is the third wicket for the pacer. It was short ball from the left-arm pacer and Rahul hit it right into the hands of  David Miller at backward point. Rahul departs at the score of 56 off 64 balls.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Fifty for KL Rahul!

    That is the 18th ODI half-century for KL Rahul. He gets there in 60 balls. This is brilliant batting. This surface is not that easy to bat on but Rahul’s class has made it look really easy. India 157/4 in 34.5 overs vs South Africa.

  • 18:48 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: WICKET!

    Sanju Samson has been bowled by Beuran Hendricks. It was a good length ball from Hendricks and Samson seemed too casual with his defence.

    India 136/4 in 32 overs vs South Africa.

  • 18:26 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: WICKET!

    Sai Sudharsan departs for 62! Lizaad Williams gets him. It was a short of length ball that rose really well off the surface. The ball cramped Sudharsan for room and an attempt to hit the ball on the off side saw him edging it to wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen.

    IND 114/3 (26.2)

  • 18:17 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: 100 up for India!

    A total of 11 runs came off Aiden Markram’s first over. KL Rahul hit a four on it while Sai Sudharsan also smashed one boundary.

    IND 109/2 (24)

  • 18:12 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    A beautiful four down the ground from KL Rahul. It was a good length delivery from Lizaad Williams and Rahul drove it beautifully for a four. He is growing in confidence now the Indian captain. The pitch has also become a bit easy to now. These are really good signs for India! 

    IND 95/2 (22.1)

  • 18:00 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Fifty for Sudharsan!

    A single and Sai Sudharsan races to his half-century in 65 balls. That is the consecutive fifty for the player. He kicked off his international career with unbeaten 55 and now follows it with another fine half-century. Take a bow young man!

    IND 76/2 (19.3)

  • 17:50 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: SIX!

    16.5 – A fuller ball and Sai Sudharsan slog-sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a six. This was timed with perfection and much-needed for India for Sudharsan.

  • 17:35 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: 50 up for India!

    13.2 – India reach the 50-run mark. They are a bit slow to reach there but you also need to give credit to how tight South African pacers have been. This is a superb batting test for India. The pitch is still offering a lot of help the fast bowlers.

    IND 50/2 (14)

  • 17:22 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: OUT!

    India have lost Tilak Varma! Nandre Burger has his second wicket. Varma’s struggle comes to an end. He top-edged a short ball towards the fine leg where Beuran Hendricks took a good catch sliding forward. Tilak departs for 10 off 30 balls.

    IND 46/2 (11.1)

  • 17:21 (IST)

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  • 17:16 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Lucky there!

    9.4 – Sai Sudharsan went for a drive on the back of a length ball from Nandre Burger but he was lucky that the ball flew away from the first slip through the vacant region to the third man fielder for a single.

  • 17:11 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: India in control!

    Both Sai Sudharsan and Tilak Varma have ensured that India keep going despite losing Ruturaj Gaikwad early in the innings. Sudharsan has grown in confidence and so is Varma. Things look pretty under control for India at the moment.

    IND 40/1 (8.3)

  • 16:48 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: FOUR!

    Extra width outside off stump from Lizaad Williams and Sai Sudharsan brings out a handsome drive on the off side for a four. India get their second boundary of the innings. The southpaw rotates the strike on the very next ball. This is good batting.

    IND 13/1 (3.5)

  • 16:47 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live: Tight bowling!

    South African pacers Nandre Burger and Lizaad Williams have managed to keep the Indian batters at bay in this innings. A disciplined bowling attack sees India still under pressure.

    IND 8/1 (3.2)

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