The Indian side suffered a five-wicket loss to South Africa in the T20 World Cup on Sunday with two balls to spare. The star of South Africa’s victory was David Miller, who scored an unbeaten 59 assisted by four fours and three sixes. With the help of Miller’s innings, South Africa reached the target in 19.4 overs for the loss of five wickets. With this victory, South Africa reached the top of their group.
However, Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian team’s experienced off-spinner, missed the chance to get rid of David Miller on the non-striking side. This incident happened before Ashwin threw the last pitch of the 18th inning. Ashwin stopped his action, but didn’t scatter the bails while Miller was outside the crease. Posting the video of the incident, ICC wrote in the caption, “Be sure to stay behind.”
You should know that Ashwin had made a lot of headlines in the IPL by knocking out Jos Buttler like that. The ICC changed the rules of cricket and declared Mankading exhausted. Recently, Deepti Sharma had led the Indian women’s team to victory in the ODI match by eliminating England’s Charlotte Dean.
The Indian team was under pressure on Sunday, but meanwhile Ashwin set an example of sportsmanship by not missing Miller. Talking about the match, India won the coin toss and decided to strike first and scored 133 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs based on Suryakumar Yadav (68).
In response, South Africa chased the goal in 19.4 overs, thanks to innings from Aiden Markram (52) and David Miller (59*). Markram-Miller set up a 76-run partnership for the fourth wicket to get the Proteas back in the game. By the way, the player of the game in this match became fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, who spoiled India’s start and fired four batsmen.
South Africa are due to play their next match against Pakistan while the Indian team will play their next match against Bangladesh.