Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

A high-class efficiency from the Indian crew meant that the goal of 279 was chased down with ease within the second ODI in Ranchi and the sequence is levelled at 1-1 now. The younger duo of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer made a merry of the Proteas bowling assault which regarded toothless after the brand new ball spell.  

Having eliminated Dhawan and Shubman Gill early, the South African bowlers had no solutions to the 161-run partnership between Kishan and Iyer for the third wicket. Kishan was unfortunate to overlook out on a unbelievable century by simply seven runs, whereas Iyer acquired to the effectively deserved three-figure mark. Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 30 to take the facet residence and Iyer was adjudged the participant of the match for his unbeaten 113 run-knock.  

Put up the win, stand in skipper Shikhar Dhawan left the consultants in splits with a hilarious reply to Presenter Murali Karthik who requested about how dropping the toss helped him.  

Glad that dew got here in on the proper time: Shikhar Dhawan

“Shikhar, you needed to do one thing totally different and it labored completely effectively for you at toss,” Karthik requested Dhawan within the submit match presentatio

Dhawan replied saying, “Labored completely effectively for us, due to Keshav that he selected to bat. Glad that dew got here in on the proper time.”  Each of them had a superb chuckle in regards to the assertion from Dhawan who credited the opponent skipper for selecting to bat. 

Shikhar Dhawan additional famous the game-changing partnership between the younger duo and hailed them for batting via the robust section. He added that the plan was to assault within the powerplay and revealed that dew helped the pitch to get a lot simpler for batting within the second innings.  

“Ishan and Shreyas batted so effectively, that partnership was so good to look at. It was approaching properly, however it stayed low. Plan was to tackle the bowlers within the first 10 overs as we knew it might get tough within the center overs. When the dew got here, you possibly can see that it acquired simpler,” Dhawan added.