KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

India scripted historical past on Sunday night when the Males in Blue defeated South Africa within the second T20I to win the collection with a sport to spare, as they defeated South Africa for the primary time at house, The Indian batters had an incredible outing as they posted a whopping 237/3 within the first innings, however KL Rahul was stunned on receiving the Participant of the Match award.

Rahul asserted that Suryakumar Yadav was the proper particular person to be adjudged because the Participant of the Match for his quick-fire valiant 22-ball 61 as a result of it had a larger affect on India’s 16-run victory within the high-scoring sport. Yadav was run-out after confusion between him and Virat Kohli however performed a really essential knock whereas batting at No. 4.

“I’m stunned I get the Man of the Match award, Surya ought to have gotten it. He modified the sport. Having batted within the center order, I’ve realized that it’s troublesome. DK does not at all times get too many balls to face, and he was phenomenal, and so had been Surya and Virat,” KL Rahul stated through the post-match presentation after receiving the award.

India and South Africa bask in a high-scoring thriller 

For India, it wasn’t simply Suryakumar Yadav who contributed to the sport. Notably, all of the 5 batters who walked out to play within the first innings performed a vital function within the sport. KL Rahul was at his ruthless greatest as he smashed a 27-ball 58 within the second sport, persevering with his good type from the earlier sport the place he had notched up a half-century as effectively.

Rahul and Rohit Sharma placed on a 98-run opening stand earlier than Suryakumar Yadav took command alongside senior batter Virat Kohli. India put up a file complete of 237 on the scoreboard because of a thumping 102-run match-winning partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli for the third wicket. The South African batters additionally posed a risk to India throughout their chase, however the bowlers had been capable of prohibit them as India gained the sport by 16-runs within the high-scoring thriller.