India clinched another series win after outscoring South Africa in a high scoring affair at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, the 2nd of October. Rohit Sharma’s triumph meant that India has defeated the Proteas in a home T20I series for the first time ever. The men in Blue won the game comfortably by 16 runs after posting a mammoth total of 237 runs on the board on the back of some scintillating batting display from the Indian batters.
— ICC (@ICC) October 2, 2022
The visitors, in hopes of compiling a record-breaking chase, were once again pegged by a familiar nemesis in Arshdeep Singh. The youngster who scalped three wickets in an over in the series opener, grabbed another two wickets in his first over in the match.
Yadav completed an 18-ball half-century, the joint-second-fastest for India in the format to push India in the middle and end overs. Yuvraj Singh still holds the record for his 12-ball fifty in the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Yadav equalled KL Rahul’s feat to get to a brilliant fifty.
Yadav also created another record during his knock, getting to 1000 T20I runs and becoming the quickest to the landmark.
The partnership between Kohli and Yadav (102 in 42 balls) was also India’s quickest stand of 100 runs or more in this format.
Great game. Terrific atmosphere. Thank you Guwahati. 🇮🇳💙 pic.twitter.com/pId8ITMQRA
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 2, 2022
The final gloss to the demolition job was added by Dinesh Karthik as India recorded the highest T20I total against South Africa and the fourth highest overall total in the format.