Iplprediction : Despite India’s victory against South Africa in the second T20, batsman KL Rahul believes bowlers can improve and that they still have a lot to learn.

Indian batsman KL Rahul said that the squad has been attempting to get 20-30 more runs above the par score for the last year or so after the team’s tight 16-run victory against South Africa in the second T20I.

David Miller’s blazing century was in vain as Indian bowlers maintained composure to defeat South Africa in the second T20I match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday and win the series 2-0. “That effort has been there for the last 10 to 12 months, since the previous world cup, to score 20 to 30 more runs than the par score. We’re making a deliberate effort to accomplish it as a group. When we have the chance to, we have done it several times, stated Rahul in a post-game news conference.

KL said that the squad has been attempting to be proactive and risk-taking when batting first, and that it was necessary for him to score quickly during the game.

The batsman said that there are several areas in which Team India has to improve when asked about their problems with death bowling.

“You would want to experiment and discover what works for a given player/certain squad before the World Cup. These are fantastic chances for teams to try new things. A victory is a win, so we’ll take it, but bowlers still have a lot to learn and room to grow.

In the last T20I, bowlers only allowed 106 runs. And today, we distributed 221. Conditions must be considered. It was really difficult for bowlers to get a grip on the ball since it was so hot and muggy. Additionally, when chasing 238 a batsman is also attempting to smash you on every ball, making it exceedingly difficult for bowlers to carry out their strategies, he said.

Regarding the game, India was given the opportunity to bat first by Proteas, and they made a staggering 237/3 in their 20 overs. The Men in Blue were able to achieve the target thanks to big innings from KL Rahul (57 off 28 balls), Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 22 balls), and Virat Kohli (49* off 28 balls).

Only Proteas’ spinner Keshav Maharaj seemed to be effective, taking 2/23 in his four overs.

Due to bowler Arshdeep Singh’s (2/62) opening stint, South Africa lost opener Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw for a duck while attempting to chase 238. Before Aiden Markram was out for 33 off 19 balls by Axar Patel (1/53) after a 45-run partnership with Quinton de Kock, Markram had scored 45 runs.

De Kock and David Miller then put up a 174-run partnership for the fourth wicket, but they were still 16 runs shy of a victory. Miller batted just 47 balls to get a magnificent century score of 106. Also scoring 69 off 48 balls was de Kock.

KL Rahul scored 57 from 28 balls to win “Man of the Match.”


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