South Africa defeated India by 5 wickets in the Super-12 round of the T20I World Cup 2022. South African bowlers bowled brilliantly in this match.
Talking about the match, batting first in this match, Team India scored 133 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs and gave South Africa a target of 134 runs to win. In reply, South Africa scored 137 for 5 in 19.4 overs and won the match by 5 wickets. In this match, the bowler Lungi Ngidi was awarded the player of the match. Ngidi took 4 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs.
Significantly, in this match, the fielders of Team India performed very disappointingly. When Aiden Markram was on 35, Virat Kohli dropped his easy catch.
Apart from this, India also missed two run out chances. Rohit Sharma also missed an opportunity to run out Miller.
Ajay Jadeja targeted Rohit Sharma for poor fielding :-
Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja expressed concern over the poor fielding done by the Indian fielders in this match. Ajay Jadeja said, ‘Ever since Virat Kohli has left the captaincy, the players of the Indian team are paying less attention to the fielding. He said that I think Asian teams have reduced the importance of fielding.’
When Virat Kohli was the captain, he talked about strengthening the fielding. He further said, ‘Though both the captain and coach of Team India have changed. Team India’s new captain (Rohit Sharma) has reduced the importance of fielding. He only focuses on batting and bowling.
Ajay Jadeja said, ‘You cannot expect good fielding from bowlers like R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami. ‘Team India is not paying much attention to fielding in this tournament.” Let us tell you that India’s next match is against Bangladesh on Wednesday.