Rohit Sharma
During the second T20I between IND and SA, Rohit Sharma delivers instructions to the team.

India vs. South Africa: The squad needs to improve its performance in the closing stages of the game, according to skipper Rohit Sharma, but India’s death over bowling issues is not a cause for concern.

India’s problems with death over bowling are not a concern, but the squad needs to improve its performance in the latter stages of games, according to skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday. When South Africa was asked to bat, they posted a staggering 237 for 3, but India outscored them by a score of 237 for 3, allowing the hosts to win the match for the first time against the Proteas in a home T20 series. “We want to give the team the flexibility to play and bowl however they see fit. Yes, in the last five or six games, we haven’t really bowled well in the late innings. However, there is where opponents will test us, and we are doing the same to them, Rohit stated during the post-game presentation.

“Bowling and batting at the very end are quite difficult. The outcome of the match is decided there. Although I wouldn’t call it alarming, it is unquestionably an area where we need to improve and get our act together.

The top four Indian batters once again put on a strong performance, and Rohit stated that they want to keep up their aggressive batting style.

“We all agreed that this is what we wanted to do as a group when we got together to discuss it. We want to adhere to it, even though at times it may not be clear,” he said.

“What I have witnessed over the past 8–10 months is people stepping up and doing the work for the team. Guys with less experience also did this.

Temba Bavuma, the disgruntled captain of South Africa, blamed the bowlers.

“The circumstances weren’t ideal, therefore it wasn’t our finest performance. Our plans couldn’t be carried out. I thought we could have given it a good go with 220, but 240 was too high, I thought we were late with the bat,” he remarked.

The best performer for South Africa was David Miller, who scored 106 runs off just 47 balls while remaining unbeaten. His innings included eight fours and seven sixes.

Miller appeared good, and his performance gave him a lot of confidence. Since the going was rough, we made an effort to start swinging the ball right away. But once it shrank, we could see how simple it was, the SA skipper remarked.

KL Rahul, the opening batsman for India, continued his impressive run here by producing a spectacular 28-ball 57 on a solid batting pitch after scoring an unbeaten 51 on a challenging surface in Thiruvananthapuram.

He was named Man of the Match for his innings.

“As an opener, it’s critical to comprehend what the team needs on a given day. I was happy since it’s good to test yourself in various situations, remarked Rahul.

“Rohit and I discussed the idea of aiming for 180-190 after the first couple of overs today.

“Dinesh played beautifully and Virat batted well. When I play both sides of the wicket, I can tell that my balance and composure are good because of the back-foot punch. On October 4 in Indore, India will play South Africa in the third and final T20I.

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