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Cricket Highlights, 12 Jan: BBL 2021/22 (Match 46), SA vs IND (3rd Test – Day 2)

The 46th match of the BBL 2021/22 between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers and the 2nd day of the 3rd Test between South Africa and India rolled on the field yesterday. 

BBL 2021/22 – Match 46 (Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers)

In the 46th match of BBL 2021/22, Adelaide Strikers have got a huge victory of 71 runs against Brisbane Heat in Rashid Khan’s whirlwind magic at The Gabba in Brisbane. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the Strikers lost 4 wickets in 20 overs and scored 161 runs.

Jake Weatherald played the top-scoring innings of 35 off 31 balls for the Strikers with 1 four and 1 six. Matthew Short (27 off 19 balls) and Henry Hunt (25 off 26 balls) also played two effective innings. Will Prestwidge took the most number of 2 wickets, and Matthew Kuhnemann and Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 1 wicket each for the Heat.

Chasing a challenging target of 162 runs, Rashid Khan’s great bowling stopped the innings of the Heat’s from scoring 90 runs in 15 overs. Ben Duckett played the highest innings of 24 runs from 18 balls. Lachlan Pfeffer scored 23 and Xavier Bartlett scored 19 runs. Rashid Khan took the maximum number of 6 wickets with just 17 runs in 4 overs for the Strikers. Matthew Short took 2 wickets and Henry Thornton took 1 wicket.

After winning this match, the Adelaide Strikers have risen to 5th place in the points table. The defeated side, Brisbane Heat is now in 6th place in the points table.

Scoreboard

Adelaide Strikers – 161/4 (20.0)

Brisbane Heat – 90/10 (15.0)

Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 71 runs

Player of the match – Rashid Khan


SA vs IND (3rd Test – Day 2)

The South African cricket team, which lost one wicket and scored 17 runs, came to the field on the second morning with Aiden Markram (8) and Keshav Maharaj (6) at the crease. Markram returned to the dressing room after being bowled by Jasprit Bumrah in the second ball of the day. After that, Maharaj left the field after being bowled by Umesh Yadav for 25 runs.

Keegan Petersen and Rassie van der Dussen put on a 67-run stand for the fourth wicket. However, Dussen (21) returned to the dressing room after being Yadav’s second victim. Petersen then added another 42 runs to the scoreboard with Temba Bavuma. Mohammed Shami pushed the Proteas to the backfoot by sending Bavuma (28) and Kyle Verreynne (0) to the dressing room with 3 balls gap. The hosts also lost Marco Jansen (7) just before the tea break.

Petersen returned to the pavilion after playing the highest 72-run innings for the Proteas. Kagiso Rabada played scored 15 runs and Duan Olivier played a short inning of 10 runs remaining unbeaten. Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for the 7th time in his career by taking the wicket of Lungi Ngidi as the last batsman of the Proteas. In the end, South Africa was bowled out for 210 and the visitors took a 13-run lead in the first innings.

India lost two opening batters in the second innings to score only 24 runs. Mayank Agarwal (7) and KL Rahul (10) returned to the dressing room shortly. After that, however, captain Virat Kohli (14) and Cheteshwar Pujara (9) did not allow any more danger to happen on the day. In the end, India finished the second day’s play remaining 70 runs ahead of the hosts.

Scoreboard

India (1st Innings) – 223/10 (77.3)

South Africa (1st Innings) – 210/10 (76.3)

India (2nd Innings) – 57/2 (17.0)

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