After notching up back-to-back convincing wins in the first two games, Team India's winning streak came to an end as South Africa beat India by 5 wickets on October 30 (Sunday) at Perth Stadium. While chasing 133, South Africa suffered early blows, but Aiden Markram and David Miller played crucial innings to help the Proteas chase down the target with 2 balls to go.
India opted to bat first but experienced a massive batting collapse in the middle as the side was soon reduced to 49/5 in 8.3 overs. However, middle-order Suryakumar Yadav produced yet another clinical performance as he rescued India from a tight situation adding 68 off 40 deliveries. The 30-year-old scored three maximums and six boundaries to keep Team India in the game as he guided India to a competitive total on board. For Proteas, Lungi Ngidi picked four wickets while Wayne Parnell bagged three wickets in the game.
When defending the total, Indian bowlers had a fairy-tale start as the pair of Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh reduced South Africa to 24/3 in 5.4 overs. Meanwhile, Markram and Miller stood tall against the Indian pace attack, stitching a significant partnership to escape yet another pushback from Indian pacers.
With that win, South Africa has replaced Team India at the helm of the points table of Group B, while Men in Blue has slipped to the second position. Temba Bavuma-led side has now five points with +2.27 net run-rate, while India has four points with +0.844 net run-rate.
Here is the updated points table after India versus South Africa match on October 30 at the Perth Stadium: