In the home ground, Ishan Kishan hit four fours and seven sixes in his aggressive innings of 93 runs in 84 balls. After Kishan’s dismissal, Shreyas shared an unbroken 73-run partnership for the third wicket with Sanju Samson (30 not out) in the previous match. Ishan Kishan opened the account by hitting a four against Rabada. Kishan improved his strike rate by hitting three sixes off Maharaj in the 19th and 21st overs. In the 26th over of the innings, he completed his half-century off 60 balls with a run off Makram.
Counter attack after completing fifty
After completing the half-century, Ishan Kishan took a more aggressive approach, after reaching the delivery of Fortin (27th over) to the visitors, in the 32nd over, Norkhia hit four fours and two sixes in successive deliveries. He was caught by Hendrix and missed a century while trying to hit another six against Fortin. He could have easily completed his century as there was still 15 overs to play. The frustration of not being able to score the first century was clearly visible. He sat on the crease as soon as he got out. He might have been cursing himself by bowing his head.
Won in collaboration with Shreyas Iyer
Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa scored 278 for seven. South Africa had reached here on the basis of half-centuries from Aiden Makram (79) and Reeza Hendrix (74) and a 129-run partnership for the third wicket between the two. In reply, India had a poor start. Within 50 runs, both his openers i.e. captain Shikhar Dhawan (13) and Shubman Gill (28) had returned to the pavilion. From here Ishaan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer took the lead. There was a partnership of 161 runs for the third wicket between the two.