South Africa post 279 runs against India; Markram-Hedrix made fifty


New Delhi: South Africa, who batted first after winning the toss, have set a target of 279 in 50 overs. Now the host need to make 279 runs to win this game which is played in Ranchi.

Keshav Maharaj, the team captain, won the toss and decided to bat first in the second ODI at Ranchi without Temba Bavuma. All-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has made his ODI debut for India, with Washington Sundar also making a comeback after a prolonged injury absence.

Aiden Markram scored 79 runs in 89 balls. Reeza Hendricks scored 74 runs in 76 balls. Opting to bat first, South Africa did not get off to a good start. In the third over, Mohammad Siraj sent star batsman Quinton de Kock to the pavilion. Mohammad Siraj is the highest wicket taker with 3 wickets for India.

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