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.