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Regarding India’s 2nd T20I defeat to South Africa, Tilak Varma’s Outstanding ‘Wet Outfield’ Strike

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<p>According to Indian batsman Tilak Varma, South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram were game-changers in their five-wicket win against India in the rain-affected second Twenty20 International. They made the most of the improved bowling conditions.</p>
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<p>After rain interrupted play, India was 180 for 7 in 19.3 overs while batting first. According to DLS estimates, South Africa needed to win in 15 overs, and they reached that total in 13.5 overs on Tuesday night. Off-spinner Markram (1/29 in 3 overs) and left-arm wrist spinner Shamsi (1/18 in 4 overs) together handed out only 47 runs, grabbing two crucial wickets in the back-10 that prevented India from reaching 200. Varma, on the other hand, calmed the Indian batting after early nerves with 29 off 20 balls.</p>
<p>“I think that when we batted in the first innings, the wicket was a little slower. We never thought the wicket would grip when Markram and Shamsi were bowling since the new ball was seaming a little bit. We would have scored 200 if Shamsi and Markram hadn’t bowled a critical spell, Varma said at the news conference after the game.</p>
<p>When questioned about the team’s bowling performance, he acknowledged that the damp outfield and prevalent dew made it tough for the Indian bowlers, but that far too many runs were given up in the Powerplay.</p>
<p>He continued by saying that in the first half, the Proteas spinners’ deliveries gripped and halted, but that in the second session, the rain caused them to disappear.</p>
<p>“We extended the Powerplay by a few runs. After that, we rallied hard, but the ball wasn’t gripping as well as we would have anticipated because of the damp outfield,” the southpaw said.</p>
<p>“We’re doing quite well; we stay true to our core values and keep moving forward. We would now be organizing our bowling side more effectively,” Varma said.</p>
<p>According to Varma, captain Suryakumar Yadav and head coach Rahul Dravid are content no matter what happens as long as the squad is playing at its best.</p>
<p>“You can see that we played solid defense even in the rainy (dewy) circumstances against Australia (T20I series). Thus, for us, (wet outfield) is nothing new. That’s what Rahul sir and Surya bhai were discussing. We are capable of doing it today, as we have lately done. Maintain your faith, adhere to the fundamentals, and give it your all on the field. If you do that, no matter what happens, it will be OK, Varma said.</p>


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