India and South Africa are looking horns with each other in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The players witnessed an unprecedented incident on a cricket field in the first innings as a snake was visible on the turf which stopped the play for quite some time.
Earlier in the game the South African skipper, Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first citing the dampness on the pitch. While, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma made no changes to the winning XI, the Proteas included Lungi Ngidi in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.
The Indian openers went with a flying start as Rohit and KL Rahul added 57 runs in the powerplay wing to a brilliant hitting from the latter. However, towards the start of the 8th over the play was stopped as a few people ran in with something like a long pole. The players won’t mind this, any time for a breather is good with the humid weather.
However, later it was revealed that a snake was seen crawling on the turf and it can be termed uncommon in the city of Guwahati, it was evident as the ground staff had the right tools out very quickly to remove it.
Here is the video of the incident:
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India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi