India and South Africa locked horns with each other in the second game of the five-match ODI series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. In the first innings, Wayne Parnell managed to get a crucial wicket when he castled Hardik Pandya and sent his leg stump for a cartwheel.
Earlier, after winning the toss, the visiting skipper, Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first because of the unpredictability of the conditions. While India made no changes to their playing XI despite the loss in the opening game, South Africa had to make some forced changes as Quinton de Kock suffered an injury and Henrich Klaasen and Tristan Stubbs replaced him made way for Reeza Hendricks.
Unlike the last match, the visitors got to a good start as they got Ruturaj Gaikwad in the first over itself. But Ishan Kishan continued his good form as he smashed 34 runs off 21 balls but eventually got dismissed, by Anrich Nortje. That brought Rishabh Pant to the crease.
Pant was dismissed for just 5 runs off 7 balls and it left India reeling at 68-3 inside the first 10 overs. After Pant’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya came out to bat and looked confident during his stay.
Just when it looked like Hardik had got his eye in Wayne Parnell did the unthinkable. On the fourth ball of the 12th over, Wayne Parnell castled Hardik Pandya as he angled the ball into him which cramped him up for room and ended in his stumps flying as a dejected Pandya walked back to the dugout after scoring 9 from 12 balls.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Hadik Pandya :
Here is how the fans reacted to the dismissal:
That's a BIG wicket..Hardik Pandya goes after the veteran Parnell castles his stumps. We're in big trouble. #INDvSA
— Sanchit Desai (@sanchitd43) June 12, 2022
Hardik Bowled WHAT A Bowl ❤
Waleed Wayne Parnell 🙌#INDvsSA
— Muhammad Usama (@usama__22) June 12, 2022
Wayne Parnell is back! 😁#SAvsIND
— LET'S GET FREE (@_Zukoh_) June 12, 2022
Wayne Parnell doing Wayne Parnell things again. Great wicket.
I like his work.
— C. S Chiwanza (@CSChiwanza) June 12, 2022
"Temba Bavuma is an amazing fielder that's why he brought Wayne Parnell into the attack" – Gautam Gambhir (On commentary)
— Titu Mama (@TituTweets_) June 12, 2022
Old customer Wayne Parnell experience on speech..!🔥#INDvSA
— George Clooney (@geclooney_) June 12, 2022