India vs South Africa: T20 World Cup 2024 Final Highlights

India vs South Africa: The T20 World Cup 2024 final was a thrilling encounter as India clinched their second title, defeating South Africa by 7 runs and ending an 11-year ICC trophy drought.

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Match Overview: India vs South Africa

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

In a nail-biting final at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, India emerged victorious against South Africa. The Men in Blue faced early setbacks but were powered by a crucial partnership between Virat Kohli and Axar Patel, which helped them set a competitive target.

Key Performances

  • Virat Kohli: Scored 76 runs, anchoring the innings and setting a foundation for a solid total.
  • Axar Patel: Contributed 47 runs, stabilizing the innings after early wickets.
  • Jasprit Bumrah: Took key wickets, including Reeza Hendricks, to derail South Africa’s chase.
  • Arshdeep Singh: Played a vital role in the early overs, taking the wicket of Aiden Markram.
Axar Patel
Axar Patel

Match Highlights

  • India’s Innings: Despite losing three wickets in the powerplay, Kohli and Patel’s partnership helped India post a total of 176/7. This was the highest-ever score in a T20 World Cup final against South Africa.
  • South Africa’s Chase: Early breakthroughs by Indian bowlers put South Africa on the back foot. Despite a strong effort, they fell short by 7 runs.

Turning Points

  1. Early Wickets: India lost Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant to Keshav Maharaj, and Suryakumar Yadav to Kagiso Rabada, putting them in a precarious position.
  2. Bowlers’ Composure: In the final overs, Indian bowlers held their nerves, with Hardik Pandya and Bumrah leading the attack to secure victory.
Rohit Sharma T20 World Cup 2024
Rohit Sharma

Score Summary: India vs South Africa

TeamScoreOversTop ScorerTop Bowler
India176/720Virat Kohli (76)Jasprit Bumrah (2 wickets)
South Africa169/820Reeza HendricksKeshav Maharaj (2 wickets)

India’s triumph not only marked their second T20 World Cup victory but also broke an 11-year ICC title drought, making it a historic moment for the team and their fans.

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