IND vs SA: Play interrupted after snake spotted on ground during 2nd T20I in Guwahati
A snake was spotted during the second T20I between India and South Africa in Guwahati.
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There is always a first time for everything, and it was the case in the second T20I between India and South Africa in Guwahati as a snake found its way to the field, halting the proceedings. The incident took place during the Indian batting innings as the South African players spotted the reptile.
India and South Africa collided for the second match of the T20I series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, in hopes of sealing another series victory. The visitors won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision backfired for Temba Bavuma as the Indian openers found their groove after a sedated start.
India were off to a rollicking start and were 68 for no loss after seven overs before an uninvited guest in the form of a snake was spotted on the field of play. A couple of South African players brought the attention of KL Rahul and the umpire to the reptile, resulting in a brief halt of play. The snake was escorted out of the field after swift work from the snake handlers present at the venue. Notably, a snake was also spotted in the build-up to the game on the 2nd of October.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided India with a blistering start in the second T20I
Earlier in the innings, The Protean skipper put the hosts to bat first and the Men in Blue obliged duly as Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul flayed the South African bowlers in their record-breaking 13th half-century stand in T20Is. The duo were watchful in the first two overs, but once they got their eye in, there was no place to hide for the South African bowlers.
KL Rahul, who was criticized unfairly for his uncharacteristically slow innings in the series opener, shut the critics with explosive innings. Although the openers departed in quick succession after the tenth over, Suryakumar Yadav took from where he left off in the first T20I in Trivandrum.