Yuzvendra Chahal © Getty Images
Yuzvendra Chahal © Getty Images

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up his career-best figures of 5 for 22 during the second ODI of the six-match series between India and South Africa. Chahal’s stunning performance helped India skittle out South Africa for a mere 118. Shikhar Dhawan (51*) and Virat Kohli (46*) chased down the target in 20.3 overs.

After receiving the Man of the Match award, Chahal said: “Enjoying bowling here. We used to play in such conditions in India. It’s about how mentally tough you are when you go overseas. When I first struck, Kuldeep came in and took two wickets. It puts pressure on the batsmen.”

Chahal’s spin partner Kuldeep Yadav finished with figures of 3 for 20. Kohli was all praises for the spin duo. “Spinners were outstanding again. Those two (wrist-spinners) are a handy bunch together. The way our spinners are bowling. we are confident about continuing the same momentum.”

Chahal continued making Quinton de Kock his bunny. Chahal had trapped de Kock LBW in the Durban ODI, and today he lured de Kock into playing a big hit. Chahal’s next wicket was the debutant Khaya Zondo. With his guile, Chahal fooled the newcomer and induced a top edge. The next mode of dismissal was an LBW: Kagiso Rabada failed to put his bat to ball. Morne Morkel too was trapped in front as well, but Chahal casted a googly at him. His fifth and last wicket was that of the dangerous Chris Morris who walloped a full delivery straight to deep cover.