T20 WC 2024 Final: Kohli & Axar look to steady the ship after South Africa gives early jolt as drinks break called

Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were dismissed in the second over of the match by Keshav Maharaj during T20 World Cup final 2024.

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The India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2024 final went underway in Barbados. Having won the toss, India elected to bat first and out-of-touch Virat Kohli started his innings with three boundaries in the first over. However, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were dismissed in the second over by Keshav Maharaj. Soon after that inform batter Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada.  As a result, Axar Patel was promoted up the order and till the drinks break, Kohli and Patel are looking to steady the ship so that the Men in Blue can accelerate in the final overs of the match.

During the toss, Rohit Sharma said, "We're going to bat first, looks a good pitch. We've played one game here, the scores have been really good. Just about understanding individual roles, I know it's a big occasion but it's important to remain calm and play it like it's another international game against a good team. South Africa have played some good cricket but so have we. It's going to be a really good game between two quality teams. Different individuals have stepped up at different times and that's what we're looking forward to today as well. Same team."

Score- 80-3 (10.5) (While writing)

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