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India faced a setback in the rain-affected second T20I against South Africa on Thursday. However, amidst the defeat, Rinku Singh showcased his talent, scoring his first half-century in the T20 format. In an impressive inning, he even broke the glass window of the commentary box with one of his two sixes.

During a post-match video chat, when Rinku was informed about the incident, he could only respond with a smile, saying, “Sorry for that.” Rinku’s unbeaten 68 off 39 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes, played a crucial role in India setting a target of 180/7 in 19.3 overs.

Interestingly, Rinku was unaware of the glass-shattering moment until the interaction on He admitted, “I didn’t know my hit broke the glass. Sorry for that,” with a cheerful expression.

Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian captain, also made a significant contribution with a quick 56 off 36 balls. Despite their efforts, South Africa, led by Reeza Hendricks (49) and captain Aiden Markram (30), successfully chased down the revised target of 154 for 5 in 13.5 overs, securing a five-wicket win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.

With this victory, South Africa took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, following the washout of the opening game in Durban. India’s focus now shifts to the third T20I, where they aim to secure a win and level the series, sharing the trophy with South Africa.

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