New Delhi: South Africa registered a great win over India in the ongoing ICC T20I World Cup in Perth, Australia. The Proteas successfully chased down a target of 134 with five wickets with a couple of deliveries to spare.
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi was named the Player of the Match for his 4 for 29 in four overs, but he certainly received a helping hand from his teammates, Aiden Markram and David Miller, who scored a half-century each, and Wayne Parnell who took three Indian wickets.
Parnell was responsible for the dismissal of India’s lone warrior on the night, Suryakumar Yadav. The 32-year-old brought equilibrium to the match after India had lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli early in a shaky start to the game.
Parnell sent Yadav back to the dugout as Keshav Maharaj held on to the catch to get rid of the dangerous Mumbai Indians batsman.
Interestingly, Parnell marked his wicket by mimicking Manchester United and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo’s new goal celebration.
WATCH: Viral Cristiano Ronaldo like celebration of Wayne Parnell
South African Fast Bowler Wayne Parnell did the new Cristiano Ronaldo celebration in the T20 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/0DivDZa3k2
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The ‘zen’ celebration, or the ‘peace of mind’ celebration as it has come to be known was first performed by Ronaldo after his landmark 700th club goal against Everton earlier this month. And it seems like the football icon’s new gimmick has caught the attention of the world.
Ronaldo later revealed that the celebration was a light-hearted, self-deprecating joke he shares with his United teammates who noticed his sleeping position during team travels.
With the victory, South Africa go top of the standing in group 2 with 5 points from 3 games, two points each for their victories against Bangladesh and India to add to the one point they received after their game against Zimbabwe was called off due to rain.
India, meanwhile, dropped to the second position in the group with four points from three games.