New Delhi, online office. Ind against SA 2nd T20I: The second game of the five-game T20 series between India and South Africa was played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. In this game, South African captain Temba Bavuma won the coin toss and decided to play first. Batting first, the Indian team scored 148 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the 20 overs allowed and set a target of 149 runs for South Africa to win.
South Africa achieved the winning goal by losing 6 wickets and won the match by 4 wickets. Proteas won the match with a score of 149 for 6 in 18.2 overs. It was South Africa’s second straight win in the five-game T20I series and the hosts have now taken a solid 2-0 lead over India. Klaasen scored an unbeaten 81 for South Africa.
innings of South Africa, Klaasen scored half a century
South African flyhalf Reeza Hendrix scored 4 points and was knocked down by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvi gave India the second breakthrough and had Pretorius caught by Avesh Khan for 4 points. Bhuvi gave India the third shot and he fired Dussen for a point. Captain Temba Bavuma was overthrown by Chahal with 35 points. Heinrich Klaasen finished his 50s on 31 balls. He scored 81 runs on 46 balls assisted by 5 sixes and 7 fours and was caught by Harshal Patel. Bhuvi made Parnell his fourth victim and was kicked off for a run. David Miller went unbeaten on 18 points. Bhuvi played brilliantly for India, winning 4 wickets for 13 runs in 4 overs.
India’s innings, Shreyas Iyer scored 40 runs
Indian fly-half Ruturaj Gaikwad scored just one run against 4 balls and caught Keshav Maharaj on Rabada’s delivery. India’s second wicket fell in the form of Ishan Kishan, who faced 21 balls and scored 34 with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four. Kishan was caught by Nortze on his own ball by Van der Dussen. Captain Rishabh Pant’s poor batting also continued in the second T20 and he was caught by Dusen off Keshav Maharaj for 5 points.
Parnell beat Hardik Pandya for 9 points. Shreyas Iyer scored 40 runs on 35 balls and hit 2 sixes and 2 fours. Axar Patel was thrown clear by Nortje for 10 points. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 30 on 20 balls with the help of two sixes and two fours, while Harshal Patel scored an unbeaten 12. For South Africa, Nortje took two wickets while Rabada, Parnell, Pretorius and Maharaj took one wicket each.
South Africa made two changes, the same XI from the Indian team
The Indian team made no changes to their playing XI for this game. At the same time, the South African team made two changes to their final XI. Reeza Hendrix was included in the squad in place of fly-half Quinton de Kock, while Heinrich Klaasen was also given a spot in the squad.
India play XI
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain, wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.
South Africa play XI
Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendrix, Van der Dussen, David Miller, Henrik Klaasen (wk), Dwayne Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Tabariz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje.
Edited by: Sanjay Savern
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