South Africa VS India Second T20 Result: SA Win To Keep Series Alive
- SA won by 6 wickets
- They made 189-4
- Klaasen made 69
- The series is level at 1-1
A whirlwind of an innings by Klaasen lead South Africa to a victory in the second T20 international in the Supersport stadium. He along with J.P. Duminy tore apart the Indian bowlers to win the match for the hosts by 6 wickets in just 18.4 overs. The win means that South Africa are now level in the series and have everything to play for in the third and final match.
Having sailed to a comfortable victory on the back of Shikhar Dhawan’s exploits in the last match, India looked to repeat that performance and win the series as they took the ground under wet conditions. Batting first, they lost their talisman Dhawan early this time around who full after playing a bad shot off Duminy. An aggressive start by him was curbed by the Africans after his dismissal that went on to pick up wickets in quick succession. The departure of captain Virat Kohli for just a run pegged India back at 45-3 with them struggling to keep the run rate going after a fast start. The Indian innings was then taken over by MS Dhoni (52 off 28) and Manish Pandey (79 off 48). The two of them stitched together a partnership of 98 runs from 9 overs to take India to a strong total of 188-4.
India got off to a good start as they looked to defend their total by picking up 2 wickets inside the power play overs to restrict South Africa to just 38-2 inside 5 overs. That was the end of the Indian contribution to the match though as Klaasen and Duminy took control of things under pouring rain. Finding it tough to grip the ball under wet conditions, the India bowlers also found it tough to contain the hungry Klaasen who went hammer and tongs in his quest to win the match for the Proteas. His innings blew India away as he hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in his knock of 69 off 30 balls. Duminy saw the Africans to the finishing line courtesy his innings of 64 to take them to a six-wicket victory.
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