South Africa chased down a target of 189 with six wickets to spare in the second T20I against India at Centurion to level the three-match series 1-1. SA skipper JP Duminy led from the front with a knock of 64 not out. Duminy slammed two consecutive sixes off Jaydev Unadkat’s bowling to seal the match for his team in the 19th over. South African wicketkeeper Klassen smashed 30-ball 69 to put South Africa on top in chase of 189. Chahal conceded 64 runs in his four overs.
AFP | Earlier, Manish Pandey and Mahendra Singh Dhoni punished South Africa’s bowlers as India recovered from a poor start in the second Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
India, sent in to bat, made 188 for four after being 45 for three.
Pandey made a career-best 79 not out off 48 balls while Dhoni thrashed 52 not out off 28 balls.
The pair put on 98 off 56 balls in an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership.
Pandey came to the wicket after a rare failure by Indian captain Virat Kohli, who was caught behind for one off fast bowler Junior Dala.
Having been a spectator during India’s 5-1 one-day international series victory, Pandey followed up his 29 not out in India’s 28-run win in the first T20 clash with a polished innings which included six fours and three sixes.
Zambian-born Dala was South Africa’s best bowler, taking two for 28.
South Africa: JP Duminy (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wkt), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Umpires: Shaun George, Bongani Jele (both RSA)
TV umpire: Adrian Holdstock (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)