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Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 2nd T20I in Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by six wickets

Date: Thursday, 22 February, 2018 01:16 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
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  • That brings us to the end of today's coverage. JP Duminy said that South Africa were treating this game as a semi-final and guess what we have a mouth-watering final waiting for us now at Newlands, Cape Town. The third T20I - the last game of the tour - will be played on Saturday. The match starts at 9.30 PM IST. Do join us for that clash. Until then, it's time to say good bye. 

  • JP Duminy, South Africa captain : At the toss we spoke about this being a semi-final and taking the series to Cape Town. The way we started with the ball was exceptional. They gained momentum with the last five overs but our batsmen showed composure. Pretty easy win in the end. We tried our utmost to keep with the DLS system. In the end, it worked in our favour because it gave us the freedom. 

  • Heinrich Klaasen wins the Man of the Match for his destructive 30-ball 69!  Klaasen : Pretty special, especially at my home ground, something I didn't dream of as a young kid. (On reverse sweeps) I won't say its a keeper thing, but you got to put the bowler under pressure, and show your skills. I feel comfortably with the way my game is right now. Im enjoying my cricket for a year and a half now. 

  • Virat Kohli, India captain : It was a tough one for the bowlers. I think we were looking for 175 but Raina and Pandey batted well and then Pandey and MS. It was a hard day for the bowlers, they tried their best. But Klaasen and Duminy batted well. (On how the umpires didn't stop the game despite constant drizzle) It was good from the spectators' point of view. Once the game was continued in the first innings, we knew it would in the second too. There was constant drizzle but wasn't drastic at any stage. They deserved to win. Nicely set up (for the third T20I). We expect them to come out with hard performances. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    Well, that was some beating Indian bowlers took. What a whirlwind knock from Klaasen and well judged innings by Duminy. But they have to shrug it off for this series lives until the last day. 1-1 in the T20Is with the final game to go... India will have to raise their intensity one last time.     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most sixes for South Africa in T20Is:   62 - JP DUMINY* 60 - AB de Villiers  45 - David Miller 

  • After 18.4 overs,South Africa 189/4 ( JP Duminy (C) 64 , Farhaan Behardien 16) Behardien pulls the ball towards the leg side for a double, with keeper Dhoni trying to slap the ball onto the striker's stumps in vain. ide off the next, with Behardien setting off for a single off the second legal delivery. That is before Duminy finishes things off in style with two mighty hits — the second one disappearing high into the stands over long-on to bring the 2nd T20I to an end! South Africa win by six wickets, as the series heads to a decider at Cape Town!

  • SIX! WHAT A WAY FOR SOUTH AFRICA TO LEVEL THE SERIES! Stand-and-deliver by Duminy, slogging it high over the long-on fence for a HUUGGEEE SIX! South Africa level the T20I series 1-1, with the series now going to a decider! SA 189/4 South Africa win by six wickets!

  • SIX ! The ball might have slipped out of Unadkat's hand, and Duminy doesn't waste this chance, shuffling forward and smashing it beyond the midwicket fence! SA 183/4

  • Unadkat to bowl the penultimate over of the South African innings. The Proteas need 16 off the last 12 balls. 

  • After 18 overs,South Africa 173/4 ( JP Duminy (C) 52 , Farhaan Behardien 13) Thakur bowls his final over. Duminy pulls the ball towards deep square-leg, where Pandya cuts the ball off with a slide. Behardien runs the ball towards fine-leg for a double off the next ball. Duminy goes aerial towards sweeper cover, where the ball lands just short of Bhuvneshwar. Duminy gets an inside-edge off the last delivery, with the ball running away to the fine-leg fence for a four, bringing up Duminy's fifty. 10 off the over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most 50-plus scores for South Africa in T20Is:   10 - AB de Villiers, JP DUMINY*  8 - Faf du Plessis 7 - Hashim Amla 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    February, 2017: Yuzvendra Chahal recorded best bowling figures for India in T20Is. (MS Dhoni scored his first T20I fifty)   February, 2018: Yuzvendra Chahal conceded most runs for India in a T20I match. (MS Dhoni scored his second T20I fifty)

  • FOUR ! Duminy brings up his 10th T20I fifty with a shot that he wouldn't quite be proud of — an inside-edge that runs away to fine-leg! Takes 38 deliveries to get to the milestone!  SA 173/4

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    February, 2017: Yuzvendra Chahal recorded best bowling figures for India in T20Is. (MS Dhoni scored his first T20I fifty)   February, 2018: Yuzvendra Chahal conceded most runs for India in a T20I match. (MS Dhoni scored his second T20I fifty)

  • Thakur brought back one last time in this match in the 18th over. 

  • After 17 overs,South Africa 163/4 ( JP Duminy (C) 46 , Farhaan Behardien 9) Bhuvneshwar returns to the attack. Duminy collects a double off the first ball, before bringing Behardien back on strike with a single off the next delivery. Duminy guides the ball down the ground for a double off the fourth delivery. Dot off a bouncer off the penultimate delivery, with the SA captain collecting a single off the last ball. Seven off the over. The hosts need 26 off the last three overs. 

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar brought back into the attack in the 17th over of the innings. 

  • After 16 overs,South Africa 156/4 ( JP Duminy (C) 40 , Farhaan Behardien 8) Chahal is brought back for his final over, and Duminy starts off by smacking the ball through the extra-cover region for a boundary. Stumping chance missed off the next ball as Duminy shuffles down the pitch, with Dhoni fumbling with the ball after it brushes past the batsman's thigh. Behardien gets on strike for the first time, and smacks the ball beyond midwicket for a six off just his second delivery. DROPPED ! Behardien lobs the ball in the direction of the bowler, with the ball passing through his hands, and allowing the batsman a double. 13 off the over, as Chahal signs off with figures of 0/64. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Yuzvendra Chahal has now conceded most runs (64) in a T20I match among Indians. The previous most was 57 by Joginder Sharma against England at Durban in 2007. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Yuzvendra Chahal becomes the first Indian player to concede 50-plus runs on two different occasions in T20Is.    

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    150 up for South Africa... their game to lose now... Chahal is back in the attack... brave call.     

  • SIX! Slogged away towards the midwicket fence by Behardien, as he opts not to waste time at the centre. Brings up the 150 for the Proteas.  SA 153/4

  • FOUR! Cut away powerfully by Duminy through extra-cover to collect his third boundary. Just not Chahal's day! SA 146/4

  • Chahal brought in one last time in the 16th over. 

  • After 15 overs,South Africa 142/4 ( JP Duminy (C) 36 , Farhaan Behardien 0) Pandya is brought back for his final over, and keeps it relatively quiet for the first four deliveries, giving away five runs. Miller goes for a hook off a short ball, and ends up top-edging it in the direction of Thakur at fine-leg. Duminy collects a single off the last ball. Six runs and a wicket off the over, as Pandya signs off with figures of 1/31. 

  • OUT! Miller tries to go big off a back-of-length delivery, and ends up miscuing it to Thakur at fine-leg! That's another big-hitter sent back in no time!  SA 141/4 Miller c Thakur b Pandya 5(6)

  • Pandya brought back for his final over. India sniff a chance after the dismissal of Klaasen. 

  • After 14 overs,South Africa 136/3 ( JP Duminy (C) 33 , David Miller 2) Unadkat returns to the attack, and delivers straightaway as he gets Klaasen caught behind off the very first delivery of the over. The left-arm pacer keeps it tight in the remainder of the over, giving away just five runs. Fine over from Unadkat against the run of play. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    Klaasen gone now... Unadkat with the breakthrough... Could there be another dramatic turn?     

  • OUT ! Unadkat finally gets the man, as Klaasen's destructive knock comes to an end! Gets an edge that carries all the way to the keeper! Animated celebrations from the keeper follow, with the Indians deriving some hope from the big wicket.  SA 131/3 Klaasen c Dhoni b Unadkat 69(30)

  • Jaydev Unadkat brought back into the attack in the 14th over. It's now or never for the visitors. 

  • After 13 overs,South Africa 131/2 ( JP Duminy (C) 31 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 69) 23 runs conceded by Chahal off his third over — it's almost as if Klaasen and Duminy are punishing him for all the torment that he and Kuldeep had caused in the ODI series. Klaasen smashes back-to-back sixes off the first two balls, before reverse-paddling the next ball over short third man for a four. Duminy joins the act with a slog over the midwicket fence for his first six. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

    Absolute carnage... 23 off Chahal and the game has turned South Africa's way.     

  • SIX! Now Duminy joins the party! Gets down on one knee, and slogs this one towards the midwicket fence for his first big hit! SA 131/2

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Both wicket-keepers scoring 50-plus runs in a T20I:   Brendon McCullum - Jos Buttler, Hamilton, 2013 Denesh Ramdin - Luke Ronchi, Wellington, 2014 Jos Buttler - AB de Villiers, Joburg, 2016 Mohammad Shahzad - Gary Wilson, G Noida, 2017 MS DHONI - HEINRICH KLAASEN *

  • FOUR ! Klaasen's breathing fire at the moment. Reverse-paddles this one over short third man, and ends up collecting his third boundary! SA 124/2

  • SIX ! Back-to-back sixes for Klaasen! Smashed this one in the direction of the fielder at midwicket, and Pandya, the man stationed in the deep, merely watches the ball sail over his head. SA 120/2

  • SIX ! Chahal's nightmare continues as Klaasen gets down on one knee, and smashes the ball into the grass bank beyond the midwicket fence! SA 114/2

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Heinrich Klaasen's fifty from 22 balls today is the fastest by a South African player against India in T20Is. The previous fastest was in 24 balls by Morne van Wyk at Durban in 2011.     

  • After 12 overs,South Africa 108/2 ( JP Duminy (C) 25 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 52) Duminy collects a single at the start of the 12th over as Pandya returns to the attack. Klaasen hooks a short one from Pandya off the next delivery to collect his second boundary, and more importantly bring up his first-ever half-century in international cricket in style! Eight off the over, including a quick double off the last delivery by the SA captain. 

  • FOUR ! Hooked away towards the fine-leg fence by Klaasen, and what a way for him to bring up his maiden international half-century ! Brings up the milestone in just 22 deliveries, smashing five sixes and two fours! What a move his promotion has turned out to be today! SA 105/2

  • Pandya brought back into the attack in the 12th over of the innings. 

  • After 11 overs,South Africa 100/2 ( JP Duminy (C) 22 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 47) Chahal is brought back into the attack in the 11th over of the innings, with Klaasen continuing his destructiveness as he smashes two sixes off it — the first one bringing up the fifty-stand, with the second one coming off a reverse-sweep. Duminy collects a single off the last delivery to bring up the 100 for SA. The Proteas need another 89 to win off the last 9 overs. Meanwhile, the drizzle seems to have stopped at the SuperSport Park. 

  • SIX ! Klaasen would make ABD proud with this slog off a reverse-sweep, clearing the backward point fence! SA 98/2

  • SIX! Klaasen makes room for himself, and smashes it towards the extra-cover fence for a big-one, bringing up the fifty-stand for the third wicket with Duminy in the process! SA 91/2

  • Chahal brought back for the 11th over. India desperately need a wicket now. 

  • After 10 overs,South Africa 84/2 ( JP Duminy (C) 20 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 33) Big appeal for caught-behind off the second delivery, with Duminy getting cramped for room, this the noise was that of the ball brushing past his pad. Singles exchanged between Duminy and Klaasen off the next two deliveries, with Klaasen getting a thick inside-edge towards short fine-leg off the fourth delivery. Four off the over. The Proteas very much are in the chase at the halfway mark in their innings.

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I in Centurion, latest update: Behardien pulls the ball towards the leg side for a double, with keeper Dhoni trying to slap the ball onto the striker's stumps in vain. ide off the next, with Behardien setting off for a single off the second legal delivery. That is before Duminy finishes things off in style with two mighty hits — the second one disappearing high into the stands over long-on to bring the 2nd T20I to an end! South Africa win by six wickets, as the series heads to a decider at Cape Town!

Preview: After a comprehensive victory in the first Twenty20 International, India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on South Africa in the second match here at the SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

In the first game, a brilliant all-round show helped visitors beat hosts South Africa by 28 runs at the New Wanderers Stadium. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African batting line-up to take a crucial 1-0 lead.

The Virat Kohli-led India will hope to repeat the performance but with middle-order batsmen also playing their part this time. In the last match, Manish Pandey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya failed to provide the expected final flourish. Pandey struggled to score big, scoring 29 not out in 27 deliveries. It will be interesting to see whether the Karnataka right-hander gets another chance.

Virat Kohli and JP Duminy. Reuters

Virat Kohli and JP Duminy. Reuters

Bolstered by terrific spell by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, India will hope to create havoc once again to seal the issue.

In the batting department, alongside skipper Kohli, batsmen Rohit Sharma, Dhawan, Dhoni and Pandya will look to make the most of their capabilities this time also.

Batsman Suresh Raina, who made a comeback in the T20Is will act as an vital cog in the middle-order and will look to prove his mettle after his seven balls 15 runs in the first match.

The bowling department, which looked lethal with wrist-spinning duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, will try to make a mark in the shortest format.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will only add depth to the formidable Indian bowling line-up.

However, the Proteas, led by Jean-Pau Duminy, in the absence of Faf du Plessis, will look to hit back at India in the second game, especially after a 1-5 thrashing in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Reeza Hendricks was the only one who defied the Indian bowling in the first innings. But middle-order batsman David Miller and Chris Morris, who failed to click in the first match, have to pull up their socks this time to support the lower order which failed drastically. Expectations will be high on Heinrich Klaasen and Farhaan Behardien.

The bowling department, featuring Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Morris along with chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi will have to come up with something special in order to get rid of the flamboyant Indian batsmen.

Squads:

India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Jean-Paul Duminy (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, AB de Villiers, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
6 5 1 0 10
2
Punjab
6 5 1 0 10
3
Hyderabad
6 4 2 0 8
4
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
6 2 4 0 4
7
Mumbai
6 1 5 0 2
8
Delhi
6 1 5 0 2

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7595 123
2 South Africa 6912 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 121
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111