South Africa Vs India LIVE SCORE (t20)

South Africa Vs India At SuperSport Park, Centurion, 21 February, 2018

21 February, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

188/4 (20.0 ov)

2nd T20I

189/4 (18.4 ov)

South Africa beat India by 6 wickets

India South Africa
188/4 (20.0 ov) - R/R 9.4 189/4 (18.4 ov) - R/R 10.12

Match Ended

South Africa beat India by 6 wickets

This Over
2
1(1WD)
1
6
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
JP Duminy (C) not out 64 40 4 3
Farhaan Behardien not out 16 10 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 141/4 (14.5)

48 (48) R/R: 12.52

JP Duminy 29(13)

David Miller 5(6) S.R (83.33)

c Shardul Thakur b Hardik Pandya
Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 2nd T20I in Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by six wickets

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

01:23 (IST)

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. 

01:17 (IST)

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. 

01:15 (IST)

01:07 (IST)

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. 

01:07 (IST)

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. 

00:59 (IST)
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. 
 
 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Centurion

00:59 (IST)
00:54 (IST)
Most sixes for South Africa in T20Is:
 
62 - JP DUMINY*
60 - AB de Villiers 
45 - David Miller 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

00:54 (IST)
00:53 (IST)

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!

00:51 (IST)
six

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!

00:50 (IST)
six

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

Highlights

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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: February 22, 2018 01:16:28 IST

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