South Africa won by 6 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 0

South Africa recently finished a dual tournament against India and the whole tournament staged in South Africa. After a long time India visited there. India was quite successful in the tour. Though at the beginning they lost the Test series against the Proteas but later, they did able to take the revenge successfully. Now, finally they were scheduled to play a T20I series against Proteas and India started the series with victory in the first match. But in the second match, South Africa won by 6 wickets which means the series was now in even. Both of them won one match each. So, third match will be the final.

South Africa won by 6 wickets

The 2nd T20I between India and South Africa was taken place in 21st February, 2018 which was a day/ night match. It took place at SuperSport Park in Centurion. India used a new player in the match who made his T20I debut. His name was Shardul Thakur.

India lost the toss earlier and came to bat first. Due to strong and reliable batting line up India did present a big score which was 188 runs in front of Proteas. Manish Pandey scored highest 79 runs and remained not out back there. India lost only four wickets to do the score. Junior Dala took two wickets for South Africa.

Later, South Africa came to chase the score and they made the chase possible. In 18.4 overs Proteas chased the runs successfully. Their batsmen played destructively. Heinrich Klaasen scored highest 69 runs in 30 balls which was the highest for proteas in the match. South Africa also lost four wickets to make the chase. Jaydev Unadkat took two wickets for India.

Dhawan and Sharma started the innings for India but in 0 runs Sharma was gone. He failed to open run account. Later, Dhawan and Raina played a bit and Dhawan scored 24 runs and Raina scored 31 runs so far. Skipper Virat Kohli did not last long but gone with 1 run so far. Finally Pandey and Dhoni finished the match successfully where Pandey scored 79 runs and Dhoni scored 52 runs so far.

For South Africa, they also failed to open good partnership. In 24 runs opener Smuts was gone with his 2 runs. He faced nine balls. Hendricks scored 26 runs so far. Captain Duminy and Klaasen made a good partnership which led the team to victory. None of them could play till the last but Duminy scored 64 runs in 40 balls and Klassen scored 69 runs in 30 balls. Miller and Behardien finished the game for Proteas.

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