In a one-sided second T20 International on Sunday, South Africa defeated India by four wickets to grab a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. In their first innings, India were reduced to 148 for six in 20 overs, with Dinesh Karthik’s unbroken 30 off 21 balls enabling the hosts to a reasonable score and Shreyas Iyer’s sluggish 40 off 35 balls rescuing the top-order.
Anrich Nortje claimed two wickets, while Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada both claimed one. Despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s magnificent statistics of 4 for 13, Heinrich Klaasen’s brilliant 81 off 46 balls, studded with seven fours and five sixes, made it a stroll in the park for the Proteas, who knocked off the runs in 18.2 overs.
Scores in Brief :
India 148/6 (Shreyas Iyer 40, Dinesh Karthik 30 not out, Ishan Kishan 34, Anrich Nortje 2/36, Kagiso Rabada 1/15).
South Africa 149/2 in 18.2 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 81, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/13).