IND vs SA 2nd T20 Highlights:
IND vs SA 2nd T20 Highlights: Despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fantastic figures of 4 for 13, Heinrich Klaasen’s superb 81 made South Africa knocked off the runs in 18.2 overs.
Comeback Heinrich Klaasen followed group from Rassie van der Dussen with his career-best 81 run to turn into an unbelievable hero as South Africa once again took India to a 2-0 lead in five t20i matches on a hard pitch for four wickets here on Sunday. On a two-paced track, where most batsmen fighting, Klaasen took it saucy easy as he smashed seven boundaries and five sixes in his 46-ball knock to set his team a target of 149 with 10 balls to reserve.
IND vs SA 2nd T20 Highlights
The keeper-batsman, who was included in the squad as a replacement for the injured Quinton de Kock, completed his fourth T20I fifty in just 32 balls, before smashing three sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal in the chase.
Dessen Trying to end it with a six, but he fell victim to Harshal Patel and in the very next over Bhuvneshwar dismissed Wayne Parnell for a sparkling 4-0-13-4.
But that was not sufficient as they needed just three runs in the last two overs and here David Miller comes to scene. He knocked 20 not out to complete the win. Proteas lead to 2-0 in the Vizag T20I on June 14. The visitors are now eying to win their first bilateral T20I series in India.
After sitting out for seven months, Klaasen never took his foot off the pedal and pulled his team out of the woods after Bhuvneshwar brought him back to 29/3 inside the powerplay overs.
Klaasen first shared a 41-ball of 64 with his Captain Temba Bavuma who got out on 35 before David Miller joined him in the middle.
Defending 149, Rishabh Pant-led India got off to a dazzling start thanks to a triple blow in successive overs from ‘swing king’ Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Bhuvneshwar, whose bag was empty in the Kotla T20I, was back in his strand as he swiftly swung the ball back to bowled Reeza Hendrix in his first over.
He then cleaned Dwaine Pretorius with a knock ball before send out in-form Rassie van der Dussen who scored 1.
Earlier, it was difficult to stop the Indian batsmen to 148 for 6 against some solid bowling performances from South Africa.
Shreyas Iyer was top scorer he scored 40 while Ishan Kishan offered some early spark as he scored 34 off 21 balls but the hosts lost momentum in the middle overs.
In-form Karthik sent to 7
While In-form finisher Dinesh Karthik was sent at No 7 behind Axar Patel, making it difficult even for the Rishabh Pant-led India, who are trailing 0-1 in the series.
Karthik, the team’s specified ‘finisher’ who then scored 30 not out off 21 balls, hit two consecutive sixes and two fours, giving the overall some masquerade of respect.
Harshal Patel who scored 12 not out in nine balls gave them good company as they scored 36 important runs in the last three overs to reach at respectful total.
Coming to bat on a difficult track, the Indian players struggled except for second wicket partnership of 45 runs between Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer.
South Africa starts Opening the bowling with Kagiso Rabada. He gave success in his first over itself with a wicket.
He brilliantly set up Ruturaj Gaikwad who scored 1 with a blast of short balls and combined a fuller to cleverly cheat the opener to 4-0-15-1, which included 13 dot balls.
After a clattery start, it was Ishan Kishan who scored 34 off 21 balls who gave the firepower in the power play, improving his run-rate with two sixes to Nortje.
After his fifty in the Kotla T20I, Kishan relied on his signature shots through the square leg region to hit three sixes and two fours.
But when the two looked to go strong, Nortje won the battle against the weak Ishan Kishan, pitching it short and offering more force as the lefthander wrongly caught his hook this time at deep square leg.