The second T20I between Rishabh Pant-led India National Cricket Team and Temba Bavuma-led South Africa National Cricket Team was played at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on Sunday, June 12.
South Africa won the second match of the five-match T20 International (T20I) series against India by 4 wickets to get a 2-0 lead in the series. This was South Africa’s 7th consecutive win over India in international cricket across formats.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first in the match. South Africa made two changes to the playing XI as Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen replaced Quinton de Kock, who suffered a hand injury, and Tristan Stubbs in the playing XI. On the other hand, India made no change to the playing XI.
Kagiso Rabada opened the attack for South Africa against young India openers – Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad – and dismissed Gaikwad for 1 on the 5th delivery of the over.
After losing Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer batted decently in the next 5 overs and at the end of the powerplay, India were at 41/1.
On the 4th ball of the 7th over, Anrich Nortje cleaned up Kishan with a bouncer and the young opener got out after scoring 34 runs off 21 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj got the big wicket of Indian captain Rishabh Pant for 5 in the 10th over.
In the 13th over Hardik Pandya was castled by Wayne Parnell for 9 and in the 14th over Shreyas Iyer was dismissed by Dwaine Pretorius for the second time in the series and he scored 40 runs off 35 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes. Axar Patel was also castled by Anrich Nortje for 10 in the 17th over.
In the end, Dinesh Karthik scored 30 runs and Harshal Patel scored 12 runs to help India score 148/6.
Chasing the target, Reeza Hendricks was cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over itself. Then the veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar dismissed Dwaine Pretorius and Rassie van der Dussen in the 3rd and 6th over and at the end of the powerplay, South Africa were at 29/3.
Then, Heinrich Klaasen and Temba Bavuma had a 64-run partnership before Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed the latter in the 13th over.
Heinrich Klaasen played the knock of 81 runs off 46 balls, including 7 four and 5 sixes and in the end, David Miller provided the finishing touches to help South Africa seal the victory.
Here’s How Twitter Reacted To South Africa Tour Of India 2nd T20I Match:
SA stuffing India, and in some style! Tricky pitch has not held them back a bit. Intrepid approach, marvellous strokeplay , particularly by Klaasen, has brought them to the doorstep of victory. And without significant contribution from Miller. Questions mount for India
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 12, 2022
— Pranay Sawardekar (@pranay030) June 12, 2022
— SUMAN DEOGHURIA (@DeoghuriaSuman) June 12, 2022
Consecutive home defeats in T20Is for India for the first time since November 2019 when Bangladesh beat them by 7 wickets in Delhi after South Africa had beaten them by 9 wickets in Bengaluru #Cricket #INDvSA
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) June 12, 2022
Bhuvi opened the doors for a fight with 3️⃣ wickets in the powerplay, but Heinrich Klaasen (81 off 46) just took the game away from #TeamIndia with a blitz 😯
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) June 12, 2022
Down, but not out.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) June 12, 2022
South Africa have defeated India to lead the series by 2-0.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 12, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 12, 2022
IND lost Test series to SA (1-2)
IND lost ODI series to SA (0-3)
IND trailing T20 series to SA (0-2)
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 12, 2022
Pant is probably one of those captains who come prepared with “DK will not come out before 16 overs,” “Bhuvi will bowl three upfront, the other as late as possible,” etc, and stick to them irrespective of what happens.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) June 12, 2022
I guess I was pretty wrong 😂
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) June 12, 2022
— adi_45 (@Hitmania_world) June 12, 2022
— xuenain 🚫🚸⚠ (@meer_xuenain) June 12, 2022
— Asha (@ashaa_45) June 12, 2022
— ☆ Amit ❦ (@_itz_Amit) June 12, 2022
Brilliant spell by Bhuvi. Always a delight to watch him bowl like this. Unfortunately the result had not gone our way 😔 #INDvSA
— Sumit Kumar (@Sumit_Kumar91) June 12, 2022
Somebody tell hardik pandya it’s not the ipl final he can FIX #INDvSA
— Gaurav Upadhyay (@defendoldboy) June 12, 2022
— Aabra ka daabra (@indianoceanfrom) June 12, 2022
— Utsav (@utsav__45) June 12, 2022
— Jagadeeshwara Reddy (@JaggaReddyR) June 12, 2022
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) June 12, 2022
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, my openers for T20 world cup. pic.twitter.com/Yqn6ofxX9b
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) June 12, 2022
Klassen smashed Yuzi & Chahal even when they were creating havoc in SA in 2018. Not surprised that he’s played spin well today. Looks like someone who picks the ball from the hand.
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) June 12, 2022
— Maphuti Hlako🇿🇦 (@maphuti_africa) June 12, 2022
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