SA keep series alive with inspired batting display

Brief scores: India 188/4 (Manish Pandey 79*, MS Dhoni 52*; Junior Dala 2 for 28) lost to South Africa 189/4 (Heinrich Klaasen 69, Jean-Paul Duminy 64*; Jaydev Unadkat 2 for 42) by six wickets

2nd T20, statistical highlights

  • South Africa successfully chased down 189 to win the second T20I by six wickets and level the three-match series. This is now the highest successful chase at SuperSport Park, where the previous best chase was a mere 128 (by Australia).
  • Heinrich Klaasen made his maiden T20I half-century and paved the way for a South African win with his clean hitting of Yuzvendra Chahal, in particular. His 30-ball 69 (3×4, 7×6), to go with the 93-run partnership he shared with Jean-Paul Duminy for the third wicket, helped the Proteas coast to the target of 189 with eight balls to spare.
  • JP Duminy, with an unbeaten 40-ball 64,¬†was the second-highest scorer for South Africa. This was his 10th T20I half-century. This victory was his fourth as South African captain in seven Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Earlier in the evening, Manish Pandey (79*) and MS Dhoni (52*) made quickfire half-centuries (their second) which propelled India to 188/4 batting first.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal has the third-worst bowling figures in T20I cricket, having conceded 64 runs in his four overs.
  • Virat Kohli suffered his fifth loss as India T20I captain in his 12th match.
  • An injury to Jasprit Bumrah meant Shardul Thakur made his T20I debut, becoming the 73rd Indian player to feature in this format.

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