South Africa beat India in the second T20I of the series by four wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-game series. Heinrich Klassen was the star for the Proteas as he played a blistering 81 on a slow lane where every other South African batter struggled to score runs.
South Africa beat India by 4 wickets at the Barabatti Stadium in Cuttack to hand the hosts their second defeat of the series. Rishab PantingThe team was asked to bat first after South African skipper Temba Bavuma won the toss. Unlike the start they got in Delhi, Ruturaj Gaikwad perished in the very first leg of the match, giving South Africa the lead. Shreyas Iyer who came out at bat at number three managed to partner with Ichan Kishan to provide India with a good score at the end of the power play.
But, Ishan Kishan left after scoring 34 from 21, after which India captain Rishabh Pant came on. same Hardik Pandya was fired for good. Shreyas Iyer got the highest score with 40 and Dinesh KarthikThe late flourish of helped India reach 148/6.
In the second leg, India started well Bhuvneshwar Kumar provided early breakthroughs. Pant’s captaincy was also on point as he gave Kumar a crucial third in the power play where he fired Rassie van der Dussen to put India ahead. However, it was the night of Heinrich Klassen playing in place of an injured Quinton de Kock and he smashed the bowlers on all parts of the floor. He went after Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal put South Africa in the driver’s seat.
Klassen’s 81 shot was peppered with 5 sixes and 7 limits as he helped his team win the match. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the only positive thing from Indian perspective as he scalped 4 wickets for just 13 runs.
klaasen bhai is like:
chahal bhai ko pito
— Ankit Atri (@ankit_atri_99) June 12, 2022
Klaasen Class Sleeves!
— Shamshera 💙 (@__ShamSher) June 12, 2022
South Africa have won 5 games in a row after this tweet. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/EtrZ95ntEL
— A (@FfsAditya) June 12, 2022
in fact India never won against South Africa in India
—Rahul (@rahulsharma828) June 12, 2022
We miss it!
The last time India won a game against South Africa
Virat was captain of this team.#INDvSA
— Rinkiyaa Ke Papa🚩 (@_chorabadmash18) June 12, 2022
Another great victory!
— Ajay Kumar (@Kumarajay166186) June 12, 2022
Pakistan won the series against the same South Africa team in South Africa 🙃 #INDvsSA
— Haroon Shafique (@Shaikhooz) June 12, 2022
Huge victory over the mighty blues!
What a shot from Klaasen! Die Rooikat!
—John (@Likkewaan14) June 12, 2022
Klaasen’s class act 🔥
— The Ghost (@herbedie) June 12, 2022
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