Supersport Park, Centurion 21st Feb, 18: Proteas goes 1-1 up in the series, by defeating India by six wickets.India started off well with Shikhar Dhawan giving some serious blows to Chris Morrison in his second over. Shikhar Dhawan went on to make 24 out of 14 deliveries. Virat Kohli got out after scoring only one. Raina went on to make 30 runs. But crucial partnership between Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni help India raise a target of 189, where Dhoni scored 52(28) and Manish Pandey 79(48). Junior Dala was the pick of the bowler who took two wickets giving away only 28 in his pell.
South Africa took a steady start, but it was Heinrich Klaasen who set the launchpad for the Proteas, before he got out to Jaydev Unadkat, he ensured that South Africa are well in their safe zone.He made a quick 69 off 30 balls. Towards the end it was the captain Jean Paul Duminy who took South Africa took a comfortable victory in a style by giving two back to back mighty blows in the stand. Jean Paul Duminy went on to make 64 off 40 deliveries. There was constant drizzle when India was bowling from 12th over onwards, which made bowlers life little difficult. But that can’t be blamed, because before those drizzling South Africa went way ahead and were already on the road to victory to level the series.
Heinrich Klaasen is man of the match for his epic inning of 69. It will be interesting to see the third and final T20 at Cape Town.