South Africa beat India by four wickets in a one-sided second T20 International on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Batting first, India managed just 148 for six in 20 overs with Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 30 in 21 balls helping the hosts reach a respectable total and Shreyas Iyer’s 40 in 35 balls was the salvation in the top order. Anrich Nortje took two wickets while Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada were economical with one wicket each.
In reply, Heinrich Klaasen’s superb 81 off 46 balls intertwined with seven fours and five sixes made it a walk in the park for the Proteas as they knocked off the runs in 18.2 overs despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fantastic figures of 4 for 13.
India: 148/6 (Shreyas Iyer 40, Dinesh Karthik 30 not out, Ishan Kishan 34, Anrich Nortje 2/36, Kagiso Rabada 1/15).
South Africa: 149/2 in 18.2 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 81, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/13).