The Proteas leveled the T20I series against India by Klassen’s 69 run score off 30 balls and the captain Innings by Duminy. Duminy scored unbeaten 64 runs off 40 balls to draw the T20 series of three T20Is against India by 1-1.Yuzwendra Chahal has been the most expensive bowler as he gave 64 runs off 5 overs. Klassen scored 5 sixes out of total 7 sixes in Chahal’s bowling. Duminy took the stand to finish the chase with 8 balls remaining with thunderous sixes. Klassen did not miss out a chance to score boundaries as well.
In the beginning, the South Africans seemed to be lousy when they lost their opener Smuts(2) in the fourth over. Before the bowling PowerPlays are over, the Indians managed to dismiss another opener Reese Hendricks(26).
Klassen made the best of every chance he got to thrash the men in blue. He was in good form and did his fifty off 22 balls. When the team has to score 81 runs off 8 overs, Klassen played a vital role to turn the match upside down before he was dismissed by Jayadev Unadkat in 14th over and then David Miller fell to Hardik Pandya.
Earlier, Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni played a decent role to lead the scoreboard to a good total. Pandey made an unbeaten 79 runs, his career best and Dhoni made an unbeaten 52 runs. Dhoni and Pandey scored 98 runs for the fifth wicket partnership.
Rohit fell duck in the bowling of Junior Dala in the second over and Dhawan thrashed Chris Morris with two sixes and two fours in a single over. Then, Raina played in an arrogant style to punish the South African bowlers. But Dhawan departed at the score of 24 runs off 14 balls. Then, Kohli fell to Junior Dala at the team’s score of 45/3.
Then Raina and Pandey sweated hard to rebuild the innings. But their stand was put to an end by Andile Phehlukwayo when Raina got dismissed at the score of 31 runs off 24 balls. Then, Dhoni walked into the crease in the 12th over and the duo thrashed Junior Dala and Smutts with boundaries and sixes.
Pandey made his fifty off 33 balls and Dhoni scored his half-century in the last over of the innings off 27 balls. This pair scored 64 balls off 5 overs. Paterson seemed to be more expensive with his 17 runs in the last over. Dala took two wickets off 28 runs ad Phehlukwayo and Duminy picked one wicket each. Jayadev Unadkat took two wickets off 42 runs from the Indian side.
South Africa scored 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets off 18.4 overs to win the match against the Indians. India scored 188 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.