India vs SA, 2nd T20I, 2022, Top Performances: Heinrich Klassen’s 81 overpowers India; SA 2-0 up
India vs SA, 2nd T20I, 2022, Top Performances: Heinrich Klassen’s 81, Kagiso Rabada's 1-15 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 4-13 are top three performances. SA beat India in 2nd T20I and go 2-0 up.
Brief Scores: South Africa 149/6 (Klaasen 81, Bavuma 35, Bhuvneshwar 4-13) beat India 148/6 (Shreyas 40, Kishan 34, Nortje 2-36) by four wickets
Player of the Match: Heinrich Klassen (81 runs in 46 balls)
After a poor evening with the ball in New Delhi where visitors South Africa won in the series opener shouldering on David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen’s performances, hosts India locked horns with the Proteas for the second of the five-match T20I series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday evening.
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first, given how well they chased in the last game. Even though India fielded an unchanged eleven, South Africa made two changes - Tristan Stubbs and Quinton de Kock, who has a hand injury, missed out, making way for Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen.
South Africa stunned India with another all-round performance
Put in to bat first, India lost opener Ruturaj Gaikwad early on the fifth ball of the game before recovering well to 42/1 in the powerplay thanks to Ishan Kishan’s wild batting. South African bowlers made a good comeback and dried up the singles as they put the pressure back on the hosts restricting them to 104/5 in 15 overs.
Due to Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 21-ball 30 that helped them making 30 runs in the last two overs, India somehow ended up with 148/6 in their 20 overs.
Chasing an average score, South Africa faced all sorts of troubles being reduced to 29-3 in the powerplay. But the 64-run partnership in 41 balls between Heinrich Klassen and Temba Bavuma dragged them to a safe place before shouldering on the former’s 81 in 46 balls and a bit of help from David Miller in the end, South Africa managed to win the second game by four wickets.
Let’s take a look at the top performances from the game between India and South Africa, 2nd T20I.
Economical Rabada killed India’s momentum
Putting the opposition in for batting, South Africa needed their bowlers to pick up early wickets and their prime bowler, Kagiso Rabada, did just that.
In the first over of the game, he silenced the excited crowd getting rid of Ruturaj Gaikwad for just