India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 2nd T20 Match highlights: India beat South Africa by 16 runs in the second T20I that was played in Guwahati on Sunday. Asked to bat first first by South Africa, Team India put a mammoth total of 238 runs for South Africa to chase. In reply visitors could manage to score 221/3 riding on century by David Miller (106 not out) and Quinton de Kock (69 not out) in the allotted 20 overs. With today’s win, India have taken the unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
For India Arshdeep sing took two wickets while Axar Patel took one wicket. Earlier, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on 96 runs for the first wicket. While Sharma hit 43 runs, Rahul slammed 57 runs while facing just 28 deliveries.
The middle order batsmen Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik continues to torment the South African bowlers with visitors looking clueless. While Kohli and Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 49 and 17 runs each, Suryakumar Yadav slammed 61 runs off 22 balls taking advantage of the poor South African bowling.
Being played in Guwahati, Rohit Sharma’s men will look to win the second T20I, not only to win the series but also for a major confidence booster ahead of the T20 World in a few days from now.
The third and the final match will be played in Indore on Tuesday. The series win is a major moral booster for india ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in few days.
India beat South Africa in vain as David Miller's century goes in vain.
South Africa are 185/3 in 18.2 overs, The required runray=te has climbed to 32.67 now.
With India slamming 237 runs and South Africa 174/3 till now, both teams have together put over 400 runs, making the match a treat to watch for cricket fans.
Even as Quinton de Kock and David Miller are putting spirited a fight with both scoring half-centuries required run rate continues to for South Africa. they now need 74 runs from 18 balls.
South Africa are 143/3 after the end of 15 overs. They now need 95 runs to win from 30 balls. While Quinton de Kock is on 49 runs, David Miller is batting on 51.
India remain in the driver's seat as South Africa still have a mountain to climb. Visitors now need 133 runs to win from 47 balls. Indian bowlers have completely tied up Proteas.
South Africa continue to remain in the backfoot after the end of 11 overs. They still need 156 runs from 55 balls at the required run rate of 17.22.
South Africans are completely in the back foot now. They have score 66/3 in 9 overs. South Africa still need a massive 171 runs to win.
South Africa lose third wicket as Aiden Markram goes for 33, Visitors are now struggling at 49/3 at the end of 7 overs. Required run rate climbing for visitors.
South Africa have score 45/2 after the end of six overs. Aiden Markram is on 31 runs from 17 deliveries while Quinton de Kock is on 9 runs. Required run rate is 13.80.
South Africa are off to a poor start with 13/2 in 3 overs. Quinton de Kock is on 5 runs and Aiden Markram is batting on 7 runs. Visitors now need 223 runs to win from 99 balls at the required run rate of 13.51.
Players come out to the middle as match has resumed now.
Match has been halted for some time due to a floodlight failure.
Team India get two quick wickets in succession with both Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw getting out without scoring runs. South Africa in deep trouble now.
South Africans have begun their run chase with openers Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock at the crease. South Africa 0/0 after 1st over.
Team India have set the target of 238 runs for south Africa to win.
Big wicket for South africas as Suryakumar Yadav goes for 61 runs.
Team India reached 209/2 after 18 overs. While Surykumar Yadav is batting on 69 runs, Kohli is on 40. Can India reach close to 250 runs from here?
Suryakumar Yadav hits half century as India reach 185/2 in 17th over. Virat Kohli is also batting on 28 runs, Together both batsmen has so far put the partnership of 86 runs.
Team India batsmen continue to dominate the south African bowlers. Men in Blue reach 155/2 after the end of 15 overs.
Team India continues to be in a strong position in the match putting 133/2 after the end of 14 overs. Both batsmen are batting on 14 runs each. Vising bowlers continue to remain clueless against Indian batters.
Team India has put on 125 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 13 overs. Virat Kohli is batting on 8 runs, while Yadav is batting on 13 runs, Both batsmen are trying to capitalise on the strong foundation laid by the openers and help India get a huge total.
Huge setback for India as KL Rahul goes for 57 runs. India now 109/2 in 12th over. Suryakumar Yadav comes at the crease. India looking to cross 200 runs at the moment.
India lose first wicket as Rohit Sharma is out for 43 runs. India 96/1 in 10 overs. Virat Kohli at the crease.
Team India 94/0 after the end of 9 overs. While Rohit Sharma is batting on 42 runs, Rahul is on 47. Both openers are on a roll at the moment with South African bowlers still unable to draw the first blood.
Team Indi 68/0 after the end of seven overs. Sharma is batting on 31 runs and Rahul is on 31 runs, with both providing strong opening partnership for Men in Blue. Current run-rate is 9.71.
Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have given have put 57 runs partnership for first wicket in sixth over. While Sharma is batting on 29, Rahul is batting on 25 runs at the moment.
Openers have put on a solid start for India. They have taken India's total to 36/0 loss after the end of four overs. Both batsmen have started to hit freely. south African bowlers are currently looking clueless.
After the end of third over Team India have scored 21/0. Both openers are looking in good form, Meanwhile, KL Rahul hits his first six in the first ball of the fourth over.
Rohit Sharma hits a huge six in the third over off the bowling of Lungi Ngidi. Moves on to 10 runs, India 21/0 in 2.4 overs.
Team India are 15/0 after the end of two overs. While Rahul is batting on 9 runs, Sharma is batting on 4 runs. Both batsmen are looking solid at the crease at the moment.
Rohit Sharma hits his first boundary of the match. Team India 10/0 in 1.3 overs.
Indian openers start cautiously. Put on six runs in the first over of the match.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out there at the centre. The team and fans across the world are hoping for a good opening partnership from them. Rahul starts off with a boundary in the very first ball.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is playing is 400th T20 match today. He had been one of the major pillars of India's batting line-up over the years now.
The Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati has till now hosted only four T20 internationals. One of the matches was abandoned due to a wet pitch.
South Africa have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second T20I. This is a must-win game for both teams. While India will look to win and grab the three-match series, South Africa will look to win and come back in the series.
Both teams have played 21 T20I matches against each other. Of them, Men in Blue have won 12 games while South Africa have won 8. After the end of this series, India and South Africa will head into the T20 World Cup in Australia. Rohit Sharma's men will face Pakistan in their first game on October 23.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo