Centurion T20I: SA win toss, elect to bowl against India

After a dominating display of strength in the first T20I against South Africa at Wanderers in Johannesburg, Virat Kohli-led India suffered a setback on Wednesday in the second T20I at Centurion.

Jasprit Bumrah did not feature in the second T20I due to abdominal strain. And fortunately for him, that's what happened. With the series hanging in the balance, India's lack of experience in the stadium in the format could give Proteas an added advantage, in spite of their poor record. Things got worse when Rohit Sharma was declared lbw off the first ball of the second over. Earlier, India rode on some power packed batting to post 188/4 in their 20 overs. Manish and Raina batted well initially. India was teetering at 45/3 in 5.3 overs when Manish Pandey walked on to the ground. The duo had got a good momentum going and it seemed as if they were going to ask for a review of the decision.

Arguably, Chahal bowls a more consistent line than Kuldeep Yadav and this explains latters omission from the first two games. Dhoni's onslaught caught the bowlers off-guard and he blazed away to a 27-ball fifty to increase the visitors' run-rate in the dying overs of the innings. "They came at us a bit but it was key to pick wickets in the powerplay". They remained unbeaten with Pandey at 79 and Dhoni at 52. She began the tour with 69 runs in three ODIs, recovered with back-to-back fifties in the first two T20I, but fell for a duck in the third as India slumped from 93 for 2 to 133 all out. They were eager to battle hard, take nasty blows and avoid a whitewash. For the Indian skipper, the 6-wicket loss was a reality check of sorts. The timing - the last ball of the fifth over - didn't help either.

Where to get live streaming of India vs South Africa, 3rd T20, Cape Town? And Klaasen didn't disappoint. Chahal was spanked for 64 runs in just four overs as JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen simply tore his variations apart. Out of ten sixes between Duminy and Klassen, seven were against Chahal.

Centurion: Unheralded Heinrich Klaasen played a blinder of an innings while skipper J.P. Duminy led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to hand South Africa a series-levelling six-wicket win in the second Twenty20 worldwide, here on Wednesday.

It was seen in how the hosts made pointed changes in their bowling plans, and then took the attack to India's bowlers. I just wanted to take the pace off the ball because I knew it won't be easy to hit the ball and that's what I did.

Fittingly, it was the Proteas captain who hit the winning runs. The batting department of South Africa actually relies on AB de Villiers, David Miller. Among India's frontline options, Poonam Yadav has had the best time in South Africa.

The win squared the three-match series, taking it to a decider in Cape Town on Saturday.