Welcome to Sportstar’s live highlights of the second T20I of the five-match series between India and South Africa. This was Aneesh Dey taking you through the action as it unfolds at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
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MATCH REPORT: IND vs SA, 2nd T20I: Klaasen 81 helps South Africa beat India for 2-0 lead
From a precarious position of 70-3, Klaasen and Bavuma’s partnership was crucial for the Proteas. Heinrich Klaasen’s knock of 81 is his best individual score in T20I and the fact that it came in a winning cause, mskes it all the more sweeter for the player.
The next T20I between India and South Africa is at Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on June 14.
|South Africa beats India in the second T20I by four wickets. It leads the series 2-0|
South Africa 147-6 in 18.2 overs: AND ITS OVER!! South Africa has chased 149 and wins the match. What a performance it has been. Special mention goes out to Heinrich Klaasen.
Shreyas Iyer to bowl his first over
South Africa 147-6 in 18 overs: OUT! PARNELL BOWLED! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes again. It is four wickets for him tonight. Rabada joins the action
Wayne Parnell has joined the action.
Bhuvneshwar to bowl his final over
South Africa 142-5 in 17 overs: DROPPED! Klaasen did not get the best of connections as the ball came off the bottom of his bat. Bishnoi rang a long way and got a touch but could not hold on to it. OUT! Klaasen finally dismissed!! He was looking to finish the game off with a big hit but could not clear the distance. Bishnoi, who dropped him earlier in the over, takes the catrch.
Harshal to bowl the 17th over
|Klaasen has now scored his highest individual score in T20Is.|
South Africa 138-4 in 16 overs: SIX! This time it is David Miller with the maximum. Nothing technical about that shot, just pure muscle. SIX! Not a good ball by Chahal and Klaasen makes optimum use by sending the ball to the stands. SIX! South Africa is destroying India here. A disappointing last over by Chahal as the ball goes out for another six.
Chahal to bowl his last over
South Africa 115-4 in 15 overs: FOUR! It was not the greatest pull shot but he did enough to send the ball to the ropes. For a second, it looked it the ball would find a fielder but it dropped safe and trickled to the ropes. Everything working out for Klaasen right now.
Avesh Khan to bowl his third over
South Africa 108-4 in 14 overs: HALF CENTURY FOR KLAASEN! What an innings it has been for Klaasen who came in as De Kock’s replacement. This is his fourth fifty and second against India. SIX! There is no stopping Klaasen right now. Klaasen uses his bottom wrist and the ball clears the ropes with ease.
Hardik to bowl the 14th over.
South Africa 98-4 in 13 overs: FOUR! A good start by Bavuma as he finds the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a four. OUT! Chahal strikes! Bavuma could not read the length and the middle stump is dislodged. FOUR! A bit of luck for the South Africans. The ball flies past slip and races to the ropes.
Chahal brought to bowl his third over
South Africa 89-3 in 12 overs: FOUR! Klaasen is hurting India here. He makes room and hits the ball to the boundary. The short extra cover fielder dived but could not get a touch. SIX! Great hitting by Klaasen as the ball beats the ropes and ends in the crowd. FOUR! It was a good slog sweep by Klaasen and the ball reaches the ropes.
Axar Patel to bow the 12th over
South Africa 70-3 in 11 overs: FOUR! Bavuma opens the face of the bat and sends the ball to short third. A good shot by the Proteas skipper. FOUR! Very good batting by Klaasen. He places the ball nicley past the fielder inside the circle and theball races to the ropes. FOUR! Klaasen with a boundary again. He steps out, makes room and sends the ball over backward point to the ropes.
Hardik to bowl his second over
South Africa 57-3 in 10 overs: FOUR! Klaasen is punishing India here. That was just pure power as the ball raced towards the wide long-on boundary. Eight from the over as South reach the halfway stage.
Patel back for his second over
South Africa 49-3 in 9 overs: FOUR! A welcome boundary for South Africa as Klaasen finds the ropes with a classy loft over extra-cover. SIX! A maximum by Klaasen this time. Klassen, on his back-knee, clears the ropes with a slog sweep over midwicket.
Chahal to bowl his second over
South Africa 33-3 in 8 overs: A good start by Harshal. It has been an economical over so far with just two runs conceded. A good first over by Harshal. Just three runs conceded in his first oiver.
Harshal Patel to bowl his first over
South Africa 31-3 in 7 overs: Just four runs conceded by Chahal in his first over. A good start for him.
Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl the seventh and his first over
South Africa 29-3 in 6 overs: OUT! Bhuvneshwar strikes again and this time he clean bowls Dussen, dislodging the off stump. One run and one wicket- a terrific third over for Bhuvneshwar.
Bhuvneshwar back for his third over
South Africa 28-2 in 5 overs: A massive LBW appeal as he the ball Bavuma’s pads but the umpire says no. India does not go for a review and it was a good call. It was angling towards leg. FOUR! Another four for Bavuma as he hits the ball wide of midwicket.
Avesh Khan back into the attack
South Africa 21-2 in 4 overs: SIX! An audacious shot by Bavuma. He gets across and lifts the shot over Pant’s head. The connection was so well that the ball went straight for a six.
Hardik Pandya to bowl the fourth over
South Africa 13-2 in 3 overs: FOUR! A short arm jab straight over the bowler’s head as Pretorious gets his first boundary of the match. OUT! Bhuvneshwar strikes again and Pretorious is caught by Avesh Khan in backward square leg. The ball was up for a long time and Khan did well to watch the ball under the lights and take the catch. Rassie Van der Dussen in at No 4.
Kumar back for his second over
South Africa 9-1 in 2 overs: FOUR! A clever and opportunistic shot by Bavuma as there was a thick outside edge. It was a good cut shot and the South Africa skipper finds the third man boundary.
Avesh Khan brought into the attack.
South Africa 5-1 in 1 over: Bhuvneshwar starts by bowling two consecutive dots. Off the mark! South Africa off the mark as Bavuma takes a single. FOUR! A great shot by Hendricks as he punches it through the covers. BOWLED! What a bowl and what a way to finish your first over. Kumar dismisses Hendricks
Bavuma and Hendricks to begin the South African chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the ball in hand for India.
|India finishes with 148 runs on the board. South Africa needs 149 runs to win the match and take a 2-0 lead in the series.|
We will back shortly after a break. Stay tuned!
India 148-6 in 20 overs: A great start to the over as Harshal hits the ball over mid off for a four. SIX! A brilliant shot by Karthik as he hits the ball over mid-off. SIX! DK is on a roll here. Another maximum by Karthik. Looking to finish on a high. 18 runs from the final over.
Pretorious to bowl the final over
India 130-6 in 19 overs: Karthik and Patel rotating the strike by taking quick singles. FOUR! A breath of fresh air for India as Karthik finds the ropes. It was a pull shot which found the gap between fine leg and deep square leg. FOUR! Another four by the DK. This time, he opens the face of the bat and hits it wide of short third man.
Nortje to bowl the penultimate over.
A brilliant spell by Rabada. 1-15 in four overs.
India 118-6 in 18 overs: It has been 24 balls since the last boundary. FOUR! A boundary finally. Harshal Patel opens the face of the bat and picks up the gap well. It was a full toss by Rabada and Patel made the most of it as the ball raced to the deep point boundary.
Rabada to bowl his last over
India 112-6 in 17 overs: Karthik shuffles across for a ramp but Nortje fends it wide and beats the outside-edge. A single to deep mid-wicket. OUT! Knocked him over. Nortje cleans up Axar with a fiery ball that steams through the gates.
India 109-5 in 16 overs: In the air! Karthik nearly chips the ball straight to Bavuma at mid-off. The batters struggle to find the gaps. Another five-run over.
India 104-5 in 15 overs: Parnell bowls out after another excellent over. Karthik trying to find his feet as five runs come off the over.
India 99-5 in 14 overs: FOUR. Streaky inside-edge for Axar that skims low past Klassen for a boundary. A single to follow. Edged and Gone! A cheeky slower-ball rises from the length and Iyer nicks it straight to the keeper. India loses its fifth and is in a spot of bother as Dinesh Karthik walks in.
India 92-4 in 13 overs: DROPPED! What an effort by Bavuma. He was at full stretch but could not catch the ball off Pandya’s bat. BOWLED! The ball was classy and so was the celebration that followed. Pandya was cramped for room as looked to hit a cut shot but instead saw the leg stumps getting decimated.
Parnell to bowl the 13th over
India 87-3 in 12 overs: SIX! Iyer hits a six off the first ball. It was not the cleanest connection but he still managed to clear the ropes. Nine runs from the over.
Maharaj back for his second over
India 78-3 in 11 overs: Shamsi appeals for a LBW as Pandya misses his attempted sweep and the ball hits the pads. The umpire says no. South Africa goes a review but the decision is upheld. Pandya safe for now. FOUR! Pandya ends the over in style as he drives the ball to the deep point area for a four.
Tabraiz Shamsi back for his second over.
India 69-3 in 10 overs: OUT! PANT DEPARTS! What a start by Maharaj. He bowled wide outside off. Pant stepped out and hit the ball high in the air. It landed straight to the fielder at deep point. Hardik Pandya in at No 5. A terrific first over by Maharaj- three runs conceded and a wicket.
Keshav Maharaj brought into the attack
India 68-2 in 9 overs: A good opening over by Shamsi till now. Just three runs conceded in four balls. FOUR! Iyer, down the track, finds the gap between deep midwicket and long-on for the boundary. SIX! Iyer clears the straight long-off boundary easily. Such a clean strike that was.
Bavuma finally introduces spin. Tabraiz Shamsi to bowl the ninth.
India 54-2 in 8 overs: Pant and Iyer content with running singles for now. India would need a good partnership to get its innings going again.
Dwaine Pretorious to bowl the eighth over
India captain Risabh Pant at the crease now
India 48-2 in 7 overs: FOUR! A lovely cut-shot by Kishan. He beat the fielder backward point diving to his right. Third man has no chance of getting to the ball. OUT! Nortje gets Kishan who was starting to look dangerous. It was a good short ball and Kishan could not control his shot. The ball landed straight to ther man at deep square leg.
Anrich Nortje back into the attack
India 42-1 in 6 overs: SIX! What a start to te over by Kishan. It was a slower ball but Kishan wasn’t deceived. He gets a clean connection and hits the ball over the midwicket boundary. India finishes the over wiith 11 runs.
Dwaine Pretorius to bowl the sixth over
India 31/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Parnell conceded a single from the first two balls but Kishan muscles the third ball to the square leg boundary. India finishes the over with a single. Good running between the wickets by Kishan and Iyer.
Parnell back for his second over
India 25/1 in 4 overs: Iyer takes a single off Nortje’s first ball. SIX! A terrific shot by Kishan. Kishan hits it against the angle and lifts the ball over midwicket. SIX! Kishan on a roll here. This time, he lifts the ball over the backward square leg boundary as it lands into the elated Barabati crowd.
Anrich Nortje brought into the attack
India 12/1 in 3 overs: A good start by Rabada with three consecutive dot balls. Just one run conceded by Rabada in his second over.
Rabada to bowl his second over
India 11/1 in 2 overs: A good start by Parnell as he bowls two consecutive dot balls. FOUR! Shreyas Iyer off the mark with a well timed shot. The ball was timed into the gap to the right of cover point. India gets three runs as the fielder in mid-on chases back to pull it in before it trickles over the boundary.
Wayne Parnell to bowl the second over
India 3/1 in 1 over: A confident shot by Gaikwad as he faces the first ball by Rabada.. A good sound from the bat. Gaikwad gets off the mark with a single. WIDE! Gaikwad does not need to duck as the ball goes over his head. OUT! Gaikwad slices the ball to behind square and the man at backward point catches the ball.
Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad to open the innings for the men in blue. Kagiso Rabada to bowl the first over for South Africa.
6:55 pm: Five minutes to go! Stay tuned!
Rishabh Pant (Caption) of Indian and Temba Babuma (Caption)of South Africa at the toss during the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa held at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. – SPORTZPICS
6:35 pm: Team news!!
India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen, Temba Bavuma (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Two changes for South Africa. Quinton de Kock has a hand injury, and Tristan Stubbs is also out. Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen come in as replacements.
India are unchanged. “We didn’t do anything wrong in the last match,” Pant says. “We just need to improve the execution,” said the India captain
6:30 pm: TOSS RESULT!!
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma has won the toss and elected to bowl first.
6:27 pm: PITCH REPORT
“The pitch has a fair bit of grass but dry grass. So it won’t help the seamers much. The pitch sounds little bit hollow. It hasn’t got enough sun so there is a bit of moisture. The dew hasn’t been great over the last couple of nights so that is a good news for the bowlers. A score of 170 should be enough,” says expert Deep Dasgupta in the pre-match buildup.”
6:22 pm: STAT- Kagiso Rabada is one wicket away from 50 T20I wickets. If he gets there in this series, he will be the second-fastest South African to the milestone, after Imran Tahir, who achieved it in 31 matches.
6:08 pm: The bowling attacks of both teams will be eyeing something similar with significant swing available through the air on the eve of the match. Wayne Parnell said that the pitch will be fairly tough for bowlers, despite the patches of green on the surface.
Temperatures will be cooler than in Delhi. The temperature is expected to rise to 37 degrees Celsius, but the 64% humidity may mean it won’t feel too much different.
5:45 pm- IND vs SA DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM
Wicketkeeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – Shreyas Iyer (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Ishan Kishan
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Team Composition: IND 6:5 SA Credits left: 3.0
5:30 pm- Predicted XI for both teams!
India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
5:15 pm- Head-to-Head record!
In the last five matches between the two teams, both India and South Africa have two wins each. One match was abandoned without a bowl being bowled.
IND vs SA 2nd T20I: India eyes comeback after initial stumble against South Africa
The Indian bowlers will go through yet another test of bowling on a small ground when the host meets South Africa with a hope to bounce back in the second T20I at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday.
The first of the five-match series was a lesson for the Indian bowlers, who faced the heat of the Proteas firepower in Delhi and witnessed a 200-plus total getting overhauled comfortably.
Miller, VD Dussen stun India as SA pulls off record chase
Experienced seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar admitted that the home bowlers needed to perform better.
On a lighter vein, Bhuvneshwar said, “I wish South Africa dropped Miller, but they will not do so.” In saying so, he underlined the southpaw’s imperious form.
Apart from Miller, who seems to be playing in an extended Indian Premier League, India will look to negate the threats of the clean-hitting Rassie van der Dussen – who combined with Miller to fashion South Africa’s biggest run chase – the seasoned Quinton de Kock, versatile captain Temba Bavuma and other big hitters in the opponent’s camp.
Rassie van der Dussen: IPL experience helped us pull off a win tonight
The Barabati Stadium, which is ready to host the second T20I between India and South Africa here on Sunday, is in best shape ever with a lot of renovation done to the 64-year-old venue.
Newly-installed floodlights, a sand based ground for better drainage, full rain cover for the entire field of play, new super sopper, modern fire safety measures, renovation of an old stand, refurbishment of the dressing rooms, corporate box and press box and overall beautification of the stadium are some of the features which give the ground a fresh look.
The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has procured the service of Bengal curator Sujan Mukherjee to effectively handle the situation in case of rain.
The venue last hosted an international match when India took on West Indies in December 2019.
India may be tempted to do some experiments by fielding a few IPL stars, such as Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
As Ishan Kishan blasted a half-century and Hardik Pandya played a cameo in the middle order in Delhi, the Rishabh Pant-led India would like to see its batters continue in destructive mode.
In humid and possibly overcast conditions, the home batters need to handle skillful South African pacers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Wayne Parnell – who can mix things up and use the short ball well – as effectively as possible.
South Africa will play a T20I at the venue for the second time. The last match between the two teams in 2015 was marred by an unpleasant bottle-throwing incident.
Barabati, which is staging an international match after two-and-a-half years, had more than 10,000 fans during Indian team’s practice on Saturday and may have a full house on the match day.
India: Rishabh Pant (c, wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Dwayne Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Tristan Stubbs, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Where and when to watch?
|The second T20I between India and South Africa will be live telecast on Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 3, Star Sports 3 and streamed live on Disney+Hotstar from 7PM IST.|