South African skipper Jp Duminy played a superb knock of 64 runs to guide South Africa to a comfortable 6 wickets against India in the second T-20 at Centurion on Wednesday.
Yuzvendra Chahal had a forgettable day with the ball, as he finished with figures of 0/64 in 4 overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was India’s best bowler in the previous T-20 international, was surprisingly not given the full quota of 4 overs. He was the only economical bowler for India.
After being sent by South Africa, India got off to a bad start by losing Rohit Sharma leg before wicket to Junior Dala in the first delivery.
Shikhar Dhawan followed soon after a brisk 24 runs. India skipper Virat Kohli who was in superb form could not get going as he was dismissed for a single digit.
Suresh Raina stabilised the Indian innings in the middle overs as he made a useful 30 runs before being dismissed too Andile Phehlukwayo in the 11th over.
MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey teared away the Proteas bowlers with boundaries and sixes. Pandey hit six fours and three sixes while Dhoni hammered 4 fours and three sixes to take India to a imposing total of 188 in the alloted 20 overs. India scored 103 runs in the last 10 overs.
Junior Dala was the only economical bowler for the hosts as he finished his four overs with 2/28.