India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Highlights: South Africa Beat India By 5 Wickets, Take Unassailable 1-0 Series Lead


India Vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Proteas win by five wickets in Gqeberha.© AFP




India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, Highlights: Reeza Hendricks scored a quickfire 49 as South Africa defeated India by five wickets (DLS) in a rain-hit second T20I in Gqeberha. With the win, the Proteas took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series, ahead of the series-decider on Thursday. The first T20I was washed out due to rain in Centurion. Earlier, India were 180/7 in 19.3 before rain came pouring down hard on the field. Rinku Singh was unbeaten on 68 off 39 while Gerald Coetzee was on a hattrick. This comes after South Africa had rocked India with the early wickets of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, respectively. However, captain Suryakumar Yadav set the tone for a big total with his quickfire fifty. (Scorecard)

Here are the Highlights of the 2nd T20I match between India and South Africa, straight from Durban:







  • 00:32 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: SA beat India!

    Reeza Hendricks’ quickfire 49 powers proved to be the difference in the end as South Africa win by five wickets (DLS) in the second T20I. They now have an unassailable lead in the series.

  • 00:20 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Timed with ease!

    Flicked off the pads for a six! Miller adjusts his feet and times this one into the stands. Now the RRR is below 6.

    SA: 139/5 (12.4)

  • 00:16 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: India waste DRS!

    Mukesh with a confident appeal but this was seem to be sliding down the leg. Replays show that the ball was missing the leg stumps by 4-5 inches. Wasted DRS by India

    SA: 128/5 (12.1)

  • 00:08 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Easy pickings for Miller!

    Just misses the diving first slip! Siraj gets the better of Miller, but the inside goes past first slip for a boundary. SA have regained control

    SA: 123/5 (11.1)

  • 00:02 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Siraj strikes!

    Miyan magic! Klaasen holes out and India have pegged back SA. He looked for the pull – certainly his most productive shot – but failed to clear Jaiswal, placed at midwicket

    Heinrich Klaasen c Jaiswal b Mohammed Siraj 7 (5)

    SA: 108/4 

  • 23:59 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Taken at cover!

    Heartbreak for Hendricks! He chips this straight to Surya at cover. Hendricks looked to loft, but ended up playing away from his body. Throws his wicket on 49

    Reeza Hendricks c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 49 (27)

    SA: 108/3

  • 23:52 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Markram is gone!

    Mukesh strikes and Markram is gone! Doesn’t get the desired connection and elevation this time. Easy catch for Siraj in the deep. Can India make a comeback from here?

    Aiden Markram c Mohammed Siraj b Mukesh Kumar 30 (17)

    SA: 96/2 (7.5)

  • 23:50 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: This one goes all the way!

    Mukesh misses the yorker and Markram obliges! Gets the perfect elevation as he picks this one and deposits this over wide long-on. SA are well and truly cruising

    SA: 96/1 (7.4)

  • 23:45 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: That was close!

    Close escape for Markram! Jadeja almost squeezed this one but an outside edge was enough to beat the stumps. Gets the boundary as well. The umpire has changed the ball due to the extremely wet conditions.

    IND: 83/1 (6.2)

  • 23:39 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Fearless batting from Hendricks!

    Hendricks finds the gap once again! Nothing seems to be going in India’s favour at the moment. Arshdeep looks clueless. He guides it late to beat deep point to his left

  • 23:31 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Another big over for SA!

    14, 20, 4 and now 13 in Mukesh’s first over! This is colossal batting from the Proteas. Jadeja made some recovery but South Africa have come out of the blocks real quick

    SA: 56 (4)

  • 23:25 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Run Out!

    That’s a terrible mix-up! Breetzke has to walk back. Confusion between the batters, and India have the breakthrough from an unlikely source. 

    Matthew Breetzke run out (Tilak Varma/Jadeja/Sharma) 16 (7)

    SA: 42/1 (2.5)

  • 23:22 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Henricks goes bang!

    This one is even bigger! It’s Hendricks this time. Poor from Arshdeep. He picked it up from just outside off, and had a free swipe to deposit it beyond the ground.

    SA: 38/0 (2)

  • 23:20 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Goes all the way for a six!

    On a length around middle and leg, and Breetzke has swiped this over fine leg. Another expensive over so far for India. SA are on the charge. 

  • 23:17 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Hendricks on fire!

    Excellent first over for SA! 14 runs off that Mohammed Siraj over. Reeza Hendricks delivering the goods for the Proteas

    SA: 14/0 (1)

  • 23:12 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: We are back underway!

    The match restarts after a rain delay with South Africa’s chase. They need to chase 152 in 15 overs.

  • 23:00 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Revised playing conditions are here!

    The match has been reduced to 15 overs a side. The action will resume at 11:10 PM. The Indian bowlers are having a throw near the boundary line. SA’s revised target is 152

  • 22:52 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Good news from the center!

    The covers are coming off in Gqeberha and the match might resume anytime soon. There were loud cheers the moment the covers were moved

  • 22:15 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Rain has arrived in at St. George’s Park!

    Rain stops play in Gqeberha! This could well be the end of the innings if there’s is a lengthy delay. Rinku Singh was looking dangerous.

    IND: 180/7 (19.3)

  • 22:14 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Coetzee on a hattrick!

    Two wickets in two balls for Gerald Coetzee! First Jadeja, and now it’s Arshdeep who falls prey of his variations. Good comeback from Coetzee. He is on a hattrick

    IND: 180/7 (19.3)

  • 22:09 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Rinku goes berserk!

    Rinku has absolutely tonked this! He jumps down and wallops him straight over the bowler’s head. Back-to-back sixes for the main in form. 200 seems achievable from here

    IND: 178/6 (19)

  • 21:59 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Rinku brings up his 50!

    That’s fifty for Rinku! Excellent knock under pressure from the southpaw. Just 30 balls taken. He might go all in from here as India eye 180+ on the board

    IND: 144/5 (15.4)

  • 21:55 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: OUT!

    Jitesh tries to make some room by picking out the gap. Instead holes out to Stubbs, who makes no mistake running across from deep midwicket. Another wicket for SA

    Jitesh Sharma c Stubbs b Markram 1 (3)

    IND: 142/5 (15.2)

  • 21:44 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: SKY holes out!

    Surya tries to take the aerial route, and was wanting to go a bit squarer. Instead hits it straight to Jansen at long-off. Shamsi is jubilant. 

    Suryakumar Yadav c Jansen b Shamsi 56 (36)

    IND: 125/4 (13.5)

  • 21:37 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: All about the placement from Rinku!

    Bac-to-back boundaries for Rinku! He slashes on both occasions and picks out the gap. He moves into the 20s. Stunning placement from Rinku

    IND: 115/3 (12.2)

  • 21:31 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: 50 up for SKY in no time!

    Fifty up for SKY with that single! Another solid knock from the Indian captain. Excellent over for India. This partnership is shaping up nicely.

    IND: 93/3 (10.3)

  • 21:22 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Rinku survives!

    Rinku tries the switch hit but fails to get any connection on it. Klaasen takes the bails off but he is safe. Great awareness from Rinku to keep his foot on the ground

    IND: 77/3 (9.3)

  • 21:16 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Vintage from Surya!

    SKY makes some room and paddles this over backward square leg for a boundary! Vintage SKY on offer. 

    IND: 73/3 (8.1)

  • 21:09 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: OUT!

    Edged and taken in the deep! Back of a length ball outside off, Tilak carves it and gets decent connection. However, Jansen is stationed perfectly at deep third. He takes it brilliantly

    Tilak Varma c Jansen b Coetzee 29 (20)

    IND: 36/3 (5.5)

  • 20:56 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Surya goes bang!

    Back to back boundaries for the Indian captain. The previous one went all the distance. This time he stays still and creams it through covers for a four. Another big over for the visitors

    IND: 40/2 (4)

  • 20:51 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Colossal Tilak!

    Excellent batting from Tilak! Releases the pressure with some lusty blows. 19 off that Jansen over. This partnership would be key for India

    IND: 25/2 (3)

  • 20:48 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Big wicket for SA!

    Struck on the pads and Gill gets his marching orders! Goes for the DRS but this looks plumb. Replay shows three red lights. Both openers out for a duck

    Shubman Gill lbw b Williams 0 (2)

    IND: 6/2 (1.6)

  • 20:38 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Dropped!

    Dropped by Miller this time! Similar shot, but this time it was struck firmly by Tilak Varma. Miller thought he had it but the ball fell out of his hand. Big let off for India

    IND: 1/1 (0.4)

  • 20:36 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: OUT!

    Cut hard by Jaiswal and Miller takes a blinder! Jasiwal stands tall but still couldn’t get on top of the bounce. Caught by Miller at backward point

    Yashasvi Jaiswal c Miller b Jansen 0 (3)

    IND: 0/1 (0.3)

  • 20:30 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: We are about to get underway!

    Jaiswal has joined Gill in the middle. Marco Jansen will bowl the first over. Aiden Markram is adjusting his field. Play ball!

  • 20:14 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Gaikwad out due to…

    The BCCI has issued a medical update regarding Ruturaj Gaikwad. He is unavailable for selection for the 2nd #SAvIND T20I due to illness.

  • 20:12 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Here are the XIs!

    South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi

    India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (capt), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar

  • 20:09 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: SA To Bowl First!

    South Africa captain Aiden Markram won the toss and opted to bat against South Africa in the second T20I. No debutants for them.

    Yashasvi Jaiswal gets the nod ahead of the Ruturaj Gaikwad. Ishan Kishan also misses out as Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh keep their place.

  • 19:57 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: Here’s what Shubman Gill had to say about the series!

    “This series is very important. There aren’t many international T20s before the World Cup. In terms of that very important series. I have played just about 11 T20Is, not many under my belt. I’ll be hoping to get some international T20 experience. Just want to be in a good mental space, then it’s just about executing the shots, especially in this format. [Pressure] At the end of the day, it’s all about bat and ball. It’s all about playing for the team. We have such as strong batting lineup, gives freedom for all to play the game. [On the pull shot] I started practicing the shot from the younger days, I started with a plastic ball on a cement pitch. It was my father’s idea,” Gill said ahead of the toss.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    IND vs SA Live Score: All eyes on Rinku Singh

    Kolkata Knight Riders star Rinku Singh grabbed a lot of limelight with his heroic knocks in the series against Australia. The 25-year-old batter scored 105 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 175. He will now look to continue his batting prowess against South Africa. 

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