IND vs SA 2nd T20I: That moment of World Cup 2011 will be fresh in everyone’s mind even today, when Team India was moving towards victory in the final and then Wankhede Stadium was filled with the echo of AR Rahman’s famous song Vande Mataram. Remembering that moment, even today, the hair of Indian players stands. Something similar was seen during the second T20 played between India and South Africa. On Sunday night, the stadium of Cuttack also shook with the echo of this song. Its video is becoming very viral on social media.
Talking about the competition, South Africa defeated India by 4 wickets in the second T20. Batting first, India scored 148 for 6 in 20 overs in the match played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. In reply, South Africa won with 10 balls to spare thanks to the excellent partnership between captain Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen. After the win, South Africa took a 2-0 lead in the series. Heinrich Klaasen played a career-best and match-winning innings of 81 runs in 46 balls with the help of 7 fours and 5 sixes. Klaasen scored his fourth career and second half-century against India.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India off to a great start with three wickets in the powerplay. But captain Temba Bavuma, along with Klaasen, put India on the back foot with a 41-ball 64 for the fourth wicket. Temba Bavuma scored 35 runs in 30 balls.
Indian batsmen found it difficult to play against the tight bowling of South Africa, as the team could only manage 148 for six in the second T20 International of the five-match series on a difficult pitch in Barabati on Sunday.