David Miller slammed an unbeaten 106(47) but South Africa lost by 16 runs. The decision to bowl first backfired for Temba Bavuma as India set a very big 237/3 in 20 overs in the second T20I in Guwahati on Sunday. In response, David Miller slammed an unbeaten 106(47) as South Africa managed 221-3 in 20 overs. Quinton de Kock too returned unbeaten after smashing 69 off 48 balls. The Proteas lost Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw early as Arshdeep Singh packing the duo on 0 in his first over.
KL Rahul (57) and Rohit Sharma (43) put on a 96-run opening stand to set the foundation for India at the Barsapara cricket stadium. Suryakumar Yadav (61) then took centre stage as he smashed five boundaries and as many sixes en route to his 102-run stand off just 40 balls with Virat Kohli (49 not out). Dinesh Karthik then made some lusty blows in his seven-ball 17 not out.
Keshav Maharaj (2/23) was the most successful bowler for South Africa but it turned out to be a disastrous day for the Proteas bowling unit. For India, Arshdeep Singh (2/62) and Axar Patel (1/53) were the wicket-takers.
India: 237 for 3 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 61, KL Rahul 57, Virat Kohli 49 not out; Keshav Maharaj 2/23). South Africa: 221 for 3 in 20 overs (David Miller 106 not out, Quinton de Kock 69 not out; Arshdeep Singh 2/62).