South Africa beat India by six wickets, level series 1-1: As it happened

JP Duminy ended the proceedings with two consecutive sixes as South Africa chase down 189 with eight balls to spare

India vs South africa live score Yuzvendra Chahal was taken apart by Heinrich Klaasen. (Source: BCCI)

It wasn’t a good day in the office for a change for Kohli and co. JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen then scored 93 off 50 balls for the third wicket and that pretty much took the game away from India. Although the visitors got two more wickets, with rains being a constant threat Duminy finished things off with two consecutive sixes to help South Africa to the target with 8 balls to spare. It was quite a game at the end of it all and, just as in the ODI series, South Africa strike back just when it looked like they had given up.

  1. 12:53AM
    22 Feb, 18
    Consecutive sixes from JP Duminy does it, South Africa beat India by six wickets

    South Africa level the series. Shocked the Indian faces doting the crowd, they are not used to seeing their team lose a match nowadays. JP Duminy finishes things off in style and there is no doubt that his name will be tossed about when the man of the match is being decided

  2. 12:48AM
    22 Feb, 18
    South Africa 173/4, need 16 off 12

    South Africa have the upper hand it may seem but the drizzles means that if they lose a wicket, there is a very good chance that they may fall behind the par score. Unadkat gives away a wide in the penultimate over and that is something India simply won't want

  3. 12:37AM
    22 Feb, 18
    South Africa 156/4, need 33 to win off 24

    Behardien and Duminy put the pressure right back on India. 14 runs come off the 16th over bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. The wrist spinner has had an absolute shocker today, given away 64 runs in four overs

  4. 12:30AM
    22 Feb, 18
    GONE! David Miller, c Thakur, b Pandya, South Africa 141/4

    And India nibble their way back into the match. There were some quiet deliveries after the wicket of Klaasen and Miller was bound to look to go big again. The return of rains meant that South Africa have to keep themselves ahead of the par total. Miller is dismissed for 5

  5. 12:24AM
    22 Feb, 18
    GONE! Heinrich Klaasen c Dhoni, b Unadkat

    And the Klaasen show ends. An offcuter again from Unadkat and it does the trick. It straightens up after pitching and Klaasen looks to swing with it, ends up nicking it behind.

  6. 12:12AM
    22 Feb, 18
    South Africa 105/2 after 11.3 overs

    It's the Heinrich Klaasen show for the moment. He has got to his maiden T20I fifty and India are desperately fishing around for a wicket here. South Africa need  84 to win off 52

  7. 11:58PM
    21 Feb, 18
    South Africa 71/2 after 8.1 overs

    They are still behind the DLS par score but it seems it has stopped drizzling in Centurion. Klaasen and Duminy have now put up 35 for the third wicket. It is more or less a balanced contest for the moment, India might still be having their noses ahead. Those who missed out Dhoni's assault in the final overs, we have you covered

  8. 11:46PM
    21 Feb, 18
    South Africa 54/2 after 6.1 overs

    South Africa are playing with an eye on the DLS par score now. They needed to be 55 at the end of six overs but, despite the efforts of Heinrich Klaasen, could not get there. Now, they need to be 60 at the end of this over

  9. 11:40PM
    21 Feb, 18
    OUT! Reeza Hendricks 26, c Pandya, b Thakur, South Africa 38/2

    DLS par score after five overs is 41 and South Africa were playing with that in mind. But Hendricks was unable to hit it far enough and ends up giving an easy catch to Hardik Pandya at deep square leg. 

  10. 11:34PM
    21 Feb, 18
    GONE! JJ Smuts c Raina, B Unadkat, South Africa 24/1

    And there goes the first one. Smuts tries to break the shackles, ends up breaking in them, slower deliver takes the leading edge and Raina comes running in from cover to take the catch. 

  11. 11:31PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India's belly has stepped up today and they are getting some applause
  12. 11:30PM
    21 Feb, 18
    South Africa 15/0 after 3 overs

    A rather quiet start to the chase from the Proteas. A couple of fours have come for them. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled two and one has come from Shardul Thakur. It also looks like there is a slight drizzle. 

  13. 11:06PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 188/4 after 20 overs, MS Dhoni finishes in style

    Dhoni slams 17 off the last over, India have set a target of 189 for South Africa to chase. MS Dhoni took Indian fans on a trip down the memory lane. The former Indian captain slammed 17 off the last over as he and Manish Pandey slammed 98 runs for the fifth wicket. Dhoni was playing second fiddle to Pandey for a better part of the innings as the latter resurrected the Indian innings after a rare failure from the Indian top order. Pandey ended the innings with 79 off 48 balls while Dhoni scored 52 off 28.

  14. 11:01PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 170/4 after 19 overs

    Dhoni dropped at deep midwicket and it goes for six off Dala's hands. Chris Morris, who had bowled a maiden first over, has been disastrous in the rest. Dhoni and Pandey have turned things around for India here 

  15. 10:56PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 162/4 after 17 overs

    India's middle order steps up, Manish Pandey has moved to 76 and is striking the ball to boundary on a frequent basis. MS Dhoni is ably assisting him and it is no secret that it is near to impossible to get the former captain out once he has his eyes set. He has chipped in with a couple of fours of his own and this partnership has moved beyond 70 now

  16. 10:47PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 142/4 after 16.3 overs

    50 partnership between MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey and that has come from an overthrow and a rather lucky boundary that went off the edge of MS Dhoni. Pandey, meanwhile, moves to 65. These two have given a good platform for India to set a good total for the Proteas to chase

  17. 10:43PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 130/4 after 15.1 overs

    50 for Manish Pandey and he celebrates that by slamming a six off Chris Morris off the very next ball. This is turning into a good partnership now, 41 has come out of it. 

  18. 10:38PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 116/4 after 14 overs

    MSD gets into the party! JJ Smuts gets a nice slap from the former Indian captain and he lets it soar to the stands straight and low. Pandey, meanwhile is on 49. That six, unfortunately is a bit of an island in the sea as India are unable to do anything more than what is coming in between the wickets

  19. 10:28PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 97/4 after 11 overs

    JJ Smuts bowls the 11th over and gives away just five runs. MS Dhoni has now come on to give Pandey company. Once again, India have to work on getting their run-rate up and running. 

  20. 10:24PM
    21 Feb, 18
    OUT! Suresh Raina LBW Phehlukwayo, India 90/4

    Just as India were breaking the shackles, South Africa strike. Raina tries to play across the line and misses it completely. But does it go on to miss off stump? Doesn't matter, India don't take the review and lose a fourth. 

  21. 10:20PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 85/3 after 10 overs

    Pandey takes Shamsi for a ride. After that four, a double and then two consecutive sixes off the willow of Pandey

  22. 10:16PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 70/3 after 9.1 overs

    Manish Pandey was almost dismissed as he and Raina tried to take a single. A direct hit would have got him but he survived. He then edged one off Paterson for a four and then dispatched another to the boundary off Shamsi. Shackle breaking shots these

  23. 10:13PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 58/3 after 8 overs

    India had scored more than 70 runs at the end of the first seven overs in the first T20I, not quite this time. The run rate has plummetted since the wickets of Dhawan and Kohli. Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina are in the middle and they have been dealing in singles and dot balls so far

  24. 10:00PM
    21 Feb, 18
    GONE! Virat Kohli c Klaasen, b Dala, India 45/3

    One captain struck in the 4th over, the other dismissed in the fifth. This one is back of a length and rises on the Kohli and takes his gloves before going to Klaasen. The South Africans are running around like kids when they hear that school is closed for the day, India lose their man in form

  25. 9:55PM
    21 Feb, 18
    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Behardien, b Duminy, India 44/1

    And that ends the mini-carnage. Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina were looking like they could flatten any hopes the Proteas would have gained out of that good start but not to be. Captain Duminy takes the ball and gives a nice low full toss, Dhawan takes the bait, goes down the track, ends up with a shot straight down the throat of mid-on. 

  26. 9:48PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 28/1 after 3 ovs

    Well how about that for a reply. Dhawan was fumbling about in the first over against Chris Morris but he returns and the Indian opener sends him all over the park. four, six and a four to start off the over, a dot ball to catch breath and then a six again from Dhawan. 

  27. 9:44PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 8/1 after 2 ovs

    Suresh Raina let's off some of the steam that has building on the Indians with a boundary. Two doubles from the second and the last ball means that India get eight off that over but South Africa have also crucially got Rohit Sharma

  28. 9:39PM
    21 Feb, 18
    GONE! Rohit Sharma LBW Dala, India 0/1

    He is gone first ball too and this time they don't review, South Africa are off to a flier here. Full delivery swinging into the right-hander and he is plumb, India 0/1

  29. 9:37PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India 0/0 after 1 over

    A maiden first over from Morris, how about that. The pitch is doing all sorts of things. Dhawan was given out LBW off the very first ball he faced, he went for the review and there was a slight inside edge. But this is  a good start for the Proteas

  30. 9:08PM
    21 Feb, 18
    South Africa win TOSS

    JP Duminy has won the toss and has asked India to bat first in this second encounter against India. This is another instance in the series where Virat Kohli has lost the toss and has been asked to bat first. India have made a change after Jasprit Bumrah was replaced by Shardul Thakur. 

  31. 8:48PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India vs South Africa Live Score

    Hello! Welcome to live coverage of the second T20I clash between India and South Africa. India have been in fine touch in the limited overs fixtures. After clinching the six-match ODI series, the visitors now lead the three-match T20I series 1-0.