India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Highlights – Feb 21, 2018

India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Highlights – Feb 21, 2018, IND v SA highlights today – Second twenty/20 from SuperSport Park, Centurion (South Africa) Wednesday 21st February 2018. In the first t20 match India batted first and scored 203 runs with five wickets down, in reply South Africa scored 175 runs with 9 wickets down in 20 Overs. S Dhawan scored 72 runs off 39 balls and RR Hendricks scored 70 runs off 50 balls. B Kumar took five wickets in that match in 4 overs with 24 runs. With India looking to close out the series after a strong performance in the opener, they are unlikely to make any changes. The only changes South Africa could make to the batting line-up is the inclusion of uncapped batsman Christiaan Jonker, but it will have to be at the expense of one of their experienced players, so they might save him for Cape Town. Aaron Phangiso could get a look-in instead of Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa have won the toss and will bowl first.

JP Duminy: Reasons are different, some rain around, it’s the best way forward. Same team. From a basic point of view, bat, bowl, field, we need to do that better.
Virat Kohli: The toss is not in your hands, we would have liked to bowl first too with weather around. We need to bat well. Jasprit has got some abdomen stiffness, good he explained to us what he was feeling. Shardul Thakur comes in.”

India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Manish Pandey, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.

South Africa team/playing XI
1 Reeza Hendricks 2 Jon-Jon Smuts 3 JP Duminy (capt), 4 David Miller, 5 Farhaan Behardien, 6 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Dane Paterson, 10 Junior Dala, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi/Aaron Phangiso.

Match Timings: 18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

It’s SuperSport Park groundsman Bryan Bloy’s last chance this summer to prepare a pitch the South African team are satisfied with. Despite winning the Test at this venue, South Africa complained about the slowness and turn in the surface and then went on to lose by nine wickets and eight wickets in the second and sixth ODI respectively. India’s spinners took 11 wickets in those two matches, so Bloy’s main challenge will be to create a surface that does not spin. South Africa will want a high-scoring surface with no turn if Bloy is to get into their good books by next summer. There is an 80% chance of afternoon thundershowers, which could delay the start of the match.

India tour of South Africa 2nd T20I (N) Highlights

Umpires – Shaun George, Bongani Jele
TV Umpires – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – T20I no. 654

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