Match Over - South Africa won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 21 Feb 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa
  • Man of the Match: H Klaasen


  • Umpire1: A Paleker
  • Umpire2: BP Jele
  • Third Umpire: AT Holdstock



Overs: 18.4 / 20.0

South Africa



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


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JP Duminy: At the toss we spoke about this being a semi-final and taking the series to Newlands. We kept our composure with the bat after taking early wickets. I just thought the way Klaasen came and played with freedom - we kept up with the rate. It was raining pretty similarly in our innings as well but I was comfortable when we were ahead of the rate. [The maiden first over] really set the tone. They came at us but the key for us was taking the wickets and we got three up front. To chase down 189 is a pretty good effort. It'll be nice to play in front of him home crowd [in the next match] and hopefully we put up a spectacle there.

Klaasen: It's really special, at my home ground - it was something I dreamt of as a kid. [About his various sweeps] Not a wicketkeeper thing, you just gotta put the bowler under pressure and show them your skills. I've got a cool, calm head at the moment and I'm pleased with my cricket over the last year and a half.

Heinrich Klaasen is the Man of the Match.

Virat Kohli: It was a tough one for the bowlers. We were looking at 175 with the loss of early wickets. Manish and Raina batted well and then Manish and MS got us to 190. I thought it was a winning total. Then the weather made it hard for the bowlers. Till the 12th over it was fine but the drizzle made it bad. South Africa took calculated risks, credit to them. [About the conditions] We didn't really have problems with the conditions, it was a constant drizzle, was fine to play. We expect them to show a fight and show some heart and they deserved to win tonight.

WATCH - Duminy wins it with a six (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

Amaresh: "Good match... Enjoyed the DLS thrills too... "

Samrat Ahuja: "Fantastic innings under pressure by Duminy! Leading his side to victory! Supported Klaasen well, took over when Klaasen got dismissed, and also got wicket of Dhawan when he was starting to score freely! Match winning performance!"

Tahir: "India were already short of few runs when Kohli missed out. SA missed out last game narrowly but this time they tailored the chase with tight bowling. Pandey's effort looks useless. It was hard to mess with Dumini while Klassen showed his class again."

Prem: "Kohli has a long way to go as a captain. The way MSD used to, making decisions on the field as opposed to conventional textbook practices. "

vipra: "Penultimate over should be bowled by best bowler and it was Bhuvi! and now, the score card read 1 over from him left unused! Pedestrian captaincy today .."

Tony: "Great chase by SA. Klassen/Duminy all class. Hard luck to Dhoni and Pandey on ending up on losing side after good knocks. After quite a few win, Chahal lost this match for India. He may be getting fatigued. He might need to be rested for next game."

9:21pm South Africa have a shot at the series. The teams shake hands as they walk off. My colleague Sid Monga has an observation: "Once again, Kohli keeps his best bowler for the last. Once again, India's best bowler has bowled the fewest overs."
But how good were South Africa? The promotion of Klaasen, the annihilation of Chahal, and Duminy steering the chase from one end. All this followed a batting innings that had put the momentum completely in India's favour. But remember, they snuck in two maidens there as well. It all adds up in the end. It's going to be a good one in Cape Town.

18.4JD Unadkat to JP Duminy, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, in style! South Africa win with eight balls to spare. Unadkat goes for the yorker but ends up putting in an overpitched ball on leg stump. Duminy leans back, gets the front leg out of the way and lifts it over the wide long-on boundary.
18.3JD Unadkat to JP Duminy, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, full toss swatted over square leg. Duminy steps out and suddenly realises he's running at one that could catch him flush in the mid-riff. But he shows incredibly fast hands to get under this and send it sailing.
18.2JD Unadkat to F Behardien, 1 run, offcutter, short and wide outside off. Slashed to third man off the thick outside edge.
18.2JD Unadkat to F Behardien, WIDE, 1 run, short of a length and wide outside off. Left alone.
18.1JD Unadkat to F Behardien, 2 runs, offcutter outside off at a length. Waits for it to arrive and uses his wrists to pull this down to deep square leg.
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 173/4 after 108 balls.
JP Duminy 52 (38b 4x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 4-0-31-1
F Behardien 13 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Prem: "@nakul - that's not true. Everyone is a professional and should accept when they are not having a good day. Should learn a trick from SA using more than 5 bowlers."

Pradeep D: "It's hard to judge if kohli is attacking or trying to get chahal's overs out of the way when he goes for runs like today. Sometimes u need to bring strike bowlers back in the middle overs to get a wkt"

Parvez: "Jimmy: "Everyone was singing praises about India wrist spinners and their confidence of tossing the ball up so often. But looking at Chahal today, it's proved that no-one is really immune to pressure."- Conditions buddy try balling with a soap and you will know the law of slipperiness" --- I believe slipperiness is the scientific term

Nakul: "@AshB - Kohli taking out Chahal from attack would put Chahal in even more pressure not just in this game but also for the future. He may think that his captain does not fully support him when things go bad."

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 163/4 after 102 balls.
JP Duminy 46 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-19-0
F Behardien 9 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Miller caught at fine leg (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)M

Jimmy: "Everyone was singing praises about India wrist spinners and their confidence of tossing the ball up so often. But looking at Chahal today, it's proved that no-one is really immune to pressure."

Ribhav Bansal: "Stat Alert : Chahal just bowled the most expensive spell by an Indian in T20Is of 4-0-64-0. The previous most expensive spell was by Joginder Sharma against England in Durban, the 2007 T20 World Cup."

Ash B: "Pretty ordinary captaincy from Kohli. He could have tried Raina when Chahal was so obviously having such a bad day. "

Aravind: "A wicket right now would mess up SA's DLS par score surely? Imagine if Chahal had held on to that catch. Just not his day in any sense!" --- They'd still be ahead comfortably, but point taken

Abid Ali: "Feel for Chahal here, conditions not ideal adding Klassen's masterclass. He will bounce back. Every player has a bad game. Will bounce back in the next game."

End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 154/4 after 95 balls.
F Behardien 6 (3b 0x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-62-0
JP Duminy 40 (30b 3x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Klaasen caught behind off an offcutter (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 142/4 after 90 balls.
JP Duminy 36 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-31-1
F Behardien 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

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Par score now is 131 for 4.

WATCH - Klaasen's switch-hit six off Chahal (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 135/3 after 83 balls.
DA Miller 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 3-0-25-2
JP Duminy 32 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Good over for India. That's put a stop to the momentum.

Aashish: "Klassen is definitely a keeper.... pun intended"

Sreejit: "Rajiv Mathew where were you 5 overs back? If only!!!!"

End of over 13. 23 runs this over. 131/2 after 78 balls.
JP Duminy 31 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-51-0
H Klaasen 69 (29b 3x4 7x6 ) more

Rajiv Mathew: "This Klaasen knock is bringing back traumatic memories involving Ricardo Powell, Douglas Marillier, et all. Make it stop!!"

Jason: "The indian bowlers look shell shocked against Klassen. What a knock its been so far. Dala and Klassen so far find of the tour for SA"

End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 108/2 after 72 balls.
JP Duminy 25 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-25-0
H Klaasen 52 (25b 2x4 5x6 ) more

Hersh: "Klaasen + a bit of rain is all SA need for a limited overs win over India"

Sam: "Seems like the rain's bringing down form upon the SAfrican batsmen! First in the fourth ODI and now tonight!"

WATCH - Dhoni's half-century (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 11. 16 runs this over. 100/2 after 66 balls.
JP Duminy 22 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-28-0
H Klaasen 47 (21b 1x4 5x6 ) more

Mukarram Ali: "Classy "KLASSEN" reminds me of "LANCE KLUSBER"..!"

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 84/2 after 60 balls.
H Klaasen 33 (17b 1x4 3x6 ) SN Thakur 3-0-21-1
JP Duminy 20 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 76/2 after 53 balls.
H Klaasen 27 (14b 0x4 3x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-13-0
JP Duminy 18 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 12 runs this over. 70/2 after 48 balls.
JP Duminy 16 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-12-0
H Klaasen 24 (12b 0x4 3x6 ) more

Monga tells me it seems like the rain has totally stopped

End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 58/2 after 42 balls.
H Klaasen 14 (8b 0x4 2x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-7-0
JP Duminy 14 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Much lighter now but still coming down," is the update from Sid Monga in Centurion

Chahal may not come into play for a while because of this now

End of over 6. 12 runs this over. 50/2 after 36 balls.
H Klaasen 12 (6b 0x4 2x6 ) JD Unadkat 2-0-21-1
JP Duminy 9 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Smuts doesn't pick the offcutter (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 5. 14 runs this over. 38/1 after 29 balls.
RR Hendricks 26 (16b 5x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 2-0-17-0
JP Duminy 9 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

SA now need four to get ahead.

SA need 5 to get ahead. Or 6!

WATCH - All of India's wickets (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

The DLS target is 42 at the end of this over

WATCH - All of India's wickets (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 24/1 after 24 balls.
RR Hendricks 22 (15b 4x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 1-0-9-1
JP Duminy 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Manish Pandey's unbeaten 79 (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

More rain. Interesting.

End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 15/0 after 18 balls.
JT Smuts 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-12-0
RR Hendricks 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
JT Smuts 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 1-0-3-0
RR Hendricks 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

A drizzle in the air too

Rohan: "Is Bhuvi getting the shape that Morris was getting or have the wet conditions dented the swing a bit?" The latter.

End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
JT Smuts 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-1-0
RR Hendricks 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RR HendricksC HH Pandya B SN Thakur26231750152.94
JT SmutsC SK Raina B JD Unadkat21690022.22
JP Duminynot out 64744043160
H KlaasenC MS Dhoni B JD Unadkat69403037230
DA MillerC SN Thakur B HH Pandya5960083.33
F Behardiennot out 16201001160
AL Phehlukwayo -
CH Morris -
D Paterson -
CJ Dala -
T Shamsi -
Total 189/4
B Kumar3.001906.33
SN Thakur4.003117.75
JD Unadkat3.4042211.45
HH Pandya4.003117.75
YS Chahal4.0064016

Klaasen magic helps Proteas square T20 Series

A maiden 50 by Heinrich Klaasen and an excellent finishing job by JP Duminy paved the way for the Standard Bank Proteas to level their KFC T20 International Series 1-1 against India after a six-wicket win at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday night.