India defeated South Africa by 16 runs in a high-scoring Twenty20 international in Guwahati on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series as David Miller and Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 174-run proved futile.
India’s imperious batting performance helped them post 237 runs on the scorecard. Miller played a brilliant knock (106 off 47 balls) and opener De Kock posed danger to India at one stage but eventually fell short of 16 runs and help India clinch victory and their first home T20 series win over South Africa.
South Africa was struggling at 5-2 at the end of the second over after Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw got out at zero to Arshdeep Singh.
The play was interrupted in the third over of the chase after one floodlight tower in the stadium went out. Early in India’s innings, a snake slithered onto the field, which stopped the play for some time.
India was put in to bat and scored a sky-high 237-3, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s fiery 22-ball 61 after opener KL Rahul’s 57 from 28.
The last match of the series will be played in Indore on Tuesday.