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Heinrich Klaasen launches it out of the ground

South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

My dream is fulfilled. Now it becomes a job - Klaasen

Despite playing a match-winning innings in Centurion, Heinrich Klaasen is practical about Quinton de Kock taking his place back in the side, and says, 'If this is my last game, so be it, I am happy with it'

Yuzvendra Chahal had a tough day in the office

South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

Rain gives South Africa freedom and focus, for a change

This might have been the first time the lurking shadow of DLS might have actually helped South Africa direct a chase, as Henrich Klaasen and JP Duminy set small targets for themselves while chasing 189

Manish Pandey flicks the ball towards the leg side

South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

CSA trial music between balls in T20 cricket

Cricket South Africa is using the series against India to explore the possibility of playing music in between each delivery of a T20 match

Junior Dala ran in with steam on international debut

India in South Africa 2017-18

Junior Dala shows glimpses of potential on senior debut

Given the task of bowling short and into the bodies of India's top order at the Wanderers, the fast bowler picked up two wickets but also conceded the most runs by any South African bowler on T20I debut

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named Man of the Match for his five wickets

South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Bhuvneshwar's strangle does the trick

The correlation between intent and wickets is low in T20 cricket. It's more about stifling batman and forcing them into low-percentage shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar knows that; it is what he did in Jo'burg

Evin Lewis chucks his helmet to the floor to celebrate his second T20I hundred

T20I batting performance of the year


Gayle who? His opening partner thrashed India for 12 sixes, leading his side to their highest successful T20I chase at home

Rohit Sharma blazed away after India were asked to bat

South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

South Africa's short-ball plan slides wide

South Africa's plan of bowling short to bridge the gap between India's experienced, confident batsmen and their own struggles went awry when their inexperienced bowlers erred in line

Suresh Raina navigates a short-pitched delivery

India in South Africa 2017-18

A glimmer of hope for Suresh Raina

With India still searching for a fix in the ODI middle order ahead of next year's World Cup, a good performance in the T20Is against South Africa could set the batsman on the road to a long-term comeback