While Duminy rotated the strike, Klaasen who had taken Indian attack to the cleaners hammering Chahal all around the park. Chahal conceded 64 runs in his four overs as Duminy and Klaasen put on 93-run stand in 49 balls.While India managed to dismiss Klaasen and Miller in quick succession, it was rather too late as South Africa managed to seal an early victory against India.
Earlier, Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni scored unbeaten fifties as India scored 188 runs after put in to bat. While Pandey scored unbeaten 79 off 48 balls, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 52 off 28 balls. While India were in a spot of bother after losing Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli with not even fifty runs on the board, first Suresh and then Dhoni played crucial knocks as Pandey hit 79.
India had lost Rohit in the second over as Junior Dala trapped him before the wickets for 0. While Raina and Dhawan did not let Rohit dismissal bog India down, Duminy removed Dhawan in the fifth over before Dala struck again to send Kohli packing for 1 in the sixth over. India were in a spot of bother but Raina and Pandey steadied the ship with a 45-run stand. But Andile Phehlukwayo removed Raina in the 11th over as Proteas harboured hopes of restricting India to a modest total. But then, they had to deal with Dhoni’s experience and Pandey’s innovation as the two put up 98 runs off 56 balls. Earlier, South Africa skipper JP Duminy won the toss and opted to field first against India.(UNI)