Captain Suryakumar Yadav's crucial innings of 49 runs in 23 balls steered India's early performance, forming a vital partnership with Tilak Verma.
Suryakumar Yadav and Rinku Singh's remarkable alliance added 70 runs for the fourth wicket, showcasing talent and tenacity in the South Africa vs India 2nd T20I.
SKY's impressive 56 runs in 36 balls and Rinku Singh's unbeaten 68* in 39 balls, with a striking rate of 174.36, boosted India's total.
Intense rain interrupted India's innings at 180 runs for 7 wickets in 19.3 overs, leading to the implementation of the DLS method.
South Africa seized control, with openers amassing 42 runs in just 2.4 overs. Reeza Hendricks stole the spotlight with an exceptional 49 runs in 27 balls.
Kuldeep Yadav's critical wicket of Reeza Hendricks offered a brief respite, but South Africa remained resilient, scoring 108 runs in 9 overs.
South Africa secured a comfortable victory, reaching the target with 5 wickets lost in 13.5 overs.
Mukesh Kumar emerged as India's standout bowler, taking two wickets in three overs despite conceding 34 runs. Arshdeep Singh faced challenges, conceding 31 runs in 2 overs without securing any wickets.
The surprising decision to bench Ravi Bishnoi, the world number-one T20 international bowler, raised questions about India's strategic choices.
India's defeat in the second T20 against South Africa underlines cricket's unpredictable nature, influenced by rain interruptions, South Africa's strategic batting, and India's bowling challenges.
As India prepares for the crucial third T20 in Johannesburg on December 14