South Africa triumph over India with 5-wicket victory, leading 1-0 in 3-match series

South Africa triumph over India with 5-wicket victory, leading 1-0 in 3-match series

Reeza Hendricks scored 49 runs quickly to help South Africa beat India by 5 wickets in the rain-affected second T20I in Gqeberha.

His knock propelled South Africa to a resounding victory, securing a 1-0 lead in the series and heightening anticipation for the series-deciding clash on Thursday. The opening encounter in Centurion had been washed out due to inclement weather. Before the rain, India scored 180/7 in 19.3 overs. Rinku Singh remained unbeaten on 68 off 39 deliveries, while Gerald Coetzee was close to a hat-trick. South Africa had dismissed Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill early on, but captain Suryakumar Yadav’s explosive half-century set the stage for India’s total. READ| Meet Shoaib Bashir, Pakistan-origin spinner called up by England for India Tests

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