For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India’s cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
Klaasen slammed seven sixes in hitting 69 off 30 balls as South Africa chased down a target of 189 with eight balls to spare.
The win squared the three-match series, taking it to a decider in Cape Town on Saturday. Both teams had to contend with a wet ball, with drizzle falling during both innings.
“Klaasie got us ahead of the game,” said South African captain JP Duminy.
The wicketkeeper-batsman, who only got his international debut after Quinton de Kock was injured during the second of six one-day internationals, was moved up the batting order when it seemed possible rain would cause the match to be decided on a Duckworth/Lewis/Stern calculation..