Cuttack, Oct 5: South Africa backed up their fierce bowling performance with the willow to inflict a crushing defeat on India by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International at the Barabati Stadium here on Monday.
The match was halted at least twice due to crowd trouble. Enraged over India’s poor show, the fans threw water bottles into the field, forcing suspensions twice.
With the win, South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series the last of which will be played the Eden Gardens on October 8.
Chasing India’s total of 92, South Africa crossed the line with six wickets in hand. J.P. Duminy top scored with an unbeaten knock of 30 for the tourists while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for India returned figures of 3/24.
Earlier, India bowled out for 92 in 17.4 overs. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina scored 22 each. For South Africa, Morkel 3/12, Tahir 2/24, Morris 2/16 were the top bowlers. Albie Morkel was declared Man of the Match.