In Pics: India beat South Africa by 16 runs to clinch T20I series

Unassailable 2-0 lead

David Miller and Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 174-run stand went in vain as India beat South Africa by 16 runs in Guwahati on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

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First home T20I series win vs SA

Chasing 237, South Africa fell short as India’s imperious batting performance helped them clinch victory for their first home T20I series win over the Proteas.

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Suryakumar Yadav

India were put in to bat and smashed over 150 runs in boundaries to reach a commanding 237-3, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s blazing 22-ball 61.

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KL Rahul

Opener KL Rahul had got off the blocks in a flash to make 57 from 28.

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Rohit Sharma

Keshav Maharaj ended the 96-run opening stand, dismissing skipper Rohit Sharma (43) before trapping Rahul leg before wicket to finish with 2-23.

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Sparkling form

Yadav joined Virat Kohli on the crease and continued his sparkling form to bring up a half -century in only 18 balls.

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Virat ​Kohli

Kohli finished unbeaten on a 28-ball 49 and Dinesh Karthik smacked 17 in his seven-ball cameo as India reached their fourth-highest total in T20s.

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David ​Miller

Miller struck 106 off 47 balls and his unbeaten stand for the fourth wicket with De Kock threatened to take the game away from India.

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Arshdeep Singh

South Africa were reeling at 5-2 at the end of the second over after Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw fell for ducks to Arshdeep Singh.

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Quinton de Kock

Aiden Markram then hit 33 from 19 in a valiant effort but De Kock struggled to a 48-ball 69.

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Floodlight towers

Play was stopped in the third over of the chase after one of the four floodlight towers in the stadium went out.

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Snake stops play

It was the second interruption of the match after a snake slithered onto the field in a bizarre turn of events early in India’s innings.

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