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The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

Centurion: Indian women's cricket team will return from their tour of South Africa without losing a single series after the fourth T20 worldwide was abandoned due to rain, giving Harmanpreet Kaur's team an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match contest.

South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen plays a shot during the second T20I cricket match between South Africa and India at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria on February 21, 2018.

V Krishnamurthy made an unbeaten 37 and 23 in the two opportunities she got to bat and she would look to stand up in case there is another collapse.

The first Twenty20 global of the three-game series went the way the one-day internationals did, with India pulling off a 28-run win in Johannesburg.

Reeza Hendricks was the only one who defied the Indian bowling in the first innings.

"Their batting line-up didn´t pull it off in the last game so we will be looking to capitalise again", he said.




This will be their first such outing, while South Africa have a less than impressive record here.

The win squared the three-match series, taking it to a decider in Cape Town on Saturday. South Africa won the toss and chose to ball first and ended up chasing the target swiftly.

Shikhar Dhawan top scored in India's 203-5 in Johannesburg with 72 from 39 balls, before Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged a career-best 5-24 as South Africa were limited to 175-9. "They were positive and took calculated risks". "We have Australia and England coming up after the South Africa series, so that's going to be a very important series because they are quality oppositions with far more quality players". If India manages to secure a victory, it will be for the first time that the team will win a rare double series on foreign soil, let alone in South Africa.

By the time he was caught behind by India wicket-keeper MS Dhoni in the 14th over from the bowling of Jaydev Unadkat, Klaasen had caused carnage with a breathtaking knock of 69 off 30 balls, which included three boundaries and a whooping seven maximums.

Results aside, Van Niekerk is especially pleased with the manner in which her charges have gone about playing their cricket and how they have bounced back from painful losses and refused to be counted out of this series completely.

Klaasen, who was man of the match when South Africa gained their only win in the one-day series, opened his score with two sixes and didn't look back. Duminy not only batted well today, but also bowled excellently during the first innings. It is set to be a rain-free evening for the final match of the series, which should come as an encouragement for the bowlers.

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