South Africa ensured that they would head to Cape Town with the T20I series alive. The situation looked bleak at the halfway-mark when India posted 188 for 4 in the second T20I at SuperSport Park, Centurion. South Africa weren t off to the ideal start while chasing. JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen added 93 runs off 49 balls for the third wicket to reverse South Africa s fortunes in the limited-overs leg.

Here s the second T20I in pictures:

Chris Morris started with a maiden to Shikhar Dhawan and Junior Dala started the following over by trapping Rohit Sharma plumb in front (Image courtesy: AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan continued his rich form, slamming a 14-ball 24, before falling to JP Duminy’s full toss (Image courtesy: AFP)

Virat Kohli fell for 1. The ball from Dala was a ripper that climbed on to him. Yes, Kohli FAILED! (Image courtesy: AFP)
Virat Kohli fell for 1. The ball from Dala was a ripper that climbed on to him. Yes, Kohli FAILED! (Image courtesy: AFP)

Manish Pandey started off slowly before going severe on the bowlers, targeting the midwicket region. He finished with his highest T20I score. He slammed a 48-ball 79 (Image courtesy: AFP)

MS Dhoni joined Pandey in the middle. That straight six was simply a delight. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Then this. The one over extra cover. This one, straight out of the vintage Dhoni book. He slammed 28 off his last nine balls and completed his second T20I fifty (Image courtesy: AFP)

Pandey and Dhoni added an uneaten stand of 56 balls to guide India to 188 for 4 in 20 overs (Image courtesy: AFP)

India had South Africa two down for 38 after five overs (Image courtesy: AFP)

Heinrich Klaasen set his home ground alight. In a 30-ball 69, he slammed seven sixes. He was particularly severe on Yuzvendra Chahal (Image courtesy: AFP)

Klaasen and his skipper Duminy added 93 off 49 balls for the third wicket as Indian bowlers struggled to grip the ball amid heavy drizzle (Image courtesy: AFP)

Chahal finished with 4-0-64-0, the worst bowling figures by an Indian in T20Is. It was in February 2017, when he got his 6 for 25, the best figures by an Indian (Image courtesy: AFP)

Duminy finished the match with two back-to-back sixes when South Africa needed 12 off 10 balls. He finished with 64 not out off 40 balls (Image courtesy: AFP)

The third and final T20I will be played at Newlands, Cape Town on Saturday.

Brief scores

India 188 for 4 in 20 overs [Suresh Raina 31 (24), Manish Pandey 79 (48)*, MS Dhoni 52 (28)*; Junior Dala 4-1-28-2] lost to South Africa 189 for 4 in 18.4 overs [JP Duminy 64 (40)*, Heinrich Klaasen 69 (30)] by 6 wickets

Man of the Match: Heinrich Klaasen