South Africa won the match by 6 wickets © Getty Images
South Africa won the match by 6 wickets © Getty Images

India’s terrible performance with the bat was overshadowed by the disgraceful behaviour of the Barabati crowd in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at Cuttack on Monday. With South Africa 29 runs away from victory, the spectators turned unruly and started pelting bottles on the ground. This caused a break in play as the players went off the field, but they were soon back on. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 for 24, in the process becoming India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is. However, there was little resistance from the other Indian bowlers, as JP Duminy again finished things off quite easily. South Africa won by six wickets, and took the series 2-0. Cricket Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2nd T20I at Cuttack

Ashwin managed to give India some hope, getting the wickets of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, and Faf du Plessis to reduce the visitors to 49 for 3. Amla was out in the second over of the chase, flicking one from Ashwin to Rohit Sharma at leg slip. Du Plessis decided to take the attack to Ashwin, hitting a four and a six before getting foxed with a slower ball for 16 and holing out to Mohit Sharma. Ashwin took his third wicket when he had de Villiers caught behind by MS Dhoni for 19. However, at 64 for 3 the Barabati crowd decided to show their ugly side, and play was called off. Once the game resumed Akshar Patel got Farhaan Behardien out LBW for 11, but Duminy — who became only the second batsman after Brendon McCullum to 1,500 T20I runs — and David Miller took the Proteas home by six wickets.  Cricket Blog: India vs South Africa 2015, 2nd T20I at Cuttack

Earlier, India put up a shambolic performance, getting bowled out for just 92 against South Africa. India followed up their 199-run score in the first T20I with a terrible display in the second, losing wickts in a heap as the South African bowlers stuck to their basics and let India implode. India got off to a moderate start, with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan putting on 28 in four overs. Dhawan, who was just starting to look good, ended up falling LBW to Chris Morris for 11 off 12 balls. Virat Kohli, in at No. 3, did not last long at all. He played one to the outfield and set off for a couple only to fall short while taking the second run. He was run out for 1 off 1 ball, with Morris sending in a bullet throw to AB de Villiers. India were now 30 for 2 in the fifth over. READ: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes highest T20I wicket-taker for India

Rohit Sharma was the third man to go, once again falling to an excellent piece of fielding. This time it was David Miller, whose direct hit caught him well short of his ground. Rohit’s 22 came off 24 balls. Ambati Rayudu was bowled for a two-ball duck, becoming Kagiso Rabada’s first victim. He was out for a duck in the first T20I as well, thereby taking his series aggregate to 0 off 3 balls. India again followed their trend of losing wickets in a clump when they slipped from 67 for 4 to 69 for 7. First it was MS Dhoni, who edged eventual Man of the Match Albie Morkel to the ‘keeper for 5. Imran Tahir then took the limelight, snaring Suresh Raina driving for 22 off 24 balls with three boundaries. Raina’s lofted drive found Hashim Amla as India were left in tatters. Harbhajan Singh, batting ahead of Ravichandran Ashwin, was then cleaned up off his first ball with a googly from Tahir. India were now 69 for 7. India vs South Africa 2015, 2nd T20I: Play disrupted as spectators resort to hooliganism

Akshar and Ashwin then put on 16 runs before the former was another casualty, hitting Albie to skipper Faf du Plessis for 9. As usual, another wicket followed immediately. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowled a two-ball 0 with Albie taking his third wicket. Ashwin and Mohit Sharma did their best to take India closer to the 100-run mark, and were assisted by a few wide balls from Kyle Abbott and Chris Morris. However, Ashwin was last man out for 11 as the Indian innings ended at 92. VVS Laxman: Rohit Sharma, JP Duminy set tone for historic tour

Earlier, Faf du Plessis won the toss and South Africa decided that India would bat first. Both teams made changes, with India bringing in Harbhajan Singh in place of Sreenath Aravind and Albie Morkel was brought in to replace Marchant de Lange for South Africa. South Africa won the opening T20I by seven wickets to take the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. READ: JP Duminy becomes 2nd batsman to complete 1,500 T20I runs

Brief scores:

India 92 in 17.2 overs (Rohit Sharma 22, Suresh Raina 22; Albie Morkel 3 for 12) lost to South Africa 96 for 4 in 17.1 overs (JP Duminy 30*; Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 24) by 6 wickets.

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(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek who loves cricket more than cricketers. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)