South Africa defeated India by four wickets in the second T20 International on Sunday, with Heinrich Klaasen’s 81 from 46 deliveries. In Cuttack, the Proteas needed 149 to win and rode the stumper’s explosive batting display, which included seven fours and five sixes. In hot and humid circumstances, it was his fourth T20 half-century, which came off only 41 balls.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets in the powerplay for India, reducing the opposition to 29 for three. While the senior paceman shook South Africa on a difficult batting field, Klaasen and Bavuma, who both scored 35, set up a 64-run partnership to get the chase back on track. Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s most famous tweaker, was also pricey. The leggie returned 1/49 in his four overs, fresh off a hugely successful IPL tenure in which he earned the Purple Cap.

Chahal dismissed Bavuma in the 13th over but was bowled for 23 runs in the 16th over. Before Klaasen caused additional damage with two more maximums against the Indian, in-form David Miller fired a smash over long-on for a 91-metre six.

Chahal’s bowling strategy has been questioned by former India opener Gautam Gambhir, who claims the seasoned bowler didn’t change his speed and focused only on delivering it tight. He described wrist-spinner Chahal as an aggressive option and said that he should have also looked for wickets.

“It’s critical to change your tempo. It’s not going to happen if Chahal believes, “I’ll bowl tight and get wickets.” A left-arm spinner’s task is to do just that. Your defensive bowler is a finger spinner, while your offensive bowler is a wrist spinner. He (Chahal) must adopt an offensive attitude. In four overs, he can score 50 runs. However, if he takes three wickets, he may put the side in a position to win the match. But it’s an issue if he gives up 40-50 runs and just takes one wicket “After the game, Gambhir told Star Sports.