This was despite the Proteas targeting India with a short-ball strategy. I just wanted to take the pace off the ball because I knew it won't be easy to hit. While van Niekerk hogged most of the strike in the partnership, it was the aggressive play by Lee which ensured South Africa scored at over run-a-ball for most parts of their innings.
Chasing a challenging target, South African openers J.J.Smuts (14) and Reeza Hendricks got off to a good start. He was replaced by Shardul Thakur.
With the Test series against Australia looming, Chris Morris will want to make a statement in an otherwise quiet summer if he wants to force himself into contention. The next three balls just came and went. The highest is between Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh versus Australia in Rajkot in 2013.
However, Duminy led from the front to take the battle to the Indian bowlers and kept the asking rate within range.
Bayliss saw his side miss out despite a two-run win on Sunday. He smashed two sixes off Jaydev Unadka. However, rain is expected to affect the game in Supersport Park, with the women's match between India and South Africa being called off. Coming on at No. 6, Dhoni announced his arrival with a majestic six down the ground. Pooja Vastrakar led the attack well in the absence of Jhulan Goswami, churning out a four-over spell of 2 for 21; but she lacked support from the other end as her new-ball partner Shikha Pandey went for runs.
Pandey came to the wicket after a rare failure by Kohli, who was caught behind for one off fast bowler Junior Dala.
E. This was India’s highest ever total against the Proteas. The previous best was 199 in Dharamshala
Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 off 39 balls as India sped off in the powerplay overs.
The umpire had initially ruled the left-hander out but had to reverse his decision after television replays revealed a clear inside edge.
Clear heads now seem to be few and far between in the Proteas camp at present given the perplexing selections and tactics that have bedevilled their white-ball efforts, and it took one of their rookies, Junior Dala, who made his global debut last weekend in the first T20 at the Wanderers, to try and put matters into perspective. "Looking back now that's where we lost it", he said.
Bumrah has been excluded in the decider T20I as he is suffering abdomen stiffness, skipper Virat Kohli explained.
Later, Manish Pandey (29 not out off 27), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16) and Hardik Pandya (13 not out) took India past the 200-run mark.