Twitter Reactions: Mandey Pandey, MS Dhoni’s blitz takes India to 188 in the 2nd T20I against South Africa

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Riding on a late 98-run fifth-wicket partnership between Manish Pandey (79 off 48 balls) and former skipper MS Dhoni (52 off 28 balls), India reached 188/4 against South Africa in the second T20I.

It was again a story of inconsistent and poor bowling from the Proteas as they allowed India to get to their eventual total even after finding the formula of restricting them.

When Suresh Raina was dismissed, India were 90 for four in the 11th over. It looked like the home side would finally restrict the visitors to a modest total. But what followed was a mess for them as poor field placements, some lucky as well as brilliant shots got India to their eventual score.

Dhoni scored a half-century at a strike rate of over 185, proving once again that he still has in him to get the boundaries going towards the end while Manish Pandey kept the scoreboard ticking while Dhoni was finding his feet. Pandey hammered South Africa’s most successful bowler from the last match, Tabraiz Shamsi whereas Dhoni took 17 runs off Dane Paterson’s last over. Paterson is known to be the death-overs specialist but he had no clue how to contain the unorthodox Dhoni.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s innings in the second T20I:

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