Heinrich Klaasen’s 81 assisted South Africa trail 149 and defeat India by 4 wickets in the second T20I at Cuttack.
With the victory, SA also attained a 2-0 lead in the five-game T20I series.
Bavuma kept the scoreboard going with 35 off 30 balls, chiefly after Bhuvneshwar’s triple-strike collapsed the Proteas in the powerplay.
Invited to bat first, the Indian men underwent regular blows to collapse to 98 for 5.
Ishan Kishan smashed 34 and Shreyas summed 40, however both failed to convert their starts into a solid score.
Axar Patel was then removed for 10, leaving India suffering at 112/6.
Kagiso Rabada led a solid bowling attack as South Africa kept India’s scoring rate restrained.
Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj dismissed Pant in his first over and soon Hardik Pandya’s wicket by Wayne Parnell made India slip further.
Eventually, Karthik launched an attack in the ending two overs and put on an undefeated 36-run stand with Harshal Patel, who scored 12.
Before, South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma triumphed the toss and chose to bowl.