India beat South Africa by 16 runs in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With this, the Indian team won the T20 series against South Africa for the first time at home. Batting first, after losing the toss at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, the Indian team scored 237 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets and then restricted the South African team to 221 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs. Despite winning the first-ever home T20I series against South Africa, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has expressed concern about the team's bowlers in the death overs. Rohit has said that the team needs to pay attention to us even in the death overs.

Rohit said after the match, “It is something that we as a team want to do. Sometimes it can happen and sometimes not. But we want to stick with it. What I have seen in the last 8-10 months is that players are coming forward and working for the team. Players without much experience did this as well. The team wants to play and bowl a certain way and we want to give them that confidence.

Highlighting India's problem in the death overs, Rohit said, "Yes, we haven't bowled well at death in the last five or six matches. It is very difficult to bowl and bat in the death overs. This is where the match is decided. In the death overs also we need to focus, that is one aspect where we will be challenged. To maintain Suriya's form, I am thinking of playing him directly on 23rd October (laughs)."