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Shocking crowd behaviour has marred South Africa's T20 win over India in Cuttack on Monday.

The Proteas won the match by six wickets, after bowling India out for just 92 runs, before chasing down the target with ease.

Indian fans turned on their players after their poor batting performance, forcing the game to be delayed by almost half an hour before South Africa could start their innings.

However, play was halted once again shortly after, for another half hour.

Police were reportedly forced to clear the entire upper deck of the stadium, with fans hurling bottles onto the ground from the stands.

The beaviour was met with widespread condemnation and calls for tougher penalties.

Indian great Sunil Gavaskar called for the local cricket authority to be punished.

"The police were standing there without any instructions," Gavaskar said.

"The police who are stationed on the boundary perimeter should not be watching cricket but they be monitoring the behaviour of the fans.

"Cuttack should not be given an international for the next couple of years. As a deterrent, the BCCI must also stop the subsidy to the Odisha Cricket Association."