India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Highlights: Virat Kohli guides IND to emphatic seven-wicket win
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Highlights: Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half century as India won the match by seven wickets. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were off to a flying start before Andile Phehlukwayo dismissed Rohit for 12. David Miller pulled off a stunner to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan for 40 off the bowling of Tabrez Shamsi and Bjorn Fortuin dismissed Rishabh Pant. South Africa posted 149/5 in 20 overs against India in the second T20 International in Mohali after the hosts won the toss and opted to field. Skipper Quinton de Kock top-scored with a 37-ball 52, while Temba Bavuma made 49. For India, Deepak Chahar scalped two wickets giving away 22 runs from his four overs. Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini took one wicket each for the hosts.
Most runs in T20Is
2441 Virat Kohli *
2434 Rohit Sharma
2283 Martin Guptill
2263 Shoaib Malik
2140 Brendon McCullum22:17 hrs IST
A six for Virat Kohli followed by a boundary for Shreyas Iyer and India have won the match by seven wickets. It was a comfortable run chase for the hosts as the skipper led by example and this is extra special as India have never defeated SA in a T20I on home soil.22:11 hrs IST
Kohli on fire
A flick of Virat Kohli’s wrists and the ball flies over the square leg boundary. Kohli is toying with the bowlers and Ragiso Rabada is no exception. India 137 for the loss of three wickets and the hosts can smell victory!22:07 hrs IST
Fifty for King Kohli
Virat Kohli scores a fifty
His 22nd fifty in T20Is
His 2nd fifty against SA in T20Is
His 2nd fifty at Mohali in T20Is
His 15th fifty in run-chases
Out of his previous 14 fifties in run-chases, 11 have come in wins
He now has the most fifty plus scores by a player in T20Is22:02 hrs IST
Stat Attack: Pant
Pant departs for 4 (5)
His 5th consecutive dismissed T20I innings in single digit scores
3rd time in his last 5 T20I innings has he been dismissed by a spinner
BC Fortuin gets a wicket on his debut
Overall his 11th single digit score in T20Is (18 inns)21:58 hrs IST
Pant fails again
Another loose shot from Rishabh Pant and he has thrown away his wicket cheaply once again. Bjorn Fortuin kept the ball on the leg stump and Pant could only manage to find Tabraiz Shamsi at short fine leg. India 105 for the loss of three wickets.21:52 hrs IST
Stat Attack: Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan dismissed for 40 (31)
After 4 T20I inns has Dhawan been dismissed by a spinner
Back to back score of 40s for him against SA in T20Is
This is now his 3rd highest score against SA in T20Is
This is Miller’s 50th catch in T20Is
This is his 49th catch as a fielder, he has taken one catch as a WK21:50 hrs IST
50-run partnership between Dhawan/Kohli
The 5th fifty partnership between this duo in T20Is
After 4 T20I inns has an Indian 2nd wicket pair scored a fifty partnership in T20Is
Only the 3rd time than an Indian 2nd wicket pair has scored a fifty-plus partnership against SA in T20Is21:47 hrs IST
What a catch!
What a catch! What an effort! Superman-esque effort from David Miller at the boundary as Shikhar Dhawan departs for 40. Dhawan went for the big shot off Tabrez Shamsi but Miller pulled off a brilliant one-handed effort! India 94 for the loss of two wickets in 11.5 overs.21:39 hrs IST
10 overs gone and India are 79 for the loss of one wicket. The hosts need 71 runs more to win and with nine wickets remaining, this is looking too easy. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have steadied the innings well after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma and it looks like India are well on their way to a comfortable victory.21:30 hrs IST
Stand and Deliver
The introduction of Tabrez Shamsi was able to stop the flow of runs but there is no stopping Virat Kohli against the fast bowlers. A short of the length delivery from Dwaine Pretorius and Kohli dispatched it for a six over cover! IND 64/121:22 hrs IST
A loud appeal for caught behind from Quinton De Kock but the DRS showed that the ball touched the top of Virat Kohli’s pads before travelling to the wicket-keeper. The ball tracker read ‘Umpire’s Call’ when it came to the LBW review but the batsman was saved by the earlier call. IND 48/121:15 hrs IST
Kohli begins in style
Dwaine Pretorius strayed in line slightly and Virat Kohli guided the ball brilliantly through mid-wicket for a boundary. Kohli will have to play a major role in this run chase and the start has been quite brilliant. India 41/121:08 hrs IST
OUT! Phehlukwayo has trapped Rohit Sharma. The batsman walked off even before the umpire raised his finger. BIG BLOW. IND 33/121:00 hrs IST
Dhawan joins the party
FOUR! FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan joins the party - he hammers two straight boundaries off Rabada. Mohali crowd is loving this.20:58 hrs IST
Rohit Sharma is on fire - he hammers Anrich Nortje for two straight sixes. The timing was perfect - powerful and elegance, what a combination. Beautiful. Another one coming, surely?20:55 hrs IST
IND start well
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have started the innings well for India and the duo are chipping away slowly at the target from the very first over. Both the batsmen are looking to play safe and after 1.2 overs, the hosts are 9 for no loss.20:39 hrs IST
16 runs off the final over for Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius as South Africa posted 149/5 in 20 overs. It was a good effort from the Indian pacers to contain the opposition batsmen but the last over was exactly what they wanted. This will be a tricky chase for India but with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the team, things can turn very quickly.20:32 hrs IST
Stat Attack: Miller
Miller departs for 18 (15)
The first time he is dismissed out bowled against India in T20Is
Out of his last 4 T20I inns against IND, 3 times he has been dismissed by H Pandya20:28 hrs IST
Hardik Pandya joins the party as he castled David Miller for 18. A slower one from the medium pacer and the ball crashed into Miller’s middle stump. This is going horribly wrong for South Africa as the visitors are 129 for the loss of five wickets.20:25 hrs IST
Stat Attack: Bavuma
T Bavuma dismissed for 49 (43)
This is now the joint highest score by a debutant (any country) against India in T20Is
Previous highest: C Jonker (SA) 49 at Cape Town, 2018
It is also the joint 4th highest score by a SA player on debut
The 4th player to be dismissed on 49 on debut in T20Is20:20 hrs IST
1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 1LB - What an over from Navdeep Saini! South Africa were looking to score freely but Saini was consistent with his line and length. Temba Bavuma was getting frustrated and he ended up playing a loose shot off Deepak Chahar in the next over. An easy catch for Ravindra Jadeja and Bavuma departs for 49. After 17.1 overs, South Africa are 126 for the loss of 4 wickets.20:11 hrs IST
Temba Bavuma has been playing quite sensibly since South Africa lost the wicket of Quinton De Kock and he is just few runs away from his half century. This innings was the one that SA needed and with four overs to go, he will surely be looking to up the tempo. SA 121/320:04 hrs IST
Miller at Mohali
David Miller in Mohali (IPL):
HS 101*19:57 hrs IST
Three wickets down
Another wicket goes down and this time, it is Rassie van der Dussen. A slower delivery from Ravindra Jadeja and the batsman could only manage to play the ball straight back to the bowler. After 12.1 overs, South Africa are 90 for the loss of three wickets.19:52 hrs IST
Quinton De Kock out
What a catch from Virat Kohli! A miscue from Quinton De Kock and Kohli pulled off a blinder at mid-off. Big wicket for the Indian cricket team and South Africa are 88 for the loss of two wickets.19:48 hrs IST
Fifty for De Kock
Fifty for Q de Kock
This is his only 2nd inns against IND in T20Is
His 3rd fifty in T20Is
The 3rd SA captain to score score a fifty against IND in T20Is
The 3rd consecutive 50+ partnership for the 2nd wicket for SA in T20Is19:45 hrs IST
SA on song
Temba Bavuma and Quinton De Kock have not missed a single beat till now and they are looking quite comfortable against the Indian bowlers. They are scoring quite freely as South Africa are 78 for the loss of one wicket after 10 overs.19:39 hrs IST
Pandya into the attack
Hardik Pandya is introduced into the attack and Temba Bavuma slammed him for a six over square leg. Pandya has relied a lot on short pitch bowling and that has not proved to be useful. 10 runs off the over and South Africa are 55 for the loss of one wicket.19:32 hrs IST
Stat Attack: Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks departs for 6 (11)
His 3rd single digit score in his last 5 T20I innings
Back to back single digit scores against India in T20Is
In all of his 4 T20I innings vs IND, he has been out caught against a fast bowler
No fifty partnership for the opening wicket for SA in their last 10 innings away form home19:28 hrs IST
The wicket of Reeza Hendricks has hindered the run flow somewhat but Quinton De Kock is not showing any signs of slowing down. He looked in trouble a couple of times but was able to break the shackles once again with a boundary off Deepak Chahar. After 6 overs, South Africa are 39 for the loss of one wicket.19:20 hrs IST
Horrible shot from Reeza Hendricks and Deepak Chahar strikes for India. There was no need for this shot and Hendricks ended up giving an easy catch to Washington Sundar at mid-on. South Africa 31/119:13 hrs IST
De Kock onslaught
3 balls and 3 boundaries - What a start to the over for Quinton De Kock! Navdeep Saini was handed the ball for the third over and De Kock completely took him apart! Three overs gone and South Africa are 24 for no loss.19:09 hrs IST
SA going strong
Deepak Chahar was able to get good movement from the pitch but still no wicket for India. The line and carry was quite impressive but he strayed once and Hendricks was able to slam it for a boundary. IND 11/019:04 hrs IST
De Kock start well
Quinton De Kock was not bothered by the spin of Washinton Sundar and he started it well with a boundary off the second ball. A straight-ish ball outside off stump and De Kock guided it to the point boundary. IND 6/019:00 hrs IST
Quinton De Kock and Reeza Hendricks to open the batting for South Africa while Virat Kohli has handed the ball to Washington Sundar for the first over.18:48 hrs IST
SA Playing XI
Quinton de Kock(w/c), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi18:41 hrs IST
IND Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini18:35 hrs IST
211/4: Highest team total in T20Is at Mohali, is by India against Sri Lanka in 2009.
185: The average 1st innings score at Mohali in T20Is.
2 & 2: Team batting 1st has won 2 out of the total 4 completed T20I matches at this venue; while the other two have been won by the team chasing.
2/2: India have won both their T20I matches at this venue. Interestingly, both have been won while chasing and won exactly by a margin of 6 wickets with 5 balls remaining.
1: Rohit Sharma is the leading: Run scorer in T20Is (2422 runs); Centurion in T20Is (4 centuries); Six hitter in T20Is (107 sixes)
84: Rohit Sharma needs 84 runs to surpass Martin Guptill (424) and become the leading run scorer against SA in T20Is.
#100: Van der Dussen to play his 100th T20 match if he features against India in the 1st T20I.
21: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma has hit the most 50+ scores (21) in T20Is. Virat Kohli has 21 fifties. Sharma has 4 centuries and 17 fifties.
44: more runs required by Shikhar Dhawan to complete 7000 runs in T20s. Will become the 4th Indian after Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to reach this landmark in T20s.
64: De Kock needs 64 runs to complete 5000 T20 runs. He needs 113 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20Is
231: Virat Kohli as hit the most number of fours (231) in T20Is.
South Africa is the only team against whom India is yet to win a T20I match at home.
12: Andile Phehlukwayo is the leading wicket taker for SA in T20Is in 2019.
101: KL Rahul needs 101 runs to complete 1000 runs in his T20I career.
6: Quinton de Kock needs 6 dismissals to complete 50 WK dismissals in T20Is. His current breakover for 44 dismissals: 35 catches and 9 stumpings
#1: Quinton de Kock to captain SA team for the 1st time in T20Is.
#4: 4 players in current SA squad have not played a single T20I match. Least capped player for India is Rahul Chahar with 1 T20I game.
6: wickets needed by Washington Sundar to complete 50 wickets in T20s.
6: wickets K Rabada needs to complete 100 T20 wickets.
50: David Miller requires 2 catch to complete his 50 catches as a fielder in T20Is.18:32 hrs IST
IND opt to field
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field against South Africa in the 2nd T20I encounter. Hardik Pandya returns to the playing XI for India.18:28 hrs IST
“Average score is 185 here. It looks dry and won’t turn much. We don’t see any green covering at all. It won’t excite the fast bowlers. Because of the black patches, the odd ball might keep low. Very little support for the spinners. The cracks won’t be too much of a problem.”18:19 hrs IST
It is an important series for Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, who have been brought back into the side to solidify the middle order. The game will also be an opportunity for Shikhar Dhawan to play a substantial knock, having endured a lean tour of the West Indies by his standards. It a ground he is fond of, having scored a memorable 187 on his Test debut and more recently a 143 in the ODI against Australia in March this year, albeit in a losing cause.18:09 hrs IST
SA team news
Quinton de Kock will be hoping to lift the morale of the Proteas, which would be on the floor following their dismal performance in England in the World Cup.
The visitors have included quite a number of fresh faces in their squad in a bid to build a team for the World T20 next year and, thus, they certainly lack experience. Despite this, they are, however, expected to pose a greater challenge to India than the West Indies did last month.18:02 hrs IST
Rabada vs Kohli
The Kagiso Rabada-led attack would have to bowl really well to contain the Indian batsmen especially skipper Virat Kohli, who played one of his best knocks against Australia in March 2016, the last T20 played in MOhali, to take India to the World T20 semifinals.17:52 hrs IST
Unlike Dharamsala, the chances of rain interrupting play in Mohali are negligible, and a full game can be expected. The pitch is supposed to be batter friendly, although pacers might get some assistance considering that the match will be played under lights.17:42 hrs IST
Areas of concern
With 20-odd games to go before the World Cup, the Indian team wants to boost its batting which will require number 8, 9 and 10 to score runs on a regular basis, something which has never been India’s strength.17:21 hrs IST
The squad that will face South Africa is more or less the same that toured to West Indies. The only difference has been the inclusion of all-rounder Hardik Pandya in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been given a break.17:11 hrs IST
Mission World Cup
Virat Kohli has already said that the younger players coming into the side will have to take advantage of the limited opportunities they will be getting in the near future as the team builds for the T20 World Cup.17:00 hrs IST
Pant walking tightrope between ‘fearless’ and ‘careless’ cricket
A fresh batting ethos seems to be the flavour of the season, a brave new approach that the team management believes will give it the best chance to target a second Twenty20 World Cup. Whether the middle-order woes at the 50-over World Cup convinced them, or a deep analysis of their approach in T20, India look determined to ring in the changes.
The slow build-up leading up to a late blitz is likely to go out of the window. Importantly, young Rishabh Pant was again reminded on Tuesday—ahead of the second T20 against South Africa here on Wednesday after the first game in Dharamsala was washed out—that a fortnight short of his 22nd birthday, he needs to show maturity in shot selection from now on.16:50 hrs IST
Is it time to look beyond Shikhar Dhawan as opener in T20Is?
It has been a story of so near yet so far for India in ICC WT20 over the past two editions. In the 2014 event India went down to Sri Lanka in the final, while the team was knocked out in the semi-finals in front of an expectant home crowd by eventual champions West Indies in 2016. As the team starts its preparations for the next edition in 2020, what will be is to find specialists for the format, something that India has always lacked.
The team has often depended on the brilliance of Virat Kohli and a few others to reach the business end of the tournament in the last two editions. But success in an ICC tournament is a result of a team performance, a bitter lesson that India were taught in the 50-over World Cup earlier this year.16:40 hrs IST
India opening combination to be tweaked?
After the first T20I was washed out in Dharamsala, the action now shifts to Mohali for the second T20I and for Virat Kohli, this is an opportunity to try out new combinations. He has already said that the younger players coming into the side will have to take advantage of the limited opportunities they will be getting in the near future as the team builds for the T20 World Cup. Here’s India’s Predicted XI for the 1st T20I against South Africa:16:30 hrs IST
Rain to play spoilsport again?
The first match of India’s home season was washed away at Dharamsala owing to incessant rains. However, as per weather forecast, the weather gods are expected to be kind for the second T20I clash which will take place in Mohali.
As per the forecast, the India-South Africa clash is expected to begin in clear conditions. The temperature will hover around 30°C, but there will be no respite for the players as far as the humidity (which reads around 70-75%) is concerned. Light south-easterly and east-southeasterly winds are expected right through the evening and the precipitation levels will remain low.16:15 hrs IST
4 cricketers can make their debuts for South Africa
South Africa have 4 players in their squad who might make their debuts in the upcoming T20I series against India. Among those three Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje and Goerge Linde have a high chance of making it to the playing XI in the 2nd T20I at Mohali. Bavuma and Nortje have played ODI before but it will be T20I debut for both of them if they take field on Wednesday.16:00 hrs IST
‘Don’t see many who bowl at 150 kmph’: Klusener
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener is currently working with the Proteas as their assistant batting coach. However, he was associated with the Delhi District Cricket Association last season and spent a lot of time with a number of young Delhi players. Hence, he is not surprised with the rise of Navdeep Saini, the young fast bowler, who made a smashing debut in the T20I series against West Indies.15:45 hrs IST
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to resume battle for top spot
Indian captain Virat Kohli will once again challenge his deputy Rohit Sharma for the biggest record in T20 internationals for batsmen. The two Indian talismans are on top of the run making tree currently and Rohit currently holds the record for being the top run getter in the format. Rohit has scored 2422 runs in 88 innings while Kohli has accumulated 2369 runs in 65 outings. Rohit will be eager start the series with a bang and extend his lead at the top.15:30 hrs IST
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to our live blog on the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa. The first encounter between the two teams was completely washed out without even the toss taking place due to heavy rainfall in Dharamsala. Going into the 2nd T20I in Mohali, both the teams will be eager to get off to a winning start, so as to ensure they do not lose the series. This is a must-win encounter for both the teams, with weather not expected to cause any interruption.