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India vs South Africa T20I: Pitch invader tries to shake hands with Virat Kohli, taken off field - PHOTOS

The incident took place during South Africa’s innings. The pitch invader was quickly caught by the security guards and take off the ground.

cricket Updated: Sep 19, 2019 08:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A security personnel, second from left, tries to stop a fan of India's captain Virat Kohli.
A security personnel, second from left, tries to stop a fan of India's captain Virat Kohli.(AP)
         

The 2nd T20I between India and South Africa at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium,Mohali was interrupted twice with pitch invaders coming down on the field. The first incident took place during South Africa’s innings. The pitch invader was quickly caught by the security guards and take off the ground. The images of security guards dragging the invader out of the field were shared by news agencies immediately after the incident.

The second incident took place during India’s innings when another fan tried to enter the field to shake hands with Virat Kohli during India’s innings. Kohli was seen stepping back, as the fan tried to reach him. But once again, the guards were quick to catch hold off the invader and take him off the field.

A fan tries to run towards the pitch.
A fan tries to run towards the pitch. ( PTI )
A fan comes in the ground during the 2nd T20 match between India and South Africa.
A fan comes in the ground during the 2nd T20 match between India and South Africa. ( ANI )
A fan comes in the ground during the 2nd T20 match between India and South Africa at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.
A fan comes in the ground during the 2nd T20 match between India and South Africa at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. ( ANI )
Security officials restrain a man after he tried to run towards the pitch.
Security officials restrain a man after he tried to run towards the pitch. ( AP )

Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten half century and took a stunning catch to lead from the front as India eased to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international. For Proteas, skipper Quinton de Kock and debutant Temba Bavuma played impressive knocks but India were able to contain South Africa to 149 for five in the second T20 International here on Wednesday.

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Newly appointed captain de Kock (52 off 37) led from the front, while Bavuma (49 off 43) too impressed in his first limited-overs appearance for South Africa in almost two years. But South Africa did not get the final flourish they were looking for and ended up with a below-par total.

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India bowled well in the death overs, conceding only 24 runs in the final four. Pacer Deepak Chahar was pick of the bowler with two wickets for 22 runs from his four overs. India captain Virat Kohli sent a new-look South Africa into bat with the visitors picking three debutants in Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin and Bavuma.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Sep 18, 2019 21:38 IST

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