India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Virat Kohli's 72* powered India to an easy seven-wicket victory in the second T20I in Mohali. With the win, India have now taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series. India chased a target of 150 with an over to go, as Kohli's innings was supported by Dhawan (40) and a cameo from Shreyas Iyer (16*). Rishabh Pant, however, failed to impress again as he was dismissed on 4. (Match Scorecard) (Live Stream IND vs SA)
India beat South Africa by 7 wickets
Key Pointers of 2nd Innings:
1. Shikhar Dhawan back to form
2. King Kohli continues his reign
3. Superman stuff from David Miller to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan
4. Rishabh Pant misery continues
5. Virat Kohli overtakes Rohit Sharma to become highest run-scorer in T20I cricket
22.15 IST: Fortuin to Iyer, FOUR! AND IT just seals the deal for India as the hosts win the match by 7 wickets.
22.13 IST: Fortuin to Kohli, SIX! Another Maximum, And Virat Kohli overtakes Rohit Sharma to become highest run-scorer in T20I cricket.
22.09 IST: Rabada to Kohli, SIX! UNSTOPPABLE! This man is insane, he just flicked one of the best bowlers in international cricket for a SIX with such ease.
22.05 IST: Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR! Glorius from the skipper! Unbelievable class of cricket and he reaches his 22nd half-century with that.
21.59 IST: Nortje to Iyer, FOUR! Nicely played from Iyer! Good length ball outside off, Iyer guides this towards the third man region for a boundary.
21.55 IST: Fortuin to Pant, OUT! What a waste of talent, another poor show from Pant. Bad ball and even worse shot.
21.46 IST: Shamsi to Dhawan, OUT! What an unbelievable catch! Blinder from Miller at the boundary rope, some superman stuff to remove Dhawan.
21.41 IST: Fortuin to Dhawan, SIX! Hammered! Dhawan put his knee on the ground and sweeps it with full power for maximum. IND 89/1 in 11 overs
21.31 IST: Pretorious to Dhawan, FOUR! This time Gabbar takes the aerial route but the ball lands before the rope and it is counted as a four.
21.30 IST: Pretorious to Kohli, SIX! Marvellous from Skipper! Virat steps out and finds the gap and played a lofted cover drive for maximum.
21.14 IST: Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR! It's a classic Virat Kohli cover drive and the ball gets what it deserved.
21.12 IST: Pretorious to Kohli, FOUR! Pure class and elegance from Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he just pushes the ball towards mid-wicket region in gap for the boundary.
21.07 IST: Phehlukwayo to Rohit, OUT! Good full-length delivery from South African pacer and poor shot selection from overconfident Rohit as India lose their first wicket. IND 33/1 in 3.5 Overs
21.06 IST: Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, FOUR! Excellent pull from Shikhar Dhawan
21.00 IST: Rabada to Dhawan, FOUR! The Southpaw from Delhi is just using the pace of his IPL teammate and collecting boundaries.
20.57 IST: Nortje to Rohit, SIX! SMASHED! Get ready for a Rohit Sharma show as this man is in no mood to stop now. Exquisite timing with power and ball went for the maximum.
20.55 IST: Nortje to Rohit, SIX! HITMAN SPECIAL! Rohit shuffles a bit and pulls it to send the ball into the crowd. IND 15/0 in 1.2 Overs
20.52 IST: Rabada to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan cuts it through point and third man area and ball races towards the rope.
20.48 IST: Rabada to Rohit, WIDE! The first wide ball of the over as Rabada misses his line on the very first ball of the innings.
20.46 IST: Indian openers are on the field as speedgun Kagiso Rabada to bowl the first over.
* Key points of SA innings
1. De Kock classic fifty
2. Kohli took a stunner to dismiss De Kock
3. Debutant Bavuma missed his maiden fifty by 1 run
4. Navdeep Saini went for 16 runs in the final over of the innings
20.36 IST: Navdeep to Pretorious, SIX! Pretorious ends the innings with a biggie. A 88 m monster that absolutely will shake Navdeep's confidence. SA 149/5 in 20 Overs
20.32 IST: Navdeep to Phehlukwayo, SIX! A Massive One! What a shot from the big man, he just smashed it hard towards mid-wicket region and six was written all over it. SA 140/5 in 19.3 Overs
* Navdeep Saini to bowl the final over of the innings
20.25 IST: Hardik to Miller, OUT! Hardik finally gets the wickets. No Miller carnage then. A slower ball has done the trick for Team India here. Miller is looking for quick runs as he goes for the wild slog.
20.18 IST: Chahar to Bavuma, OUT! Unlucky Bavuma as the debutant missed his fifty by just 1 run. SA 126/4 in 17.1 overs
20.17 IST: Navdeep to Bavuma, Excellent shot from Bavuma but Jadeja didn't let the ball touch the boundary rope as he settles for two.
20.11 IST: Sundar to Miller, SIX! Killer Miller has just displayed his killing instincts as ball disappears into the stands. SA 121/3 in 15.5 overs
20.08 IST: Junior Pandya following his brother's footsteps and bowled an excellent over just giving 5 runs. SA 110/3 in 15 Overs
20.04 IST: Another tight over from Senior Pandya as the left-arm spinner just gave 7 runs in a crucial time. SA 105/3 in 14 overs
19.52 IST: Jadeja to Van der Dussen, OUT! Marvellous Caught and bowl from Jadeja and the man in form is back in the hut. SA 90/3 in 12.1 overs
19.50 IST: Navdeep to De Kock, OUT! STUNNER from KING KOHLI! It was an excellent catch from Indian skipper as his eyes were always on the ball and he dives late to take a stunner.
19.48 IST: Jadeja to De Kock, FOUR! And it's a FIFTY for the skipper, there was a chance but a difficult one and Sundar couldn't reach it and ball races for the boundary.
19.44 IST: Hardik to Bavuma, FOUR! The debutant cuts and ball races towards the boundary in a flash. SA 78/1 in 10 overs
19.40 IST: Jadeja to De Kock, FOUR! Poor ball from Jadeja and De Kock just glide it down the leg side for the boundary.
19.35 IST: Hardik to Bavuma, SIX! Maximum for the debutant! Excellent pick-up from the young player he just hit it towards mid-wicket for the six. SA 55/1 in 7.5 overs
* End of the Powerplay and South Africa are 39/1 with skipper De Kock going strong against Indian pacers.
19.24 IST: Chahar to De Kock, IN THE AIR! BUT SAFE! De Kock skied it and the ball lands in the no men's land with Virat Kohli chasing it hard. SA 34/1 in 5.1 overs
19.23 IST: Excellent tight over from off-spinner Washington Sundar only 1 run from the over. SA 32/1 in 5 overs
* Debutant Temba Bavuma joins his skipper in the middle
19.17 IST: Chahar to Hendricks, IN THE AIR and OUT! Hendricks was in no control as he just lofts it with no aim and Washington Sundar takes an easy catch at long-on. SA 31/1 in 3.5 Overs
19.14 IST: Chahar to De Kock, FOUR! He is in no mood to stop today, the skipper looks like a man on a mission and smashed it for the boundary. SA 28/0 in 3.1 Overs
19.11 IST: Navdeep to De Kock, FOUR! Three in a row for de Kock! Not a very pleasant way to welcome someone into attack and Saini got the hammering right away. SA 23/0 in 2.3 Overs
19.10 IST: Navdeep to De Kock, FOUR! Back to back boundaries for the skipper! Excellent drive from de Kock.
19.09 IST: Navdeep to De Kock, FOUR! EDGED and boundary, Excellent bowl from young Saini as the Proteas skipper was in no control to hit it but luck was in his favour. SA 15/0 in 2.1 Overs
19.07 IST: Chahar to Hendricks, FOUR! On the pads and the Reeza didn't miss the opportunity to send the ball for the boundary. SA 11/0 in 1.4 Over
19.04 IST: Deepak Chahar to start the proceedings from another end.
19.02 IST: Sundar to De Kock, FOUR! South African skipper just guides the ball and it races towards the boundary rope. SA 5/0 in 0.3 Over
19.00 IST: Washington Sundar to bowl the first over while Reeza Hendricks will open the innings alongside skipper Quinton de Kock.
18.54 IST: Both the teams are out in the field for the national anthems
18.38 IST: India have won the toss and opted to bowl first against South Africa. Manish Pandey will sit out for Shreyas Iyer, and Hardik Pandya also returns to the side after the break during the West Indies tour.
18:36 IST: Playing XIs
South Africa: 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 Shamsi
18.30 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and opt to field against South Africa
18.25 IST: Virat Kohli to felicitate pitch curator Daljit Singh before second T20I | Read Full Report
18.20 IST: We are only 10 minutes away from the toss.
18.15 IST: Only 53 runs separate teammates Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the top-2 highest run-getters in T20I cricketer, as the former is ahead of the Indian captain.
17.20 IST: Opener Shikhar Dhawan look to regain his Midas-touch back in the second T20I against South Africa.
Match Preview: Rishabh Pant's form would be an important sub-plot when India look to seize the advantage against South Africa in the second T20 International here on Wednesday after a washout in Dharamsala effectively made the series a two-match affair. The T20 World Cup is more than 12 months away but India captain Virat Kohli has already detailed his plans and expectations from the youngsters in the side. The skipper did not expect to get a bagful of opportunities when he arrived on the international scene and believes the current crop of youngsters also need to make it count in the limited time they are going to get. (Read Full Match Preview)