India register victory by 8 wickets. The men in blue finished the match in style after Suryakumar and KL Rahul smashed half-century each. KL ended the game with a six.
KL Rahul and Suryakumar want to end the game quick as they are smashing boundaries and sixes.
Team India will want to increase the pace of scoring runs and the Proteas will want to pick wickets.
After his back to back sixes, Suryakumar Yadav's batting is in focus. Will SKY be the star of the match tonight? It is something to look out for
Virat Kohli gets out on Nortje's delivery, he manages to score just 3 runs during his innings.
It is India's lowest score in Powerplay. After Rohit's wicket, Virat and KL Rahul look to stabilize the game and South Africa bowlers are in hunt of wickets.
Rabada dismisses India skipper Rohit Sharma and that too on a golden duck.
Team South Africa manage to put a target of 107 runs powered by Keshav Maharaj. For India Arshdeep took 3 wickets and Harshal, Chahar took 2 wickets each.
Most successfull batter for South Africa in the match, Keshav Maharaj 41 (35) gets dismissed by Harshal Patel after hitting 5 boundaries and 2 sixes.
A score of 100 comes of for South Africa after 19 overs as Arshdeep concedes 17 runs in his 4th over.
With Arshdeep Singh's 3-wicket haul, the men in blue took control of the innings very early. He gave away 32 runs with 17 runs coming from the last over that he bowled. His economy rate after his spell is 8.
Just when it seemed that a wicket wasn't taken for a long time, Axar Patel dismissed Parnell 24 (37) with Suryakumar taking a wonderful catch
Along with taking two crucial wickets of Bavuma and Stubbs, Chahar conceded 24 runs in his four overs with an economy of 6.
Keshav Maharaj and Parnell are trying to stabilize the situation for the Proteas as in the last 30 balls only one wicket has been taken by India.
India bowlers are completely in control as South Africa have already lost six wickets. The Proteas will want to stabilize the innings.
LBW review is taken on Harshal Patel's ball to Markram and guess what? Markram departs 25 (24)
During Arshdeep Singh's delivery to Markram, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar heard a noise and coaxed Rohit to take a review. However, the review went in vain.
Chahar gives away just 2 runs in five balls. But Parnell smashes a six to long-off.
Markram smashes some boundaries but with Arshdeep's bowling attack levels everything and the struggle for the Proteas to score runs continue.
The Proteas look in trouble as they have already lost five wickets before the powerplay.
Chahar bowls a brilliant over, gives just one run in the first over and dismisses South Africa skipper Bavuma. Arshdeep continues the momentum in the second over as he sends de Kock, Roussouw and Miller back to hut.
South Africa team looks in trouble after losing early wickets.
Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
While Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are rested from the previous series. Rishabh Pant and Arshdeep Singh are set to play. Jasprit Bumrah didn't make it to the Playing XI due to niggle and Deepak Chahar has replaced him. Yuzvendra Chahal too misses out and Ravichandran Ashwin is set to play the game.
Ajit Agarkar: Nice even covering of grass, but it's very very firm. Lots of runs are scored on Indian pitches and this is no different. Because there is grass there might be some help with the new ball for pacers up front and there is a bit of dew, so the captains will have a watch. I don't think the captains think much these days, they are comfortable chasing even when they are under pressure, so I expect no different today.
The weather at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram is expected to be very humid throughout the match. While a cloud cover of more than 50% is expected throughout the game, there is less possibility of rain to disrupt the match.
Team India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umesh Yadav
Team South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Heinrich Klaasen