IND vs SA, T20 World Cup, Highlights: South Africa win by 5 wickets
Well, it wasn't India's day today. They missed quite a few chances on the field and weren't good with the bat either. Say whatever you want, the batting collapses are a reality and they have to find a way to tackle it.
South Africa, on the other hand, put up a great show. They were great with the ball and reasonable with the bat in hand. Looks like one of the most complete teams of the tournament so far.
The team will next face Bangladesh on November 2. Until then, this is Kartik Mehindru, signing off.
Well, Arshdeep is here to bowl his last over. The equation is pretty simple for South Africa and an easy one too. IND will have to bowl out of their skin to defend this. But this is exactly what this World Cup has stood up for. Absolute magic. Can India churn one up today?
Hardik Pandya is the man. He gets the much-needed breakthrough and India can still believe. They can, right?
South Africa are way ahead now. If India doesn't get quick wickets, this could be over pretty quickly.
Looks like Dinesh Karthik is suffering from a cramp and is out the ground. Rishabh Pant replaces him.
Ashwin goes for plenty on the 14th over - 17 runs. The match is slowly shifting in SA's favour. India need quick wickets now. Both Miller and Markram have started to tee off now.
Can they stage a turnaround?
At least 3 run-out chances and a catch - This is what India have missed in the field today. Poor fielding today, and that might cost them the game in the end.
Mad scenes in Perth. Virat Kohli has just dropped a sitter, and Markram gets a lifeline. Ashwin was the bowler and he can't believe what he has just seen. The crowd cannot believe it. Will this be the game-changing moment?
Hardik gives away 16 runs in the 11th over, and that might get the SA batters going. Poor over, and it also came at the wrong time. A couple of tight overs from here on would have choked the SA line-up.
South Africa are in no way close to what they would have liked at the halfway mark. India have bowled brilliantly well and the SA batters have had no answers, to be honest. They would want to attack now though. Will they be able to pull this off?
It looked plumb in real-time. Shami struck Miller on the pads. The umpire said no. Rohit Sharma reviewed but turns out Miller edged it first.
South Africa are off to a poor start. A poor powerplay for them and it is exactly what India needed. It is going to be an interesting contest going ahead. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned!
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack and sends back the South African captain. The Porteas are in deep trouble now.
What a start it has been for the Men in Blue. They have absolutely nailed their plans and SA batters are having a tough time out there. 3 overs are done, they are two down with just 9 runs on board. Dream start for India.
What a player. What a man. Arshdeep Singh has sent back two of the most prolific SA batters. QDK and Rossouw are back in the hut and SA are hurting. They are hurting bad.
Here he is. Arshdeep it is. Look at him go. Look at the entire team go. India are off to a banger. The dangerous QDK is back in the hut.
The South African pair of Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock have walked out to bat. It will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings for India. The men in blue need early wickets to defend this.
Well, Sky fell just before the last over and that meant India finished 10-15 runs less than what they would have liked. It's still a fighting total though. SA will need to bat well to get it.
Can India defend 133? Be back in a while. Stay Tuned!
Suryakumar Yadav is back in the hut. Up to Shami and Bhuvi now to add another 10-15 runs to India's kitty. Can they?
The key here would be to allow Suryakumar to bat for as many balls as possible. India still need 20-25 runs to consider themselves safe.
18 more balls to go. How much more can India get? To be honest, it all depends on how Sky performs. Indian fans would be keeping their fingers crossed.
Another wicket for South Africa. Just when it looked like India were gaining control, Parnell comes back to get SA back in the game. Well, were they even ever out?
Well...well..well... Suryakumar Yadav says, 'Mein Hoon Na'.
What an innings. Team in pressure. Big match, big stage and he delivers and how? Still, a lot to do though. Can he keep up the good work?
Well, Sky is looking good in Perth. He has raced away to 40 off just 26 and if he can keep up the momentum, IND will find themselves in safe waters at the halfway mark.
India now have 70-odd runs on the board. Can Sky and Dinesh Karthik continue the good work and take India to a total where the bowlers can have something to defend?
Interesting passage of play coming ahead.
Well, South Africa are in total control. No two ways about it. India have lost half their side in 10 overs and it is upto Suryakumar Yadav to get them to a big total. Dinesh Karthik too needs to up his game. Can they?
Hardik Pandya bites the dust. India have no clue what has hit them and South Africa are on an absolute roll. What a day they are having. India need at least 130-140 on board to pose any kind of threat. Can they get there?
Another one bites the dust. Hooda follows Kohli and India are in trouble now. South Africa stirring up a storm in Perth.
Big wicket for India. Virat Kohli is a goner. Lungi Ngidi is bowling a dream spell here. India in trouble. Another wicket off a short ball. Kohli tries to take it on but mistimes it, the ball takes the top edge and flies over to fine leg where Rabada takes a good catch.
KL Rahul departs. Another failure for the Indian Vice Captain. Things are starting to get a little shaky for him now. Fans won't be happy. A certain Rishabh Pant is waiting in the wings.
Well, there it is. SA draw first blood. Ngidi goes short, Rohit takes him on, mistimes it, makes a meal out of it, and Lungi grabs a sitter.
Kohli walks in.
Well, India are off to a sedate start. It was expected though. The pitch has aided seamers. 4 overs are done for and India will be pretty happy that they haven't lost a single wicket. South Africa, on the other hand, would have liked at least a scalp to show off for their great bowling.
Well, the heading explains it.
SA bowled 9 straight dot balls, and then Rohit Sharm took on Rabada's short ball to send it sailing over long leg for a maximum. Quite a contrasting start this from India.
WHAT. AN. OVER.
Fantastic start from Parnell and South Africa. Rahul had no clue. The ball was zipping around. Maiden over to start the proceedings.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are out for India. KL on strike. Parnell to start the attack for South Africa. Here we go. Bring it on!
South Africa Playing XI
Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Axar Patel misses out and Deepak Hooda has been slotted in the 11.
Rohit Sharma have won the toss and has put South Africa to bowl first.
Well, the toss at Perth will be important, but it won't really dictate the end result. Seamers of both sides are expected to get help throughout and especially in the first 6 overs. It will all come down to which side bats better.
No side, however, would want to chase more than 140 or 150 on this pitch.
It's almost time. We are about 20 minutes away from the toss. I am Kartik Mehindru, and I will be taking you through all the updates from the match. Fasten your seatbelts - we are in for a wild ride.
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