India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Highlights: India canter home with one over to spare as Kohli scores typical 50

Virat Kohli never looked out of sorts in the chase as he played an innings we are used to seeing. He was ably helped by Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer, who shared big partnerships to take India home comfortably
  • 22:20
  • 22:12

    Ind 151/3 (19 overs)

    18.1 Fortuin to Kohli, DOT, dances down but the length is short, played back to Bjorn

    18.2 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, to deep mid wicket

    18.3 Fortuin to Shreyas, 1 run, backs away and looks to heave, squirts an inside edge to short fine leg

    18.4 Fortuin to Kohli, SIX, I'll do it myself, Virat tells Shreyas. Dances down again, is to the pitch and the timing takes it all the way over long on

    18.5 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, length now, and he tucks it to mid wicket for one

    18.6 Fortuin to Shreyas, FOUR, done and dusted! Iyer comes down, takes it on the half volley and hits it hard along the ground to give long on no chance of cutting it off

  • 22:10

    Ind 138/3 (18 overs)

    KG is back, is it too late though?

    17.1 Rabada to Kohli, SIX, that is a ridiculous shot! And I mean that in a good way. KG typically bowls it with pace but gets the line wrong, on leg stump it is, Virat simply uses the pace to flick it away and it goes over the fine leg fence

    17.2 Rabada to Kohli, DOT.

    17.3 Rabada to Kohli, DOT.

    17.4 Rabada to Kohli, 1 run, pulls the short one to deep square leg

    17.5 Rabada to Shreyas, DOT, played to short third man

    17.6 Rabada to Shreyas, DOT.

  • 22:04

    Ind 131/3 (17 overs)

    Andile is back to bowl.

    16.1 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, 50 for the captain! Comes down, sees the length ball and punches it in the gap, well wide of the long on fielder, who has no chance

    16.2 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, another one! Backs away and cuts it past backward point for an easy boundary

    16.3 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball and is tapped to long on

    16.4 Phehlukwayo to Shreyas, 1 run, dug into the pitch and is cleverly played to third man

    16.5 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, DOT, played straight to extra cover

    16.6 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 22:02

    Ind 120/3 (16 overs)

    15.1 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, squeezed past Bjorn to long on for one

    15.2 Fortuin to Shreyas, 1 run, comes down and knocks it to long on again

    15.3 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, driven straight back and Bjorn deflects it past the stumps to allow one

    15.4 Fortuin to Shreyas, DOT, to mid wicket

    15.5 Fortuin to Shreyas, 1 run, quick single after coming down the wicket as Bjorn deflects it again

    15.6 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 21:57

    Ind 115/3 (15 overs)

    Shreyas Iyer walks in at no.5 to join his skipper.

    14.1 Nortje to Shreyas, 2 runs, loud appreciation from Virat for that shot. Full outside off, Iyer nails the drive wide of cover, but KG in the deep dives to keep them to two

    14.2 Nortje to Shreyas, FOUR, pacy delivery, clever from Iyer, used the pace and placed it wide of de Kock to get his first boundary

    14.3 Nortje to Shreyas, 1 run, to third man

    14.4 Nortje to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball outside off, punched on the up and past a diving cover for two

    14.5 Nortje to Kohli, 1 run, is slightly off balance as he plays this to fine leg

    14.6 Nortje to Shreyas, DOT.

  • 21:48

    Ind 104/3 (13.4 overs)

    Rishabh Pant replaces his senior Delhi southpaw at the crease and he has to justify why he has been sent ahead of Shreyas Iyer here.

    13.1 Fortuin to Kohli, DOT, full on the stumps, squeezed to cover

    13.2 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, pulls it back a bit, and is nudged to short fine leg

    13.3 Fortuin to Pant, 2 runs, goes on the back foot to this length ball, tucks it softly to mid wicket and takes two

    13.4 Fortuin to Pant, OUT, and the rap on the knuckles that Shastri talked about should come after this game. Poor ball, and a poorer shot to get out. Short ball down leg, horror ball, Rishabh could have hit it anywhere but instead plays it straight to the man at short fine leg

    Pant c Shamsi b Fortuin 4(5)

  • 21:46
  • 21:42

    Ind 94/2 (11.4 overs)

    11.1 Shamsi to Kohli, 3 runs, length ball turning in, Virat wristily places it in the gap at deep square leg, Temba saves one after haring across

    11.2 Shamsi to Dhawan, 1 run, full on off stump, punched to long off

    11.3 Shamsi to Kohli, 1 run, full on middle, knocked to long on

    11.4 Shamsi to Dhawan, OUT, what a grab that is! That looked destined for a biggie but David Miller was having none of it! Shikhar comes down the track, and nails the big shot down the ground, it is flat, hit extremely hard, was travelling at the rate of knots but Miller from long on runs to his right and leaps even better, stretches his right hand out and plucks it out of thin air. Is this the start of a Protea comeback?

    Dhawan c Miller b Shamsi 40(31)

  • 21:37

    Ind 89/1 (11 overs)

    New spinner in the block for the Proteas, and it is Bjorn Fortuin into the attack.

    10.1 Fortuin to Dhawan, 1 run, length on the stumps, Shikhar shows off his shiny head without the helmet as he plays this to mid wicket

    10.2 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, outside off now, cut to deep point

    10.3 Fortuin to Dhawan, 1 leg byes, down the track he comes, cannot connect, gets it on the pads

    10.4 Fortuin to Kohli, 1 run, darted in on the stumps and that is the 50 partnership

    10.5 Fortuin to Dhawan, DOT, looks to cut after backing away, but the balance is not right

    10.6 Fortuin to Dhawan, SIX, outta here! Full to finish the over, and Shikhar nonchalantly slog sweeps him big into the mid wicket stands

  • 21:34

    Ind 79/1 (10 overs)

  • 21:29

    Ind 72/1 (9 overs)

    8.1 Pretorius to Kohli, SIX, Virat has had enough sightings! Dances down, takes it on the half volley and times it sweetly enough for it to travel over extra cover

    8.2 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run.

    8.3 Pretorius to Dhawan, FOUR, now it is Shikhar's turn. Gets it full just outside off, and he lifts it straight back, one bounce over the ropes

    8.4 Pretorius to Dhawan, 1 run, some theatrics in the crease and in the end, is only a single

    8.5 Pretorius to Kohli, 2 runs, full outside off, he leans forward and drives well, but long off is there to keep them to two

    8.6 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 21:25

    Ind 57/1 (8 overs)

    First signs of spin as on comes Tabraiz Shamsi.

    7.1 Shamsi to Kohli, 1 run, wrong un first up, wide of off, cut to deep cover point

    7.2 Shamsi to Dhawan, 1 run, much closer to the stumps, punched down to long off

    7.3 Shamsi to Kohli, 1 run, flighted outside off, Virat sweeps it almost to long on

    7.4 Shamsi to Dhawan, 1 run, straighter now, punched to long on

    7.5 Shamsi to Kohli, 1 run, driven to long on on the front foot

    7.6 Shamsi to Dhawan, DOT.

  • 21:21

    Ind 52/1 (7 overs)

    6.1 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run, straight on the stumps, played with a straight bat to long on

    6.2 Pretorius to Dhawan, 1 run, backs away, Dwaine follows him, and he just about gets it past mid wicket for one

    6.3 Pretorius to Kohli, DOT, flicked to mid wicket

    6.4 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run, flicked again, much finer though and gets it to deep square leg

    6.5 Pretorius to Dhawan, 1 run, gets into a cross stance and punches it to deep point

    6.6 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 21:15

    Ind 47/1 (6 overs)

    5.1 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, FOUR, another super shot! Fuller outside off, Virat places it wide of cover and the timing is imperious as always

    5.2 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, DOT, wants to place it down to third man but does not get it fine enough

    5.3 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, DOT, huge, huge shout, and Andile is pleading with the umpire. Cuts Virat in half, de Kock was confident of the inside edge, he was celebrating in fact and has gone for the DRS now. And the replay shows it to be clipping the pad on the way through. The wickets are umpire's call too so Virat survives either way

    5.4 Phehlukwayo to Kohli, 1 run, length ball on leg, tucked to short fine leg, who fumbles and allows the single

    5.5 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, WIDE, angled down leg from round the wicket

    5.5 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, DOT, cracks the punch off the length ball, straight to cover point though

    5.6 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, DOT.

  • 21:11

    Ind 41/1 (5 overs)

    Virat Kohli walked off holding his back in the last over of the Proteas' innings but he is out here at no.3. Meanwhile, Dwaine Pretorius is into the attack to take pace off again.

    4.1 Pretorius to Dhawan, 1 run, starts on a length, played to backward square leg

    4.2 Pretorius to Kohli, 2 runs, length again, works it to deep mid wicket and called for two straightaway

    4.3Pretorius to Kohli, DOT, tucked to mid wicket this time

    4.4Pretorius to Kohli, FOUR, classic Virat! Full and straight, he gets his bat down at an angle only he can, and nails the on drive past mid wicket

    4.5 Pretorius to Kohli, 1 run, played to deep mid wicket now

    4.6 Pretorius to Dhawan, DOT.

  • 21:10
  • 21:03

    Ind 33/1 (3.5 overs)

    No redemption for Anrich yet as Andile Phehlukwayo comes into the attack.

    3.1 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, DOT, no pace to work with, Andile angles it in from round the wicket, Shikhar is beaten on the pull

    3.2 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, DOT, advances down the track to intimidate the bowler, can only play it to backward point though

    3.3 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, 2 runs, smart work in the deep, pulled to deep square leg, the fielder pulls it back, not cleanly though, takes his hands off it as it rolls around and then throws it back.Actually the replays are quite close, third umpire is having multiple looks at it. And it is deemed to not be a boundary. Tight call though

    3.4 Phehlukwayo to Dhawan, 1 run, slower ball, played softly to mid off for one

    3.5Phehlukwayo to Rohit, OUT, gone! Full and again there is no pace, Rohit wants to hit it powerfully, but the ball eludes him and that is right in front of leg stump. First blood drawn!

    Rohit lbw bPhehlukwayo 12(12)

  • 20:59

    Ind 30/0 (3 overs)

    2.1 Rabada to Dhawan, FOUR, and Shikhar does not want to be left behind! Gets this full and wide of off, he brings out the classic cover drive and nails it from the middle of the bat

    2.2 Rabada to Dhawan, FOUR, not very classy but a boundary nevertheless. Angled outside off, chopped a bit, and it goes to the third man boundary

    2.3 Rabada to Dhawan, DOT, similar delivery but this time he does not connect. Past the edge it goes

    2.4 Rabada to Dhawan, 1 run, slightly back of a length, he plays with an open face to third man

    2.5 Rabada to Rohit, DOT, straight delivery outside off, defended towards mid on

    2.6 Rabada to Rohit, DOT.

  • 20:55

    Ind 21/0 (2 overs)

    Anrich Nortje will bowl from the other end and he is no slouch when it comes to pace.

    1.1 Nortje to Dhawan, 1 run, short and a bit wide, played to third man

    1.2 Nortje to Rohit, DOT.

    1.3 Nortje to Rohit, SIX, typical Rohit! Landed short, and he is one of the most beautiful pullers of the ball, gets into position and the next thing we know, it is into the mid wicket stands

    1.4 Nortje to Rohit, DOT.

    1.5 Nortje to Rohit, SIX, no pace will help you if you bowl short to Rohit. Anrich does not learn his lesson, drops it short again, and is deposited into the fine leg stands this time

    1.6 Nortje to Rohit, DOT.

  • 20:49

    Ind 8/0 (1 over)

    Rohit and Shikhar will open for India as usual. KG Rabada with the new ball and he breathes fire. We are set for a good contest!

    0.1 Rabada to Rohit, WIDE, not the ball you want to start with. Down leg and it is rightly adjudged wide

    0.1 Rabada to Rohit, DOT, hits Rohit on the pad as he is beaten by pace, but it is too high for an LBW

    0.2 Rabada to Rohit, DOT.

    0.3Rabada to Rohit, DOT, length ball, played to cover

    0.4 Rabada to Rohit, 1 run, WIDE, down leg again, de Kock fumbles and allows an extra run on top of the extra

    0.4 Rabada to Dhawan, FOUR, good shot, cramped for room a bit, but Shikhar times the punch well, and gets it over backward point, the third man fielder touches the ropes as he fielded, given four

    0.5Rabada to Dhawan, 1 run, wide and slashed to third man

    0.6 Rabada to Rohit, DOT.

  • 20:31

    SA 149/5 (20 overs)

    Saini it will be to bowl the last over. Multiple substitutions happening, Kohli and Hardik walk out, Manish and KL are in. Rohit takes over captaincy.

    19.1 Saini to Pretorius, DOT, after all the cutters and knuckle balls, this full pace delivery surprises Dwaine, cannot get bat on it

    19.2 Saini to Pretorius, 1 leg byes, full on the pads, it trickles to third man

    19.3 Saini to Phehlukwayo, SIX, right off the screws! Full and pacy on leg stump, Andile backs away and absolutely clobbers it, goes way into the stands at mid wicket

    19.4 Saini to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, full toss and he hits this to deep extra cover as he backed away, very good throw from the deep to keep them to one

    19.5 Saini to Pretorius, 2 runs, squeezed out straight down the ground for a couple. Last ball coming up!

    19.6 Saini to Pretorius, SIX, great way to finish off! Slower ball sits up nicely, Dwaine was ready for it and pulls it into the stands at mid wicket! 149 it is!

  • 20:22

    SA 133/5 (19 overs)

    Dwaine Pretorius is the man at no.6 and he can strike them long too. Hardik back yet again.

    18.1 H Pandya to Miller, OUT, knocked him over! Hardik keeps it straight on a length, grips a bit, David looks to heave it away, but instead his middle stump is pegged back.

    Miller b H Pandya 18(15)

    Andile Phehlukwayo walks in at no.7

    18.2 H Pandya to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, slower ball on off, played with an open face to short third man for one

    18.3 H Pandya to Pretorius, 1 run, slow ball on a length, driven to mid off without timing

    18.4 H Pandya to Phehlukwayo, DOT, length ball down leg, not given wide, umpire says it brushed the pad on the way through

    18.5 H Pandya to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, again looks to heave it away, only gets a small edge to the leg side

    18.6 H Pandya to Pretorius, 1 run.

  • 20:20
  • 20:18

    SA 126/4 (17.1 overs)

    Deepak Chahar on to bowl his final over.

    17.1 D Chahar to Bavuma, OUT, no fifty on T20 debut! Bowls it slow and full Deepak, way outside off, Temba picks it up and delivers it straight into the hands of Jaddu at long on

    Bavuma c Jadeja b D Chahar 49(43)

  • 20:14

    SA 126/3 (17 overs)

    Saini is back now to replace the younger Pandya.

    16.1 Saini to Miller, 1 run, inside edges it onto pad and takes the single on offer

    16.2 Saini to Bavuma, DOT, outside off and driven to cover point

    16.3 Saini to Bavuma, DOT, full on the stumps, not quite the yorker, but Temba can only hit it straight back to Navdeep

    16.4 Saini to Bavuma, DOT, that's not him. Shuffles across his stumps and looks to use the pace to paddle it fine, cannot connect well at all

    16.5 Saini to Bavuma, 2 runs, low full toss, drives it wide of cover point but it is Jaddu on the boundary, hares across and stops it easily in the end

    16.6 Saini to Bavuma, 1 leg byes.

  • 20:09

    SA 122/3 (16 overs)

    No Pandya brothers tandem, sorry, it is Washington Sundar to bowl with the *old* ball

    15.1 Sundar to Bavuma, 1 run, starts full, played to long on

    15.2 Sundar to Miller, 1 run, short from round the wicket, not spinning typically, played to backward square

    15.3 Sundar to Bavuma, 1 run, comes down the track and works it to deep mid wicket

    15.4 Sundar to Miller, 2 runs, slower ball down leg, tucked to deep mid wicket, in the gap too, allows them two

    15.5 Sundar to Miller, SIX, there's the big shot! Full and slow, Dave sees it and hits it inside out, through the line and over extra cover she goes

    15.6 Sundar to Miller, 1 run.

  • 20:04

    SA 110/3 (15 overs)

    Hardik is back now so the Pandya brothers will bowl in tandem apparently.

    14.1 H Pandya to Bavuma, DOT, slower ball outside off, Temba looks to heave it away, is hit on the pads though

    14.2 H Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run, bit fuller, faster too, hit on the bounce to long on

    14.3 H Pandya to Miller, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, tucked to deep backward square

    14.4 H Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run, full pace delivery on leg stump, flicked to deep mid wicket

    14.5 H Pandya to Miller, 1 run, length down leg again, pulled to fine leg for one

    14.6 H Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run.

  • 20:00

    SA 105/3 (14 overs)

    Yet another change in bowling as Krunal Pandya is brought into the attack. David Miller has walked out at no.5 and he has not had a good run recently with the bat. Still very dangerous though.

    13.1K Pandya to Bavuma, DOT.

    13.2 K Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run, slow outside off, played to mid off, Temba is casual in his running, and if Jaddu had hit, he was long gone

    13.3 K Pandya to Miller, 1 run, on the stumps now, knocked to mid wicket

    13.4 K Pandya to Bavuma, 2 runs, dropped short and wide, cut past point for a couple

    13.5 K Pandya to Bavuma, 2 runs, not too smart from Kohli, this was knocked to long on, the fielder threw well, but the skipper got himself in front of the bowler, ensuring it never reached him

    13.6 K Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run.

    13.5 K Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run.

  • 19:56

    SA 90/3 (12.1 overs)

    Rassie van der Dussen is in at no.4

    12.1 Jadeja to van der Dussen, OUT, and Rassie is gone second ball! Jaddu bowls it on a typically full length, it turns away just a bit,but it is enough to catch him out, as Rassie spoons a leading edge straight back, Jaddu leaps to his right and takes it over his head. India coming back nicely!

    van der Dussen c & b Jadeja 1(2)

  • 19:55
  • 19:50

    SA 88/2 (11.2 overs)

    Saini is back after that expensive 13-run first over.

    11.1 Saini to Bavuma, 1 run.

    11.2 Saini to de Kock, OUT, what a catch! And it is one skipper dismissing the other! Navdeep drops it short, the SA skipper goes for the pull down the ground, it is not a bad shot but he had not accounted for Kohli. The Indian skipper, who has stationed himself at mid on, anticipates well, runs to his left, and dives for glory, and catches it one-handed as he is falling. Needed something special to get de Kock out and Kohli has produced exactly that!

    de Kock c Kohli b Saini 52(37)

  • 19:46

    SA 87/1 (11 overs)

    10.1 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, full on the stumps, played to long on for one

    10.2 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, wants to go for the big hit, but in the end sweeps it to long on

    10.3 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, full outside off, knocked to deep cover

    10.4 Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, falls short of the fielder! Short ball, darted in, Quinton pulls it away, and deep square leg was in two minds- to catch it or save the boundary, in the end does neither. Fifty for the skipper on debut!

    10.5 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run.

    10.6 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run.

  • 19:42

    SA 78/1 (10 overs)

    9.1 Pandya to de Kock, 1 run, full toss just about qualifies as legal, played to long on

    9.2 Pandya to Bavuma, 3 runs, slight drama! Played to Shreyas at deep point, he fumbles a bit, they go for the second, there is no one backing up the throw and it allows a third too

    9.3 Pandya to de Kock, 1 run.

    9.4 Pandya to Bavuma, FOUR, slow, short and wide of off, easy pickings for Temba, cuts it away past a vacant point

    9.5 Pandya to Bavuma, FOUR, copy paste the previous delivery. This time it is straighter, in front of the wicket, still picks up the boundary though

    9.6 Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run.

  • 19:38

    SA 64/1 (9 overs)

    8.1 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, short but he gets away with it as it is only pulled to deep mid wicket

    8.2 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, knocked down to mid wicket again

    8.3 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 leg byes, typically excited shout from Jaddu, Quinton goes for the reverse hit, is hit on the pads but impact is outside off though

    8.4 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, easily played to deep mid wicket

    8.5 Jadeja to de Kock, FOUR, fast and short, this time he readies himself well, shuffles and picks it up over backward square leg

    8.6 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run.

  • 19:33

    SA 55/1 (8 overs)

    And it is yet another bowling change, this time Hardik Pandya will bowl his medium pace.

    7.1 Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run, starts short and is hit powerfully to deep point for one

    7.2 Pandya to de Kock, 1 run, bowls full on his pads as he backed away, cannot get hold of it Quinton, inside edges it towards the off side

    7.3 Pandya to Bavuma, 1 run, short again, this time wide of off, Temba shuffles and pulls it to deep square leg

    7.4 Pandya to de Kock, 1 run, short ball down leg, pulled to fine leg

    7.5 Pandya to Bavuma, SIX, first big shot of the night! What a shot too! Back of a length on off, Temba shuffles just a bit, sat up nicely for him, and he handsomely pulls it over the square leg boundary

    7.6 Pandya to Bavuma, DOT.

  • 19:30

    SA 45/1 (7 overs)

    Powerplay done, and Kohli decides to get Jaddu into the attack.

    6.1 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, starts with length and is punched to deep cover point

    6.2 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, darted in full, played to mid on for one

    6.3 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, tucked to square leg this time

    6.4 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run, to long on

    6.5 Jadeja to de Kock, 1 run, a full-bloodied drive down to long on, only for a single though

    6.6 Jadeja to Bavuma, 1 run.

  • 19:24

    SA 39/1 (6 overs)

    5.1 D Chahar to de Kock, FOUR, 2 runs, almost another! Deepak sees the skipper advancing a bit, drops it short, and Quinton goes through with the pull, does not time it, and just about gets it over Kohli at mid-on

    5.2 D Chahar to de Kock, DOT, cramping him for room as he backs away, almost chopped back on to the stumps

    5.3 D Chahar to de Kock, FOUR, lovely! Backs away yet again, this time it is full outside off, easily driven past mid off for a boundary

    5.4 D Chahar to de Kock, DOT, switches to round the wicket and angles it in full to Quinton, who drives it to point and his partner refuses the quick single

    5.5 D Chahar to de Kock, 1 run, length ball angled across from over the wicket now, played to mid on

    5.6 D Chahar to Bavuma, DOT.

  • 19:21

    SA 32/1 (5 overs)

    Temba Bavuma is in at no.3 and he comes on the back of a superb domestic T20 season back home. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar is back for a second spell already.

    4.1 Sundar to de Kock, DOT.

    4.2 Sundar to de Kock, DOT.

    4.3 Sundar to de Kock, DOT.

    4.4 Sundar to de Kock, DOT, goes leg side trying to make room, Washington darts it in on his pads, and he cannot quite hit it

    4.5 Sundar to de Kock, 1 run, dropped short now, tucked to mid-wicket for one

    4.6 Sundar to Bavuma, DOT.

  • 19:20
  • 19:14

    SA 31/1 (3.5 overs)

    3.1 D Chahar to de Kock, FOUR, he is definitely in some mood tonight! Full and outside off, he leans forward on his haunches, gets the balance just right and square drives it past point for yet another boundary

    3.2 D Chahar to de Kock, 1 run, overcompensates with this full one, on leg stump, and it is flicked to deep square leg

    3.3 D Chahar to Hendricks, 1 run, Reeza is not as comfortable as Quinton, he just tucks this length ball to mid-wicket and sets off, good stuff to get his more fluent skipper on strike

    3.4 D Chahar to de Kock, 1 run, full and wide, cracked to cover, if only Hardik had gathered it cleanly, it could have been a close call

    3.5 D Chahar to Hendricks, OUT, got him! Reeza was not looking himself, and he holes out trying to hit his way out of trouble. Length ball that skids on, he tries to pick it up over mid on, does not make the required connection and the man takes it easily. First wicket down!

    R Hendricks c Sundar b D Chahar 6(11)

  • 19:08

    SA 24/0 (3 overs)

    Change of bowling already from Kohli as he brings in the express pace of Navdeep Saini.

    2.1 Saini to de Kock, FOUR, ohh almost a dream start! Starts full and at his pace too, Quinton looks to drive, maybe beaten by pace, takes the outside edge and flies past first slip for a lucky four

    2.2 Saini to de Kock, FOUR, nothing to do with luck this time! Full again, outside off just slightly, the skipper leans forward and drives it beautifully on the up, and past the covers

    2.3 Saini to de Kock, FOUR, ok he looks to be in one of those moods against India! Full and on the stumps this time, he is searching for swing, this time it is driven on the leg side past mid-wicket

    2.4 Saini to de Kock, DOT, good shot again, but this time finds the fielder at extra cover

    2.5 Saini to de Kock, 1 run, goes length this time on the stumps, easily played to third man for a single

    2.6 Saini to Hendricks, DOT.

  • 19:04

    SA 11/0 (2 overs)

    It will be another new ball specialist- Deepak Chahar from the other end.

    1.1 D Chahar to de Kock, 1 run, starts off short and wide, gets away with it as it is hit to cover

    1.2D Chahar to Hendricks, DOT, nice swing in the air, pitches it on leg and gets it to move away towards off, well played towards cover

    1.3 D Chahar to Hendricks, DOT, peach! Length ball on off, outswinger again, beats Reeza on the defence, nips away from the edge

    1.4 D Chahar to Hendricks, FOUR, not the line you want to bowl with the new ball. Length ball down leg, flicked away to the fine leg boundary

    1.5 D Chahar to Hendricks, DOT, outside off now, swings away late, doesn't bounce much too, Pant has to take it one-handed diving forward

    1.6 D Chahar to Hendricks, DOT.

  • 18:58

    SA 6/0 (1 over)

    South Africa will open with skipper de Kock and Reeza Hendricks. For India, Washington Sundar will start things off with the ball. Here we go!

    0.1 Sundar to Hendricks, DOT, starts off full, and Reeza gently taps it to mid wicket

    0.2Sundar to Hendricks, 1 run, first runs on the board. Full and down leg side, flicked to square leg

    0.3Sundar to de Kock, FOUR, super start to his captaincy! Full again, this time outside off, with the width he had, Quinton cracks it wide of extra cover for a boundary

    0.4 Sundar to de Kock, DOT, this time he hits it to straight to the man at cover

    0.5 Sundar to de Kock, 1 run, full and on the stumps, played down to long off for a single

    0.6 Sundar to Hendricks, DOT.

  • 18:42

    Team News

    India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

    South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock(wk/c), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

  • 18:32

    India win toss; choose to bowl

    So Virat Kohli has won the toss for India and he has chosen to bowl first. Says it is a good ground to chase so bowling first makes more sense.

    de Kock says he is dealing with the responsibilities that come with being captain- pressers and the like.

  • 18:29