Ind vs SA 2nd T20I: India win by 7 wickets as Kohli shines with the bat

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan celebrate after Quinton de Kock's wicket (Photo: BCCI)
India cricket team defeated South Africa Cricket team in the 2nd T20I at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali today as Virat kohli and Shikhar Dhawan showed brilliance with the bat. India now lead the three-match T20I series 1-0 with one match to play.

Rohit Sharma was snet off to the pavilion after he slammed two sixes but Dhawan remained unfazed as he targeted Proteas bowlers without discrimination.

Dhawan was joined by Kohli following which it was a smooth chase for India as they did not face much resistance. Rishabh Pant failed to make the most of the opportunity as he thre away his wicket on a mis-timed shot.

Virat Kohli remained undeterred and excelled towards his 22nd T20I fifty with classy drives and flicks. The Indian skipper did not stop there as he accelerated despite losing Dhawan and Rishabh Pant on  a quick succession.

Earlier, India won the toss and decided to field first, South Africa, led by skipper Quinton de Kock and debutant Temba Bavuma had a solid start but India were able to contain the oppsition to 149 for five after 20 overs.

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.

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.

South Africa made only 39 for one in six overs but their innings picked up momentum after that, taking them to 78 for one in 10 overs. It took a brilliant catch from skipper Kohli to dismiss de Kock and shift the momentum in India's favour.

De Kock mistimed a hit off Saini and Kohli came running from mid-off to pounce on it, brining the crowd back to life. The stand between de Kock and Bavuma yielded 57 runs.

Vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen, South Africa's best batsman in the World Cup, followed de Kock in the dressing room quickly by offering a simple return catch to Ravindra Jadeja in the 13th over, leaving his team at 90 for three.

Runs dried up in the death overs but South Africa got a much-needed couple of sixes in the 20th over off Saini, which went for 16 runs.

India v South Africa 2nd T20I scoreboard

10:17 PM IST Over Summary:  0 1 1 6 1 4 | IND: 151/3 Fortuin into the over, Kohli manages just a single, he gets the striek and decides to go for a six to long-on, Shreyas Iyer finishes it off with a boundary off the last ball.

10:13 PM IST Over Summary:  6 0 0 1 0 0 | IND: 138/3 Rabada is brought in, Kohli whips the first one for a six, Rabada returns with two good balls

10:09 PM IST Over Summary:  4 4 1 1 0 1 | IND: 131/3 Phelukwayo into the attack, Kohli begins with two boundaries and alos brings up his fifty in the process, 

10:05 PM IST Over Summary:  1 1 1 0 1 1 | IND: 120/3 Fortuin continues, a comparatively calm over as only singles come off it.

10:02 PM IST Over Summary:  2 4 1 2 1 0  | IND: 115/3 An eventful over as Shreyas Iyer picks 2 off the first, and tops it up with a boundary, Kohli inches closer to his fifty.

9:58 PM IST Over Summary:  0 1 2 W 0 1  | IND: 105/3 Fortuin continues, singles and doubles continue to come and he gets a wicket of Rishabh Pant as the batsman tries to drag the ball but finds the man at short fine-leg.

9:52 PM IST Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 1L 1 | IND: 101/2 Nortje into the attack, singles continue to flow, also, 100 come up for India

9:47 PM IST Over Summary:  3 1 1 W 1 1  | IND: 96/2 Shamsi continues, runs continue to flow, and out of nowhere Shamsi gets a wicket as Dhawan slogs the ball but Miller takes a stunner near long-on

9:44 PM IST Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 0 6  | IND: 89/1 Bjorn Fortuin into the attack, singles continue and Dhawan ends the over with a six

9:43 PM IST Over Summary:  1 Wd 1 1 1 1 1  | IND: 79/1 Shamsi continues, conceeds 7 runs off the over

9:33 PM IST Over Summary:  6 1 4 1 2 1   | IND: 72/1 Kohli and Dhawan launch fireworks in the over with a six, a boundary and a few good shots

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Over 19

Over Summary:  0 1 1 6 1 4 | IND: 151/3

Fortuin into the over, Kohli manages just a single, he gets the striek and decides to go for a six to long-on, Shreyas Iyer finishes it off with a boundary off the last ball.

Over 18

Over Summary:  6 0 0 1 0 0 | IND: 138/3

Rabada is brought in, Kohli whips the first one for a six, Rabada returns with two good balls

Over 17

Over Summary:  4 4 1 1 0 1 | IND: 131/3

Phelukwayo into the attack, Kohli begins with two boundaries and alos brings up his fifty in the process, 

Over 16

Over Summary:  1 1 1 0 1 1 | IND: 120/3

Fortuin continues, a comparatively calm over as only singles come off it.

Over 15

Over Summary:  2 4 1 2 1 0  | IND: 115/3

An eventful over as Shreyas Iyer picks 2 off the first, and tops it up with a boundary, Kohli inches closer to his fifty.

Over 14 Rishabh Pant falls

Over Summary:  0 1 2 W 0 1  | IND: 105/3

Fortuin continues, singles and doubles continue to come and he gets a wicket of Rishabh Pant as the batsman tries to drag the ball but finds the man at short fine-leg.

Over 13

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 1L 1 | IND: 101/2

Nortje into the attack, singles continue to flow, also, 100 come up for India

Over 12 Dhawan falls

Over Summary:  3 1 1 W 1 1  | IND: 96/2

Shamsi continues, runs continue to flow, and out of nowhere Shamsi gets a wicket as Dhawan slogs the ball but Miller takes a stunner near long-on

Over 11

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 0 6  | IND: 89/1

Bjorn Fortuin into the attack, singles continue and Dhawan ends the over with a six

Over 10

Over Summary:  1 Wd 1 1 1 1 1  | IND: 79/1

Shamsi continues, conceeds 7 runs off the over

Over 9

Over Summary:  6 1 4 1 2 1   | IND: 72/1

Kohli and Dhawan launch fireworks in the over with a six, a boundary and a few good shots

Over 8

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 0   | IND: 57/1

Tabraiz Shamsi is brought in as pace seems not working in South Africa's favour, Kohli and Dhawan stick to singles, 

Over 7

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 1L   | IND: 52/1

Pretorius continues, singles continue to come easily for the batsmen

Over 6

Over Summary: 4 0 0 1 Wd 0 0 | IND: 47/1

Phelukwayo continues, Kohli drives the ball and it race past Miller for a boundary, the third one  surprises Kohli as de Kock collects the ball, appeal for inside edge but the umpire turns it down, review is taken and that clears the air, Kohli survives

Over 5

Over Summary: 1 2 0 4 1 0 | IND: 41/1

Pretorius into the attack, Kohli picks quick two and flicks for a boundary

Over 4 Rohit falls

Over Summary: 0 0 2 1 W 0 | IND: 33/1

Andile Phelukwayo is brought in for the over, Dhawan is beaten off the first, but pulls the next one for a double, OUT!! Rohit is trapped as Phelukwayo appeals for lbw, umpire raises the finger.

Over 3

Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 0 0 | IND: 30/0

Dhawan begins the over with a cover drive that goes for a boundanry, and cuts the next one to third man resulting into another boundary

Over 2

Over Summary: 1 0 6 0 6 0  | IND: 21/0

Anrich Nortje into the attack and Rohit swings into action and pulls back to back sixes, 

Over 1

Over Summary: Wd 0 0 0 2Wd 4 1 0  | IND: 8/0

Rohit and Dhawan open the innings for India, Kagiso Rabda on the bowling attack, initial runs come in wides for India, and Dhawan picks the first boundary of the innings, 

Innings Break!

Over 20

Over Summary: 0 1L 6 1 2 6  | SA: 149/5

Saini bowls the last over of the innings, the first two balls doesn't get much runs for South Africa but Phelukwayo brings the much needed SIX!, Pretorious closes the inning with a six off the last ball off the innings.

Over 19 Miller falls

Over Summary: W 1 1 0 1L 1L  | SA: 133/5

Hardik into his last over, OUT!! Slower one and Miller is bowled!! The batsmen fail to connect and Pandya bowls an excellent over.

Over 18 Bavuma falls on 49

Over Summary: W 0 1 1 0 1 | SA: 129/4

Deepak Chahar gets Bavuma on the first ball as the batsmen slogs the ball to long-on but with a shot lacking timing, Jadeja takes a simple catch and Bavuma misses his fifty. Pretorius is the next man in, Chahar continues to keep batsmen on leash.

Over 17

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 2 1L | SA: 126/3

Saini into his third over,  the pressure is up on the batsmen as they fail to find runs, the fielders keep the batsmen on their toes

Over 16

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 6 1 | SA: 122/3

Washington Sundar has been brought in, he conceeds runs this time as Miller and Bavuma look to accelrate 

Over 15

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 1 1 | SA: 110/3

Hardik is brought in, he has been expensive but Kohli is hoping for a wicket here, quite a few things off the first ball, singles follow, 

Over 14

Over Summary:  0 1 1 2 2 1 | SA: 105/3

Krunal Pandya is brought in, both the batsmen stick to singles, not taking any risk after wicket jolts, Bavuma continues to collect runs for his team. 

Over 13

Over Summary:  W 1 4 1 1 1 | SA: 98/3

OUT!! Jadeja strikes on the first ball, bolws a slower to Dussen and takes the catch at the non-striker's end. David Miller is the next man in, Bavuma still goes strong as he picks a boundary.

Over 12 Quinton de Kock falls

Over Summary:  1 W 0 0 1 1  | SA: 90/2

OUT!! Navdeep Saini bowls a short and slower one to de Kocka nd he hits the ball in the air, Virat kohli runs and dives at the right time to take a sensational catch. Just three off the over.

Over 11

Over Summary:  1 1 1 4 1 1    | SA: 87/1

Jadeja into his third over, singles continue between the batsmen, a short ball by Jadeja and de Kock pulls it for four! This also brings his fifty!

Over 10

Over Summary:  1 3 1 4 4 1 | SA: 78/1

Hardik continues, a fumble in the field results in three runs, Bavuma later finds the gap for a boundary to deep bakward point, and finds it again in the same direction.

Over 9

Over Summary:  1 1 1L 1 4 1  | SA: 64/1

Jadeja continues, just singles from the over yet again, and de Kock breaks the spell with a boundary to deep square-leg

Over 8

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 6 0   | SA: 55/1

Anoteher change in the bowling, Hardik Pandya is brought into the attack, Bavuma picks a single, and returns on strike to pull a ball that clears the distance. 

Over 7

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 1   | SA: 45/1

Ravindra Jadeja is brought in just as the powerplay ended, de Kock picks one, Bavuma opens his account, de Kock sticks to singles

Over 6

Over Summary:  2 0 4 0 1 0  | SA: 39/1

de Kock slams the ball in the air to mid-on, Kohli runs for the catch but the ball falls a little away, the batsman gets two,  after a ball, de Kock drives beautifully to long-off and fielders can just appreciate the shot. End of the powerplay.

Over 5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0    | SA: 32/1

Sundar is brought in, de Kock finds himself trapped and the gets off the mark, making way for Bavuma, just  a single off the over.

Over 4 Hendricks falls

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 W 0    | SA: 31/1

Deepak Chahar continues, de Kock finds the gapa nd picks a boundary off the first, quick singles follow, and Hendricks makes a mstake, tries to play straight but can't connect, the short mid-on takes a simple. 

Over 3

Over Summary: 4 4 4 0 1 0 | SA: 24/0

Navdeep Saini is brought in, de Kock welcomes him with three consecutibe boundaries, the next three balls were better for the bowler, though.

Over 2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 0 0  | SA: 11/0

Deepak Chahar bowls an interestingo one, keeps Hendricsk guessign but concedes a boundary, too.

Over 1

Over Summary:  0 1 4 0 1 0     | SA: 6/0

Kohli deplaoys Sundar for the first over, Hendricks gets off the mark, and de Kock begins with a bang


South Africa Playing 11

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

India Playing 11

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

Toss

India won the toss and have decide to field

Pitch Report

"Average score is 185 here. It looks dry and won't turn much. We don't see any green covering at all. It won't excite the fast bowlers. Because of the black patches, the odd ball might keep low. Very little support for the spinners. The cracks won't be too much of a problem." 

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