Virat Kohli does it again! The Indian skipper has led the Men in Blue to a seven-wicket win against South Africa at the Punjab Cricket Association in Mohali. Before getting on to the stats of the match, let have a look at the highlights. After winning the toss, India elected to bowl first. The team lost an early wicket of Reeza Hendricks on the score of six runs. But, Quinton de Kock stayed on the field and was quite determined and went on to scores a half-century. But a couple of runs later, he made his way back to the pavilion as Virat Kohli pulled off a stunner after facing 37 deliveries. South Africa Vs India, Live Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
Temba Bavuma also was quite active but missed out on a half-century by a single run. Titbits from others helped the team win the game by 149 runs. Coming to the second innings, Rohit Sharma departed 12 runs but it was Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan who continued to hammer the opponents. While Dhawan missed out a half-century by 10 runs, Kohli remained unbeaten on 72. After Dhawan’s departure, Rishabh Pant followed on 4. Shreyas Iyer and Kohli took the team to the finishing line. Rishabh Pant Gets Trolled for Poor Show, David Miller Earns Praises for Stunning Catch to Dismiss Shikhar Dhawan during IND vs SA 2nd T20I 2019.
Skipper Virat Kohli shattered a few records, check them out below:
# Skipper Kohli slammed his 22nd fifty.
# He also went on to surpass, Rohit Sharma for scoring the most number of runs of T20Is. Kohli made 2440 runs whereas, Sharma so far has 2434 runs in his kitty.
# The Indian captain also surpassed Rohit Sharma for scoring the most number of fifties in T20Is. Kohli has 22 fifties whereas, Sharma has 21.
Virat Kohli was made the Man of the Match for his performance. While speaking about the pitch he said, “The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back. As long as they (youngsters) show character in difficult situations, they are going to present a strong case for themselves in the future.” With this, India now has 1-0 lead in the series and the next match will be held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on September 22, 2019, on Sunday.