149/5 (20.0 ov)SA
VS
IND 151/3 (19.0 ov)
CRR: 7.94 | India beat South Africa by 7 wickets

IND beat SA by 7 wickets | South Africa vs India, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match

South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019

Date: Sep 18, 2019 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

South Africa vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 19.0 IND: 151/3

That's all from this one-sided affair. We hope for a better contest come this Sunday when these two sides collide in the final T20I of the series in Bengaluru. Do join us at 1900 IST (1330 GMT) for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Indian skipper, VIRAT KOHLI IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Starts by reminding about the 2016 T20 match against Australia. Says that when you play like that and finish the game off, it's a great feeling. Tells that it was a slightly better pitch and the outfield was slightly quicker than that day and there was a good value for shots. On the new faces in the team, Kohli tells that they showed a lot of character to pull things back after a good start from South Africa. Counts that as positive signs. On his batting consistency, Kohli replies that it's the badge in front of his shirt, that is India and the pride to play for the country. Feels that adapting to different formats is nothing but all about the mindset. Mentions that if you want to take your team over the line, doesn't matter how, by hitting boundaries or running singles, you will find a way.

South African skipper, Quinton de Kock says that they got off to a good start but towards the latter end of the innings India bowled really well. Hopes to improve in the next game. On Temba Bavuma and other debutants, he replies that there was a lot of pressure on them, especially against India, who are world-class. On his bowling attack, de Kock replies that Rabada tried his best up front but didn't get the wickets unfortunately and with his pace, it was easier for the batsmen. On his own batting, de Kock tells that it was nice to get some time off after the World Cup and he was hungry to get runs and hopes to do even better in the next match.

Shikhar Dhawan gives a quick interview to Sanjay Manjrekar. Says that it was a good start for them and he was enjoying his batting. Feels it's good to get a good start to the home season and is looking forward to more of the same. On facing the South African quicks, Dhawan replies that they practice a lot against good pace in the nets and that's why they can counter the pace of the South African speedsters. Adds that it's a good feeling to hit the ball nicely. On his and Kohli's reaction on that Miller catch, Dhawan smiles and says that he always smiles irrespective whether he is out or not and in this case, he appreciated Miller's effort in that smile.

It was a listless performance by South Africa. Their batting, barring the knocks of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma, showed little fight and when it came to defending a below par total, their bowlers faltered as well. They are the underdogs in this series but one expects a better challenge from the boys coming from the rainbow nation. Earlier, the Indian bowlers did a commendable job, especially in the middle overs, to stifle South Africa and that never allowed the Proteas the kind of finish they desired.

A walk in the park for India! They were never challenged in their run chase and scaled it down with utmost ease. It was a below par target and once the Indian openers provided a brisk start, the visitors were on the back foot. Virat Kohli and his buddy from Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan then capitalized on the start and their partnership of 61 runs put the chase on bed. After yet another flop show from Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer calmly played his part in the last stand to see off the chase with Virat Kohli.

18.6 4

Bjorn Fortuin to Shreyas Iyer. FOUR! Game over! India win by 7 wickets. Fuller ball on middle, Iyer hammers this down the ground and beats the long on fielder. A superb run chase from the Indians to go 1-0 up in the series.

18.5 1

Bjorn Fortuin to Virat Kohli. Flatter one around the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for a single.

18.4 6

Bjorn Fortuin to Virat Kohli. SIX! That should seal the game. On middle and leg, Kohli dances down the track and lifts this over the long on fence for a maximum. Just having some fun it seems is the Indian skipper. With the six, Virat Kohli has become leading run scorer in the T20 internationals.

18.3 1

Bjorn Fortuin to Shreyas Iyer. Fuller one on middle, Iyer goes back to hammer it over the long on fence but the ball takes an inside edge and rolls towards short fine leg and the batters take a run.

18.2 1

Bjorn Fortuin to Virat Kohli. Flatter one on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single by Kohli.

18.1 0

Bjorn Fortuin to Virat Kohli. Flatter one on off, Kohli pushes it back to the bowler. A dot ball.

End of Over : 18 7 Runs 19.0: 138/3
17.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shreyas Iyer. Back of a length ball outside off, Iyer looks to work it over the slip cordon but misses. 12 runs off 12 balls needed.

17.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shreyas Iyer. Outside off, tapped towards point.

17.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Back of a length ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

17.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Shortish ball around off, Kohli punches it to the covers.

17.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. Length ball outside off, Kohli looks to guide it towards third man but gets a bottom edge to the keeper.

17.1 6

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli. SIX! On the pads, Kohli flicks it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Rabada's first ball to him and Kohli has hammered him for a six.

Summary

After the 1st T20I match getting abandoned due to rain, India and South Africa will face each other in the 2nd T20I game on Wednesday, September 18. The match is scheduled at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

 

While India is led by Virat Kohli, South Africa is led by their new skipper Quinton de Kock. The South Africa wicket-keeper will be leading the team in T20I series instead of Faf du Plessis. India and South Africa last collided against each other during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, where India won by 6 wickets.

 

The T20I series consists of three matches. After the third T20I match, three-match Test series will start. India and South Africa will be hoping for good weather at Mohali so that the match does not face a similar fate like that of the 1st T20I.

 

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma sub, Ravindra Jadeja sub, Shikhar Dhawan sub, Manish Pandey sub, Deepak Chahar sub, Lokesh Rahul sub, Shreyas Iyer sub, Hardik Pandya sub, Navdeep Saini sub, Washington Sundar sub, K Khaleel Ahmed sub, Krunal Pandya sub, Rahul Chahar

 

South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), David Miller sub, Temba Bavuma sub, Dwaine Pretorius sub, Beuran Hendricks sub, Reeza Hendricks sub, Rassie van der Dussen sub, Kagiso Rabada sub, Andile Phehlukwayo sub, Tabraiz Shamsi sub, Junior Dala sub, George Linde sub, Bjorn Fortuin sub, Anrich Nortje sub

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