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South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2022
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IND
110/2
16.4 Ovs
VS
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SA
106/8
20 Ovs
India beat South Africa by 8 wickets

SOUTH AFRICA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock (W)
140025.00
b Arshdeep Singh
Temba Bavuma (C)
04000.00
b Deepak Chahar
Rilee Rossouw
01000.00
c Rishabh Pant b Arshdeep Singh
Aiden Markram
252431104.17
lbw b Harshal Patel
David Miller
01000.00
b Arshdeep Singh
Tristan Stubbs
01000.00
c Arshdeep Singh b Deepak Chahar
Wayne Parnell
24371164.86
c Suryakumar Yadav b Axar Patel
Keshav Maharaj
413552117.14
b Harshal Patel
Kagiso Rabada
7110063.64
not out
Anrich Nortje
2200100.00
not out
Tabraiz Shamsi
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
2-1-(Quinton de Kock (W) 1.2 ov)
1-1-(Temba Bavuma (C) 1 ov)
3-8-(Rilee Rossouw 1.5 ov)
6-42-(Aiden Markram 8 ov)
4-8-(David Miller 2 ov)
5-9-(Tristan Stubbs 2.3 ov)
7-68-(Wayne Parnell 15.5 ov)
8-101-(Keshav Maharaj 19.1 ov)
-(Kagiso Rabada ov)
-(Anrich Nortje ov)
-(Tabraiz Shamsi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Deepak Chahar
402426.00
Arshdeep Singh
403238.00
Ravichandran Ashwin
41802.00
Harshal Patel
402626.50
Axar Patel
401614.00

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
KL Rahul
51562491.07
not out
Rohit Sharma (C)
02000.00
c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada
Virat Kohli
390033.33
c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje
Suryakumar Yadav
503353151.52
not out
Rishabh Pant (W)
00000.00
Dinesh Karthik
00000.00
Axar Patel
00000.00
Harshal Patel
00000.00
Ravichandran Ashwin
00000.00
Deepak Chahar
00000.00
Arshdeep Singh
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
-(KL Rahul ov)
1-9-(Rohit Sharma (C) 2.2 ov)
2-17-(Virat Kohli 6.1 ov)
-(Suryakumar Yadav ov)
-(Rishabh Pant (W) ov)
-(Dinesh Karthik ov)
-(Axar Patel ov)
-(Harshal Patel ov)
-(Ravichandran Ashwin ov)
-(Deepak Chahar ov)
-(Arshdeep Singh ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kagiso Rabada
411614.00
Wayne Parnell
401403.50
Anrich Nortje
3032110.67
Tabraiz Shamsi
2.4027010.13
Keshav Maharaj
302107.00

India

110/2(16.4 Overs)

We are back for the run chase.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

India came onto the field all guns blazing and exploited the early conditions to the best of their abilities. Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar got the ball to move viciously and took 3 and 2 wickets respectively to have South Africa crawling at 5 for 9. Once the movement began to settle and the bowling changes occurred the wickets dried out for a bit with Harshal Patel and Axar Patel chipping in with a wicket each through the middle overs. They would have liked to wrap up the tail sooner b

Right then, this should be a routine run-chase for a star-studded India batting lineup even more so now that the pitch seems to have eased out a bit. They will want to get of to a good start to prevent any jitters in the dressing room. South Africa have their back against the wall and will have to come out punching hard. They will need early wickets if they are to have any chance of staging a comeback. Will India chase this down on a canter? Or will South Africa fight back? We will find out in

South Africa got off to a nightmarish start losing 5 batters in the first three overs. Four of them were dismissed on a duck with three suffering golden ducks. Aiden Markram seemed like he was playing on a different pitch though as he showed a remarkable array of strokeplay. He along with Wayne Parnell played well to halt the decline but could not go on to make big scores. It was Keshav Maharaj who proved to be the saving grace as he scored 41 of 35 balls to push the team’s total beyond th

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A yorker-length delivery, around the leg pole. Kagiso Rabada gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes towards square leg for a single. South Africa end at 106 for 8!

Harshal has bowled an outstanding last over! India have surprisingly not been able to bowl out their opponents here after the start they got. They will be happy with their effort though with just 106 runs on the boards and they will be silently confident of chasing down this target. South Africa have done well to recover from the early collapse to put up a total that they can bowl at. They will have their task cut out when they return to bowl as the pitch has gotten considerably easier as the g

Anrich Nortje is the next batter at the crease. 

Harshal Patel to Anrich Nortje, An overpitched delivery, around middle, Anrich Nortje drills it down to long on for a single. This has been good last over from Harshal Patel, so far.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Pitches this one up, around middle. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards long on and rotates the strike. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Swing and a miss! Another full ball, at around 120 clicks, outside off. Kagiso Rabada looks to heave this across the line but he fails to get any bat on it.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Wide! A fuller one, wide of off. Kagiso Rabada throws his bat at it, but he misses. Wided.

Harshal Patel to Anrich Nortje, Back of a length, angling in, down the leg side. Anrich Nortje steps down the track and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! TIMBER! Harshal Patel gets rid of Keshav Maharaj! A peach of a delivery. A slower, yorker, around middle and leg. Keshav Maharaj looks to push this one away, but he misses. The ball sneaks under his bat and goes onto shatter the stumps. South Africa's most successful batter departs. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Wide! A short ball, wide of off. Keshav Maharaj dances down the pitch and misses his cut. A wide called.

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! Nicely done! Keshav Maharaj is taking South Africa to a respectable total here! A fuller ball, outside off. Keshav Maharaj caresses this past mid off for a boundary. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, A yorker, around middle. Keshav Maharaj pushes it towards mid off for a single. That brings up the 100 for South Africa. A good over for them, 17 runs off it. 

Arshdeep Singh to Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh runs in from over the wicket, he delivers a low full toss, around the leg pole. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, This is much better from Arshdeep Singh! A yorker-length delivery, around middle. Keshav Maharaj digs it out towards cover and takes a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! This is bigger and better! A shorter ball, outside off. Keshav Maharaj makes room and slaps it over deep point for a biggie. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! Oh, shot! Arshdeep Singh comes in from 'round the wicket, he serves a fuller ball, around off. Keshav Maharaj reverse-scoops it over short third man for a boundary. 

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Drifting in, around the leg pole, a fuller ball. Kagiso Rabada misses his sweep and gets hit on his pads.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Outside off, flatter ball, short in length. Keshav Maharaj dabs it towards short third man and takes a single. 

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Pitches it up this time, around middle. Kagiso Rabada sweeps it towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a run.

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A short ball, around middle and off. Kagiso Rabada rocks back and cuts it towards the fielder at point. No run there!

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, In the air...and safe! A loopy one now, full, and outside off. Keshav Maharaj advances down the pitch and slices it just over backward point. A single taken.

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Tad quicker at 93 clicks, short one, around middle. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A yorker-length delivery, around middle. Keshav Maharaj does well to push this one towards the fielder at cover. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! A freebie from Harshal Patel! A juicy low full toss, on the pads. Keshav Maharaj gets low and flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Angling in, a fuller-length delivery, darting it on the pads. Kagiso Rabada flicks it uppishly towards the fielder at deep square leg. Arshdeep Singh there collects the ball on a bounce. A single taken. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Lovely delivery! Harshal Patel comes in from 'round the wicket now, he delivers a fuller ball, outside off. Kagiso Rabada leans in to drive but he gets beaten on the outside edge. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A good-length delivery, outside off, at 135.8 clicks. Keshav Maharaj rocks back and guides it towards third man for a run.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A length ball, angling in, around middle and leg. Kagiso Rabada nudges it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! Axar Patel almost had another one here! He fires this on full and angled in from outside off, Keshav Maharaj looks to block and gets a slight inside edge. The ball goes a fraction over the stumps and goes past the gloves over the keeper as well. The ball runs away to fine leg for a lucky boundary. 

Kagiso Rabada strides out to the middle. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel has his man and South Africa lose another wicket. Wayne Parnell departs after a sluggish innings. A fuller ball, tosses it up, around middle and leg. Wayne Parnell dances down the track and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket. The ball goes off the bottom of the bat and flies towards the fielder there. Suryakumar Yadav runs to his right and takes a good catch. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Wide! Axar Patel sprays this one down the leg side, Wayne Parnell misses his tuck. Wided.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, ! That should release some pressure. Shorter one, around middle. Wayne Parnell uses the depth of his crease and pulls it towards deep square leg for a boundary. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Well bowled! Outside off this time, fuller ball. Wayne Parnell misses his drive.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Another short one, around middle. Wayne Parnell swivels and looks to pull this one but he misses.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, A quicker one, around middle, short ball. Wayne Parnell rocks back and pushes it towards the bowler. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Bowls another straighter delivery full and outside off, Wayne Parnell goes back in the crease and punches this towards long on for a single to keep strike. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, This is flighted into the stumps on a fuller length, Wayne Parnell tucks this to the leg side and mid-wicket comes across to collect the ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Goes back to bowling full and angled into the stumps, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, This is slightly short and in line with the stumps, Keshav Maharaj makes room and slaps the ball to deep point for a single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Bowls a carrom ball on a fuller length, outside off. Keshav Maharaj gets across the stumps and defends it back down the pitch. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Ravichandran Ashwin floats this one full and into the stumps, Keshav Maharaj clocks this back towards the bowler. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Bowls this one on a shorter length and angled into the pads, Wayne Parnell looks to pull this fine but finds the short fine leg fidler. Just two runs from this over.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, A quicker ball, at around 105 clicks, around middle, short in length. Wayne Parnell steps down the pitch and plays it back to the bowler. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, This is short and outside the off stump, Wayne Parnell looks to cut but gets beaten.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, This is full and outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell knocks this to the right of the bowler who dives and prevents a single. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Flights this one full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj taps this towards cover and takes a quick single. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Axar Patel fires this one into the pads on a fuller length, Wayne Parnell clips this around to deep backward square leg for a single.

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, Another short ball in line with the stumps, Keshav Maharaj looks to play this but gets beaten by the extra bounce. Rishabh Pant rises up high and catches the ball with one hand. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Bowls this one short with the ball going away from the left-hander from outside off, Wayne Parnell pulls this to deep square leg and they look for two but have to settle for a single. 

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, This is on a good length and outside the off pole, Keshav Maharaj works this to deep cover-point for a single. 

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, ! This has been swatted away! What a shot this is from Keshav Maharaj. Deepak Chahar bowls this short and outside off, Keshav Maharaj gets into position in a flash and pulls the ball over deep square leg for a biggie. That shot looked dismissive.

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, What a delivery! Deepak Chahar still getting the ball to move as he bowls this on a good length and outside off. Keshav Maharaj hangs his bat out to dry and gets beaten.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Deepak Chahar begins the over with a delivery bowled back of a length and outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell cuts this late and guides the ball to third man for a single. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Attacks the stumps once again on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this to the left of the bowler. Just one run from Axar Patel's first over.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, This is short as well and outside the off stump, Keshav Maharaj cuts this late but straight to the backward point fielder.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, This is a fraction short and outside the off pole, Keshav Maharaj rocks back in the crease and slaps this towards cover. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Angles this one into the stumps on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this into the off side. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Flights this one full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj taps this towards point. 

Axar Patel is introduced into the attack. He replaces Harshal Patel.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Axar Patel begins with a full delivery angled into the pads, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid-wicket and a misfield allows the batters to take a single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Continues to flight this full in attacking the stumps, Keshav Maharaj blocks this into the leg side.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Carrom ball to end the over! Floats this full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj feels for the ball and gets beaten all ends up.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj gets a stride out and blocks this towards cover.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, This is turning into the pads on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Gets the ball to spin in from outside off on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this back towards the bowler.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Ravichandran Ashwin flights this full and in line with the stumps, Wayne Parnell pushed this to long off and takes a single.

DRINKS! It has been a dream start for India! Their pace bowlers have wreaked havoc and have South Africa struggling at 48 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. The visitors will be hoping the tail wags and takes them to a competitive total. India will be hoping the take the remaining wickets early and set themselves an easy target to chase.

Harshal Patel to Wayne Parnell, Outside off, a length delivery. Wayne Parnell steers it down to third man and takes a single. South Africa are 48 for 6 at the halfway mark.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Back of a length, outside off, shaping away. Keshav Maharaj upper cuts it towards deep point. It falls short of the fielder there. A single taken.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A good-length delivery, angling in now, around middle, at around 134 clicks. Keshav Maharaj pushes it towards mid on.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Outside off, fuller ball, shaping away. Keshav Maharaj leaves it alone.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! Easy pickings! This one is on the pads, a fuller ball. Keshav Maharaj flicks it through square leg for a much-needed boundary. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Make that four dots! A shorter one, this one comes in with the arm, around the leg pole. Wayne Parnell misses his flick and gets hit high on his thigh pad.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A length ball, angling in, around middle. Keshav Maharaj blocks it out watchfully. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, A beauty! Loopy one, quicker this time, outside off, spinning away now. Wayne Parnell looks to drive this one but he misses. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Quicker through the air, around middle, fuller ball. Wayne Parnell blocks it out. A maiden over from Ravichandran Ashwin!

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Tosses it up, slower through the air, around off, full in length. Wayne Parnell leans in and pushes it towards cover. Three dots on the trot now! 

Keshav Maharaj makes his way out to the middle. He can be quite handy with the bat.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Drifting into the pads, another fuller ball, around middle. Wayne Parnell tucks it towards square leg. Another dot.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, A fuller ball, around middle and off. Wayne Parnell prods forward and blocks it out.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, ! LBW! Harshal Patel strikes in his first over and he gets rid of the dangerous Aiden Markram. South Africa are now 6 down. A good-length delivery, nipping back in, around middle. Aiden Markram shuffles across and looks to flick this one but he misses and gets hit on his pads. A huge shout for LBW, but the umpire says no. Rohit Sharma goes up for the review. No bat is involved. The Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Aiden Markram has to depart.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, Oh, that's a good comeback ball! On a length, nipping away, outside off. Aiden Markram looks to flick this one but he misses.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, ! KABOOM! Much-need maximum for the Proteas. Harshal Patel drops it short, around middle. Aiden Markram picks up the length early and pulls it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, Harshal Patel hits the deck hard on this occasion, around off, at around 134 clicks. Aiden Markram pushes it towards cover off the back foot.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, On a length, around middle. Aiden Markram rocks back and blocks it out.

Harshal Patel to Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel sprints in from over the wicket, he delivers a shortish ball, around middle. Wayne Parnell looks to pull this one but the ball goes off his glove towards the off side. A quick single taken.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Pitches this one up, around middle and off. Wayne Parnell leans in and pushes it towards cover to end the over with a run. 5 off the over.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Oh, well bowled! Tosses this one up, full, spinning away, outside off. Wayne Parnell gets beaten while trying to drive this one.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram, Shorter ball from over the wicket, around off. Aiden Markram uses the depth of his crease and knocks it towards long off for yet another single. Four singles on the trot now.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Back of a length, an arm ball, around the thigh pad. Wayne Parnell tucks it off the back foot towards mid-wicket and takes another single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram, Shortish ball, around middle. Aiden Markram works it away towards square and rotates the strike. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Ravichandran Ashwin beings with a fuller ball, drifting into the pads. Wayne Parnell nudges it towards square leg and takes a single.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Change of angle again! Arshdeep Singh speeds in from over the wicket now, he delivers a short ball, around middle. Aiden Markram ducks underneath it. Rishabh Pant leaps and does well to grab the ball. At the end of the Powerplay, South Africa are 30 for 5! 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Pitched-up delivery, outside off. Aiden Markram opens the face of the bat and drives it towards the fielder at backward point. No run there! 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Another jaffa! Arshdeep Singh sprints in from 'round the wicket, he serves a length ball, nipping away a tad, outside off. Aiden Markram gets beaten on the outside edge while trying to block this one. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram,  A fuller ball, swinging away, outside off. Aiden Markram strides forward to drive this but he gets beaten on the outside edge. A shout for a caught behind, but the umpire says no. Virat Kohli thinks he has heard something there and Rohit Sharma opts for a review. UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes through the bat. The on-field decision stands and India lose a review. 

Arshdeep Singh to Wayne Parnell, Slightly shorter, around the thigh pad. Wayne Parnell flicks it uppishly towards fine leg. Short of the fielder there through. Only a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Overthrows! A fuller ball, outside off. Aiden Markram leans forward and pushes it towards mid off. The batters cross ends for a single. Harshal Patel at mid off scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball rolls away and they pick up two more. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, ! BANG! Wayne Parnell gets hold of this one! Deepak Chahar bowls this one full and offers width outside off, Wayne Parnell charges down the wicket and lofts this over long off for a massive hit. 8 runs from the over and the most that have been conceded so far in the game.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Bangs this in short and outside off, Wayne Parnell looks to pull but does not get bat on this as the ball goes through to the keeper. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Goes a fraction fuller and delivers this outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell taps this towards cover.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, On a good length once again and attacking the stumps, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid on.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Wayne Parnell blocks this to the left of the bowler.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Deepak Chahar begins the over with a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Wayne Parnell gets on top of the bounce and works this past covers for a couple of runs to get off the mark.

Bowling change? Nope, Deepak Chahar will bowl his third over. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is full as well and outside off, Aiden Markram mistimes his shot towards mid on.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Goes full this time and outside the off stumps, Aiden Markram plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Bangs this in short and outside off, Aiden Markram lets it go at the last moment. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is on a good length and outside the off pole, Aiden Markram goes for the expansive drive but is beaten all ends up.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, ! This is on the pads and put away crisply! Arshdeep Singh bowls this full and Aiden Markram times this wonderfully towards the deep square leg fence for four runs. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Arshdeep Singh bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Aiden Markram defends this back towards the bowler.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, BEATEN! Deepak Chahar bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to shape away slightly, Wayne Parnell feels for this and gets beaten all ends up.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, This is short and aimed at the batter, Aiden Markram pulls this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

Wayne Parnell makes his way out to bat at number 7. 

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, ! Aiden Markram seems to be playing on a different pitch though! Deepak Chahar goes full and outside off, Aiden Markram strokes this to deep cover for a much-needed boundary.

Tristan Stubbs is the new batter in.

Deepak Chahar to Tristan Stubbs, ! CAUGHT! The opening bowlers for India are ripping apart the South African batting here! Tristan Stubbs is the latest casualty as Deepak Chahar wants to match his partner in claiming wickets. This is bowled on a good length and wide outside the off pole, Tristan Stubbs is down the wicket and slashes wildly at the ball. The ball flies towards deep backward point where Arshdeep Singh comes in to take a fine catch.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, Goes full this time and once again good shape away from outside off, Aiden Markram shimmies down the wicket and knocks this wide of cover for a single.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, Deepak Chahar bowls this on a good length and outside off, Aiden Markram strokes this straight to the cover fielder.

Arshdeep Singh to David Miller, ! CLEANED HIM UP! Another one bites the dust. Arshdeep Singh is breathing fire at the moment. His third wicket of the over and South Africa are in deep trouble. A good-length delivery, this one nips back in, around off. David Miller looks to drive this one but he gets beaten due to the inward movement. The ball sneaks in through the gap between the bat and the pad and goes on to knock the stumps over. David Miller departs on a golden duck.

David Miller walks out to bat with South Africa in a spot of bother. 

Arshdeep Singh to Rilee Rossouw, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Rilee Rossouw departs on a golden duck and South Africa are sinking in quicksand here! Arshdeep Singh bowls this on a good length and gets good movement away once again from outside off, Rilee Rossouw goes for a loose drive away from his body. Gets a faint nick that flies comfortably into the hands of Rishabh Pant behind the wicket. South Africa are now three wickets down and staring down a barrel.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, WIDE! Strays down leg side now on a fuller length, Aiden Markram misses his flick and the ball swings late. Rishabh Pant does well diving to his left and gets a glove on it. They take an extra run as the umpire indicates wide once again. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Bangs this in short and just outside off, Aiden Markram withdraws from his pull shot and this is called wide by the umpire. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, ! That should release some of the pressure! Arshdeep Singh goes full this time and outside the off stump, Aiden Markram gets his front foot forward and crunches this to deep cover for a cracking boundary.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is on a good length as well and swinging into the stumps, Aiden Markram blocks this back down the pitch.

Aiden Markram comes to the crease. 

Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, ! BOWLED! Both the openers for South Africa have now seen their stumps disturbed! Arshdeep Singh bowls this on a good length and slightly wide outside the off stump, Quinton de Kock looks to cut this but gets an inside edge that goes on to break the timber. The wicket-keeper has to depart and India are right on top here. 

Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Arshdeep Singh starts the over with a good-length delivery just outside the off pole, Quinton de Kock taps this back towards the bowler.

Rilee Rossouw walks out to bat at number 3. Also, Arshdeep Singh will bowl from the other end.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, ! TIMBER! Deepak Chahar has set Temba Bavuma up here! He has bowled outswingers all over and got his man with a ball coming back in. He serves this on a good length and just outside off, Temba Bavuma looks to play at this away from his body. The ball nips back in sharply and squeezes between the gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. India draws first blood and the South African skipper departs.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, This is on a fuller length and outside off, gets the ball to move away. Temba Bavuma mistimes his shot towards mid on.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, Massive swing for Deepak Chahar here! this is bowled on a good length and outside off, Temba Bavuma pushes at this but is beaten.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, This is a low full toss just outside the off pole, Temba Bavuma is unable to find the gap on the off side as he finds the cover-point fielder. 

Deepak Chahar to Quinton de Kock, Goes a fraction fuller this time and serves this outside the off stump, Quinton de Kock knocks this to the left of point and takes a single to get off the mark.

Deepak Chahar to Quinton de Kock, Deepak Chahar begins with a good length delivery swing into the pads, Quinton de Kock tucks this towards square leg.

We are done with the pre-match formalities and we are ready for action to get underway! The players are out in the middle. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock will open the batting for South Africa. Deepak Chahar will begin with the new ball. Let's play! 

All the players have made their way out in the middle for the national anthems. It will be South Africa's first followed by India's. 

PITCH REPORT - Ajit Agarkar is pitchside and says that there is an even covering of grass, but it's a firm pitch. Adds that the seamers will get help with the new ball, and dew will play a part. Mentions that everyone wants to bowl first these days, and it will be no different today. 

Temba Bavuma the skipper of South Africa says that they would have fielded first as well. Adds that it's been a good last couple of months for the team, this series is important for them, and they want to continue their good work. Mentions that everyone on the team always enjoys a trip to India, and all the energies are up. Further says that this series is very important, different conditions as compared to Australia, but this is a good opportunity and they feel good to be back in action afte

Rohit Sharma the captain of India says that he will field first. Mentions that there is a bit of grass cover and feels it will be a good batting track apart from the first few overs. Admits that it is very critical to keep the momentum going. Claims that they have been playing some good cricket of late and want to continue doing the same. Adds that winning helps maintain a healthy atmosphere. Goes on to say that they want to tick all the boxes and take this opportunity to fine-tune their prepa

South Africa (Playing XI) - Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi. 

India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

TOSS -  The coin goes up and lands in favor of Rohit Sharma. India have elected to BOWL first! 

We are back for the run chase.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

India came onto the field all guns blazing and exploited the early conditions to the best of their abilities. Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar got the ball to move viciously and took 3 and 2 wickets respectively to have South Africa crawling at 5 for 9. Once the movement began to settle and the bowling changes occurred the wickets dried out for a bit with Harshal Patel and Axar Patel chipping in with a wicket each through the middle overs. They would have liked to wrap up the tail sooner b

Right then, this should be a routine run-chase for a star-studded India batting lineup even more so now that the pitch seems to have eased out a bit. They will want to get of to a good start to prevent any jitters in the dressing room. South Africa have their back against the wall and will have to come out punching hard. They will need early wickets if they are to have any chance of staging a comeback. Will India chase this down on a canter? Or will South Africa fight back? We will find out in

South Africa got off to a nightmarish start losing 5 batters in the first three overs. Four of them were dismissed on a duck with three suffering golden ducks. Aiden Markram seemed like he was playing on a different pitch though as he showed a remarkable array of strokeplay. He along with Wayne Parnell played well to halt the decline but could not go on to make big scores. It was Keshav Maharaj who proved to be the saving grace as he scored 41 of 35 balls to push the team’s total beyond th

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A yorker-length delivery, around the leg pole. Kagiso Rabada gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball goes towards square leg for a single. South Africa end at 106 for 8!

Harshal has bowled an outstanding last over! India have surprisingly not been able to bowl out their opponents here after the start they got. They will be happy with their effort though with just 106 runs on the boards and they will be silently confident of chasing down this target. South Africa have done well to recover from the early collapse to put up a total that they can bowl at. They will have their task cut out when they return to bowl as the pitch has gotten considerably easier as the g

Anrich Nortje is the next batter at the crease. 

Harshal Patel to Anrich Nortje, An overpitched delivery, around middle, Anrich Nortje drills it down to long on for a single. This has been good last over from Harshal Patel, so far.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Pitches this one up, around middle. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards long on and rotates the strike. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Swing and a miss! Another full ball, at around 120 clicks, outside off. Kagiso Rabada looks to heave this across the line but he fails to get any bat on it.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Wide! A fuller one, wide of off. Kagiso Rabada throws his bat at it, but he misses. Wided.

Harshal Patel to Anrich Nortje, Back of a length, angling in, down the leg side. Anrich Nortje steps down the track and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! TIMBER! Harshal Patel gets rid of Keshav Maharaj! A peach of a delivery. A slower, yorker, around middle and leg. Keshav Maharaj looks to push this one away, but he misses. The ball sneaks under his bat and goes onto shatter the stumps. South Africa's most successful batter departs. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Wide! A short ball, wide of off. Keshav Maharaj dances down the pitch and misses his cut. A wide called.

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! Nicely done! Keshav Maharaj is taking South Africa to a respectable total here! A fuller ball, outside off. Keshav Maharaj caresses this past mid off for a boundary. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, A yorker, around middle. Keshav Maharaj pushes it towards mid off for a single. That brings up the 100 for South Africa. A good over for them, 17 runs off it. 

Arshdeep Singh to Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh runs in from over the wicket, he delivers a low full toss, around the leg pole. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, This is much better from Arshdeep Singh! A yorker-length delivery, around middle. Keshav Maharaj digs it out towards cover and takes a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! This is bigger and better! A shorter ball, outside off. Keshav Maharaj makes room and slaps it over deep point for a biggie. 

Arshdeep Singh to Keshav Maharaj, ! Oh, shot! Arshdeep Singh comes in from 'round the wicket, he serves a fuller ball, around off. Keshav Maharaj reverse-scoops it over short third man for a boundary. 

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Drifting in, around the leg pole, a fuller ball. Kagiso Rabada misses his sweep and gets hit on his pads.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Outside off, flatter ball, short in length. Keshav Maharaj dabs it towards short third man and takes a single. 

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Pitches it up this time, around middle. Kagiso Rabada sweeps it towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a run.

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A short ball, around middle and off. Kagiso Rabada rocks back and cuts it towards the fielder at point. No run there!

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, In the air...and safe! A loopy one now, full, and outside off. Keshav Maharaj advances down the pitch and slices it just over backward point. A single taken.

Axar Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Tad quicker at 93 clicks, short one, around middle. Kagiso Rabada works it away towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A yorker-length delivery, around middle. Keshav Maharaj does well to push this one towards the fielder at cover. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! A freebie from Harshal Patel! A juicy low full toss, on the pads. Keshav Maharaj gets low and flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Angling in, a fuller-length delivery, darting it on the pads. Kagiso Rabada flicks it uppishly towards the fielder at deep square leg. Arshdeep Singh there collects the ball on a bounce. A single taken. 

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, Lovely delivery! Harshal Patel comes in from 'round the wicket now, he delivers a fuller ball, outside off. Kagiso Rabada leans in to drive but he gets beaten on the outside edge. 

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A good-length delivery, outside off, at 135.8 clicks. Keshav Maharaj rocks back and guides it towards third man for a run.

Harshal Patel to Kagiso Rabada, A length ball, angling in, around middle and leg. Kagiso Rabada nudges it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! Axar Patel almost had another one here! He fires this on full and angled in from outside off, Keshav Maharaj looks to block and gets a slight inside edge. The ball goes a fraction over the stumps and goes past the gloves over the keeper as well. The ball runs away to fine leg for a lucky boundary. 

Kagiso Rabada strides out to the middle. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, ! TAKEN! Axar Patel has his man and South Africa lose another wicket. Wayne Parnell departs after a sluggish innings. A fuller ball, tosses it up, around middle and leg. Wayne Parnell dances down the track and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket. The ball goes off the bottom of the bat and flies towards the fielder there. Suryakumar Yadav runs to his right and takes a good catch. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Wide! Axar Patel sprays this one down the leg side, Wayne Parnell misses his tuck. Wided.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, ! That should release some pressure. Shorter one, around middle. Wayne Parnell uses the depth of his crease and pulls it towards deep square leg for a boundary. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Well bowled! Outside off this time, fuller ball. Wayne Parnell misses his drive.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Another short one, around middle. Wayne Parnell swivels and looks to pull this one but he misses.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, A quicker one, around middle, short ball. Wayne Parnell rocks back and pushes it towards the bowler. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Bowls another straighter delivery full and outside off, Wayne Parnell goes back in the crease and punches this towards long on for a single to keep strike. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, This is flighted into the stumps on a fuller length, Wayne Parnell tucks this to the leg side and mid-wicket comes across to collect the ball.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Goes back to bowling full and angled into the stumps, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, This is slightly short and in line with the stumps, Keshav Maharaj makes room and slaps the ball to deep point for a single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Bowls a carrom ball on a fuller length, outside off. Keshav Maharaj gets across the stumps and defends it back down the pitch. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Ravichandran Ashwin floats this one full and into the stumps, Keshav Maharaj clocks this back towards the bowler. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Bowls this one on a shorter length and angled into the pads, Wayne Parnell looks to pull this fine but finds the short fine leg fidler. Just two runs from this over.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, A quicker ball, at around 105 clicks, around middle, short in length. Wayne Parnell steps down the pitch and plays it back to the bowler. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, This is short and outside the off stump, Wayne Parnell looks to cut but gets beaten.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, This is full and outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell knocks this to the right of the bowler who dives and prevents a single. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Flights this one full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj taps this towards cover and takes a quick single. 

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Axar Patel fires this one into the pads on a fuller length, Wayne Parnell clips this around to deep backward square leg for a single.

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, Another short ball in line with the stumps, Keshav Maharaj looks to play this but gets beaten by the extra bounce. Rishabh Pant rises up high and catches the ball with one hand. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Bowls this one short with the ball going away from the left-hander from outside off, Wayne Parnell pulls this to deep square leg and they look for two but have to settle for a single. 

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, This is on a good length and outside the off pole, Keshav Maharaj works this to deep cover-point for a single. 

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, ! This has been swatted away! What a shot this is from Keshav Maharaj. Deepak Chahar bowls this short and outside off, Keshav Maharaj gets into position in a flash and pulls the ball over deep square leg for a biggie. That shot looked dismissive.

Deepak Chahar to Keshav Maharaj, What a delivery! Deepak Chahar still getting the ball to move as he bowls this on a good length and outside off. Keshav Maharaj hangs his bat out to dry and gets beaten.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Deepak Chahar begins the over with a delivery bowled back of a length and outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell cuts this late and guides the ball to third man for a single. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Attacks the stumps once again on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this to the left of the bowler. Just one run from Axar Patel's first over.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, This is short as well and outside the off stump, Keshav Maharaj cuts this late but straight to the backward point fielder.

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, This is a fraction short and outside the off pole, Keshav Maharaj rocks back in the crease and slaps this towards cover. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Angles this one into the stumps on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this into the off side. 

Axar Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Flights this one full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj taps this towards point. 

Axar Patel is introduced into the attack. He replaces Harshal Patel.

Axar Patel to Wayne Parnell, Axar Patel begins with a full delivery angled into the pads, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid-wicket and a misfield allows the batters to take a single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Continues to flight this full in attacking the stumps, Keshav Maharaj blocks this into the leg side.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Carrom ball to end the over! Floats this full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj feels for the ball and gets beaten all ends up.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Keshav Maharaj gets a stride out and blocks this towards cover.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, This is turning into the pads on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Keshav Maharaj, Gets the ball to spin in from outside off on a fuller length, Keshav Maharaj blocks this back towards the bowler.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Ravichandran Ashwin flights this full and in line with the stumps, Wayne Parnell pushed this to long off and takes a single.

DRINKS! It has been a dream start for India! Their pace bowlers have wreaked havoc and have South Africa struggling at 48 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. The visitors will be hoping the tail wags and takes them to a competitive total. India will be hoping the take the remaining wickets early and set themselves an easy target to chase.

Harshal Patel to Wayne Parnell, Outside off, a length delivery. Wayne Parnell steers it down to third man and takes a single. South Africa are 48 for 6 at the halfway mark.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Back of a length, outside off, shaping away. Keshav Maharaj upper cuts it towards deep point. It falls short of the fielder there. A single taken.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A good-length delivery, angling in now, around middle, at around 134 clicks. Keshav Maharaj pushes it towards mid on.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, Outside off, fuller ball, shaping away. Keshav Maharaj leaves it alone.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, ! Easy pickings! This one is on the pads, a fuller ball. Keshav Maharaj flicks it through square leg for a much-needed boundary. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Make that four dots! A shorter one, this one comes in with the arm, around the leg pole. Wayne Parnell misses his flick and gets hit high on his thigh pad.

Harshal Patel to Keshav Maharaj, A length ball, angling in, around middle. Keshav Maharaj blocks it out watchfully. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, A beauty! Loopy one, quicker this time, outside off, spinning away now. Wayne Parnell looks to drive this one but he misses. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Quicker through the air, around middle, fuller ball. Wayne Parnell blocks it out. A maiden over from Ravichandran Ashwin!

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Tosses it up, slower through the air, around off, full in length. Wayne Parnell leans in and pushes it towards cover. Three dots on the trot now! 

Keshav Maharaj makes his way out to the middle. He can be quite handy with the bat.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Drifting into the pads, another fuller ball, around middle. Wayne Parnell tucks it towards square leg. Another dot.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, A fuller ball, around middle and off. Wayne Parnell prods forward and blocks it out.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, ! LBW! Harshal Patel strikes in his first over and he gets rid of the dangerous Aiden Markram. South Africa are now 6 down. A good-length delivery, nipping back in, around middle. Aiden Markram shuffles across and looks to flick this one but he misses and gets hit on his pads. A huge shout for LBW, but the umpire says no. Rohit Sharma goes up for the review. No bat is involved. The Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Aiden Markram has to depart.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, Oh, that's a good comeback ball! On a length, nipping away, outside off. Aiden Markram looks to flick this one but he misses.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, ! KABOOM! Much-need maximum for the Proteas. Harshal Patel drops it short, around middle. Aiden Markram picks up the length early and pulls it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, Harshal Patel hits the deck hard on this occasion, around off, at around 134 clicks. Aiden Markram pushes it towards cover off the back foot.

Harshal Patel to Aiden Markram, On a length, around middle. Aiden Markram rocks back and blocks it out.

Harshal Patel to Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel sprints in from over the wicket, he delivers a shortish ball, around middle. Wayne Parnell looks to pull this one but the ball goes off his glove towards the off side. A quick single taken.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Pitches this one up, around middle and off. Wayne Parnell leans in and pushes it towards cover to end the over with a run. 5 off the over.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Oh, well bowled! Tosses this one up, full, spinning away, outside off. Wayne Parnell gets beaten while trying to drive this one.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram, Shorter ball from over the wicket, around off. Aiden Markram uses the depth of his crease and knocks it towards long off for yet another single. Four singles on the trot now.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Back of a length, an arm ball, around the thigh pad. Wayne Parnell tucks it off the back foot towards mid-wicket and takes another single. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Aiden Markram, Shortish ball, around middle. Aiden Markram works it away towards square and rotates the strike. 

Ravichandran Ashwin to Wayne Parnell, Ravichandran Ashwin beings with a fuller ball, drifting into the pads. Wayne Parnell nudges it towards square leg and takes a single.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Change of angle again! Arshdeep Singh speeds in from over the wicket now, he delivers a short ball, around middle. Aiden Markram ducks underneath it. Rishabh Pant leaps and does well to grab the ball. At the end of the Powerplay, South Africa are 30 for 5! 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Pitched-up delivery, outside off. Aiden Markram opens the face of the bat and drives it towards the fielder at backward point. No run there! 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Another jaffa! Arshdeep Singh sprints in from 'round the wicket, he serves a length ball, nipping away a tad, outside off. Aiden Markram gets beaten on the outside edge while trying to block this one. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram,  A fuller ball, swinging away, outside off. Aiden Markram strides forward to drive this but he gets beaten on the outside edge. A shout for a caught behind, but the umpire says no. Virat Kohli thinks he has heard something there and Rohit Sharma opts for a review. UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes through the bat. The on-field decision stands and India lose a review. 

Arshdeep Singh to Wayne Parnell, Slightly shorter, around the thigh pad. Wayne Parnell flicks it uppishly towards fine leg. Short of the fielder there through. Only a single. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Overthrows! A fuller ball, outside off. Aiden Markram leans forward and pushes it towards mid off. The batters cross ends for a single. Harshal Patel at mid off scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball rolls away and they pick up two more. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, ! BANG! Wayne Parnell gets hold of this one! Deepak Chahar bowls this one full and offers width outside off, Wayne Parnell charges down the wicket and lofts this over long off for a massive hit. 8 runs from the over and the most that have been conceded so far in the game.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Bangs this in short and outside off, Wayne Parnell looks to pull but does not get bat on this as the ball goes through to the keeper. 

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Goes a fraction fuller and delivers this outside the off pole, Wayne Parnell taps this towards cover.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, On a good length once again and attacking the stumps, Wayne Parnell clips this towards mid on.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Wayne Parnell blocks this to the left of the bowler.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, Deepak Chahar begins the over with a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Wayne Parnell gets on top of the bounce and works this past covers for a couple of runs to get off the mark.

Bowling change? Nope, Deepak Chahar will bowl his third over. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is full as well and outside off, Aiden Markram mistimes his shot towards mid on.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Goes full this time and outside the off stumps, Aiden Markram plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Bangs this in short and outside off, Aiden Markram lets it go at the last moment. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is on a good length and outside the off pole, Aiden Markram goes for the expansive drive but is beaten all ends up.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, ! This is on the pads and put away crisply! Arshdeep Singh bowls this full and Aiden Markram times this wonderfully towards the deep square leg fence for four runs. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Arshdeep Singh bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Aiden Markram defends this back towards the bowler.

Deepak Chahar to Wayne Parnell, BEATEN! Deepak Chahar bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to shape away slightly, Wayne Parnell feels for this and gets beaten all ends up.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, This is short and aimed at the batter, Aiden Markram pulls this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

Wayne Parnell makes his way out to bat at number 7. 

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, ! Aiden Markram seems to be playing on a different pitch though! Deepak Chahar goes full and outside off, Aiden Markram strokes this to deep cover for a much-needed boundary.

Tristan Stubbs is the new batter in.

Deepak Chahar to Tristan Stubbs, ! CAUGHT! The opening bowlers for India are ripping apart the South African batting here! Tristan Stubbs is the latest casualty as Deepak Chahar wants to match his partner in claiming wickets. This is bowled on a good length and wide outside the off pole, Tristan Stubbs is down the wicket and slashes wildly at the ball. The ball flies towards deep backward point where Arshdeep Singh comes in to take a fine catch.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, Goes full this time and once again good shape away from outside off, Aiden Markram shimmies down the wicket and knocks this wide of cover for a single.

Deepak Chahar to Aiden Markram, Deepak Chahar bowls this on a good length and outside off, Aiden Markram strokes this straight to the cover fielder.

Arshdeep Singh to David Miller, ! CLEANED HIM UP! Another one bites the dust. Arshdeep Singh is breathing fire at the moment. His third wicket of the over and South Africa are in deep trouble. A good-length delivery, this one nips back in, around off. David Miller looks to drive this one but he gets beaten due to the inward movement. The ball sneaks in through the gap between the bat and the pad and goes on to knock the stumps over. David Miller departs on a golden duck.

David Miller walks out to bat with South Africa in a spot of bother. 

Arshdeep Singh to Rilee Rossouw, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Rilee Rossouw departs on a golden duck and South Africa are sinking in quicksand here! Arshdeep Singh bowls this on a good length and gets good movement away once again from outside off, Rilee Rossouw goes for a loose drive away from his body. Gets a faint nick that flies comfortably into the hands of Rishabh Pant behind the wicket. South Africa are now three wickets down and staring down a barrel.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, WIDE! Strays down leg side now on a fuller length, Aiden Markram misses his flick and the ball swings late. Rishabh Pant does well diving to his left and gets a glove on it. They take an extra run as the umpire indicates wide once again. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, Bangs this in short and just outside off, Aiden Markram withdraws from his pull shot and this is called wide by the umpire. 

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, ! That should release some of the pressure! Arshdeep Singh goes full this time and outside the off stump, Aiden Markram gets his front foot forward and crunches this to deep cover for a cracking boundary.

Arshdeep Singh to Aiden Markram, This is on a good length as well and swinging into the stumps, Aiden Markram blocks this back down the pitch.

Aiden Markram comes to the crease. 

Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, ! BOWLED! Both the openers for South Africa have now seen their stumps disturbed! Arshdeep Singh bowls this on a good length and slightly wide outside the off stump, Quinton de Kock looks to cut this but gets an inside edge that goes on to break the timber. The wicket-keeper has to depart and India are right on top here. 

Arshdeep Singh to Quinton de Kock, Arshdeep Singh starts the over with a good-length delivery just outside the off pole, Quinton de Kock taps this back towards the bowler.

Rilee Rossouw walks out to bat at number 3. Also, Arshdeep Singh will bowl from the other end.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, ! TIMBER! Deepak Chahar has set Temba Bavuma up here! He has bowled outswingers all over and got his man with a ball coming back in. He serves this on a good length and just outside off, Temba Bavuma looks to play at this away from his body. The ball nips back in sharply and squeezes between the gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. India draws first blood and the South African skipper departs.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, This is on a fuller length and outside off, gets the ball to move away. Temba Bavuma mistimes his shot towards mid on.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, Massive swing for Deepak Chahar here! this is bowled on a good length and outside off, Temba Bavuma pushes at this but is beaten.

Deepak Chahar to Temba Bavuma, This is a low full toss just outside the off pole, Temba Bavuma is unable to find the gap on the off side as he finds the cover-point fielder. 

Deepak Chahar to Quinton de Kock, Goes a fraction fuller this time and serves this outside the off stump, Quinton de Kock knocks this to the left of point and takes a single to get off the mark.

Deepak Chahar to Quinton de Kock, Deepak Chahar begins with a good length delivery swing into the pads, Quinton de Kock tucks this towards square leg.

We are done with the pre-match formalities and we are ready for action to get underway! The players are out in the middle. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock will open the batting for South Africa. Deepak Chahar will begin with the new ball. Let's play! 

All the players have made their way out in the middle for the national anthems. It will be South Africa's first followed by India's. 

PITCH REPORT - Ajit Agarkar is pitchside and says that there is an even covering of grass, but it's a firm pitch. Adds that the seamers will get help with the new ball, and dew will play a part. Mentions that everyone wants to bowl first these days, and it will be no different today. 

Temba Bavuma the skipper of South Africa says that they would have fielded first as well. Adds that it's been a good last couple of months for the team, this series is important for them, and they want to continue their good work. Mentions that everyone on the team always enjoys a trip to India, and all the energies are up. Further says that this series is very important, different conditions as compared to Australia, but this is a good opportunity and they feel good to be back in action afte

Rohit Sharma the captain of India says that he will field first. Mentions that there is a bit of grass cover and feels it will be a good batting track apart from the first few overs. Admits that it is very critical to keep the momentum going. Claims that they have been playing some good cricket of late and want to continue doing the same. Adds that winning helps maintain a healthy atmosphere. Goes on to say that they want to tick all the boxes and take this opportunity to fine-tune their prepa

South Africa (Playing XI) - Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi. 

India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

TOSS -  The coin goes up and lands in favor of Rohit Sharma. India have elected to BOWL first! 

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