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South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2022
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IND
237/3
20 Ovs
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SA
221/3
20 Ovs
India beat South Africa by 16 runs

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
KL Rahul
572854203.57
lbw b Keshav Maharaj
Rohit Sharma (C)
433771116.22
c Tristan Stubbs b Keshav Maharaj
Virat Kohli
492871175.00
not out
Suryakumar Yadav
612255277.27
run out (Temba Bavuma / Anrich Nortje)
Dinesh Karthik
17712242.86
not out
Rishabh Pant (W)
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Axar Patel
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Harshal Patel
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Ravichandran Ashwin
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Deepak Chahar
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Arshdeep Singh
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Fall Of Wickets:
2-107-(KL Rahul 11.3 ov)
1-96-(Rohit Sharma (C) 9.5 ov)
-(Virat Kohli ov)
3-209-(Suryakumar Yadav 18.1 ov)
-(Dinesh Karthik ov)
-(Rishabh Pant (W) ov)
-(Axar Patel ov)
-(Harshal Patel ov)
-(Ravichandran Ashwin ov)
-(Deepak Chahar ov)
-(Arshdeep Singh ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kagiso Rabada
4057014.25
Wayne Parnell
4054013.50
Lungi Ngidi
4049012.25
Keshav Maharaj
402325.75
Anrich Nortje
3041013.67
Aiden Markram
10909.00

SOUTH AFRICA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Temba Bavuma (C)
07000.00
c Virat Kohli b Arshdeep Singh
Quinton de Kock (W)
694834143.75
not out
Rilee Rossouw
02000.00
c Dinesh Karthik b Arshdeep Singh
Aiden Markram
331941173.68
b Axar Patel
David Miller
1064787225.53
not out
Tristan Stubbs
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Wayne Parnell
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Keshav Maharaj
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Kagiso Rabada
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Anrich Nortje
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Lungi Ngidi
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Fall Of Wickets:
1-1-(Temba Bavuma (C) 1.2 ov)
-(Quinton de Kock (W) ov)
2-1-(Rilee Rossouw 1.4 ov)
3-47-(Aiden Markram 6.2 ov)
-(David Miller ov)
-(Tristan Stubbs ov)
-(Wayne Parnell ov)
-(Keshav Maharaj ov)
-(Kagiso Rabada ov)
-(Anrich Nortje ov)
-(Lungi Ngidi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Deepak Chahar
412406.00
Arshdeep Singh
4062215.50
Ravichandran Ashwin
403709.25
Axar Patel
4053113.25
Harshal Patel
4045011.25

South Africa

221/3(20 Overs)

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Bye! Just a run! Length ball, outside off. Karthik swings and misses. Kohli runs across and Karthik makes his ground as well. A bye. India finish with a mammoth score of 237/3.

The target is not a big one and South Africa will need to bat really well if they are to chase this down. They'll hope someone can play an absolute blinder. India on the other hand, will back themselves to defend this. Join us back after the break.

It was a tough day for the South African bowlers. All of them went the distance. There were far too many full tosses too, not sure if it was because of the dew or just poor execution but South Africa will be very disappointed with their performance. No one apart from Keshav Maharaj showed any kind of discipline. 

The platform though was set by the openers as they got India off to a flier. Both fell in quick succession but then came the magical stand. Suryakumar Yadav was at his fluent best and Virat Kohli played second fiddle. That stand was the difference between India ending with around 200 and above 220.

Total carnage! Yes, the wicket is flat and the boundaries are small but that stand between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav has probably seen India post a total which we feel is out of reach for South Africa.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! YES, HE DOES! This is full and outside off. Karthik gets underneath the ball and lofts it over deep cover for a six. Can he hit another one?

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! India on 230 now! Incredible shot! This is on a length and way outside off. Karthik shuffles across and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie. Can Karthik finish with another six?

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Wide! Pressure getting big on Rabada! This is way outside off. Karthik leaves it alone.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Karthik now tries to reverse scoop it but fails to connect this full ball.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! Karthik putting the finishing touches now! Short of a length and outside off. Karthik steps across and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Rabada starts with a widish yorker, outside off. Karthik looks to heave but misses.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, ! YADAV IS RUN OUT!  End of one of the best innings of Suryakumar. This is on a length and outside off. Kohli slaps it to point and it goes straight to Temba Bavuma at point. Suryakumar Yadav was running across quickly but Kohli was ball watching and Yadav was left stranded in the middle. A throw at the bowler's end and Yadav is run out. What a show Yadav has put on. Wonderful.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, A yorker on middle. Kohli jams it back to the bowler.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, !Kohli takes the baton now! Two in a row! This is Kohli at his best! Full and on middle. A flick of the wrist from the King and it goes past mid-wicket for four.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, ! Not a good day for African seamers! Fuller ball, outside off. Kohli looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge to third man for a boundary.

Anrich Nortje to Dinesh Karthik, Fuller ball, outside off, driven to deep cover for one.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, Full and outside off. Kohli chips it over the bowler for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Absolute monster! Suryakumar is putting in a treat for the fans. Another slower balll but he reads and Suryakumar slogs it way over deep mid-wicket for a six. The stand between these two crosses the 100-run mark. Yadav's fifth six.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Another slower ball and Suryakumar is undone! Outside off and Suryakumar slashes and misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, A slower length ball, outside off. Suryakumar waits to punch it away but misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, Fuller ball, outside off. Virat works it to deep cover for just a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, Wide! Bowls it way outside off. Left alone. Free hit continues.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, No ball! 200 is up! Again, another full toss on middle. Kohli pulls it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs. This one is given as a no ball due to height. Free hit coming up.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A yorker on middle. Yadav flicks and it goes straight in the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. It was a free hit. The batters cross.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, NO BALL AND ! FIFTY FOR YADAV! This is just extraordinary stuff from Suryakumar! Take a bow! A full toss, outside off. Suryakumar opens the face of the bat in the least moment and thumps it over deep point for a biggie. A no ball given for height! Suryakumar Yadav, what a special, special player. Fifty in just 18 balls. Free hit coming up...

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, ! A low dipping full toss, outside off. Kohli pulls it with ease to deep square leg for a boundry.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off. Kohli looks to pull but misses. That was the slower ball. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is hit to covers for a single. 23 runs off the over.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! This is total destruction from these two Indian batters! A length ball, outside off. Kohli steps down and way across to hoick it away to deep square leg for a boundary. A big hug by Suryakumar to Kohli follows. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Very full and outside off. Kohli fails to drive.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! THUMPED! The South African bowlers are bowling with butter in their palms. On middle, this is slammed past the bowler for a boundary.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! Kohli just telling the crowd he is still out there! Another full toss, outside off. Kohli lofts it over long off for a biggie. 

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli smashes it straight to long on for a couple of runs. 16 runs off the over. Another expensive over from South Africa. 

Wayne Parnell is back on.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller  and outside off, driven to deep point for a single. 

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! A length ball, way outside off. Suryakumar guides it with ease over backward point for a boundary. This is one of his best knocks so far.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Outside off, guided through backward point for a brace.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Suryakumar Yadav moves to 41 in no time! What a player! This is poor bowling though. Another full toss on middle. Suryakumar wrists it away over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, A single as this is hit to long on.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! This is just brilliant from SKY! Kohli is all smiles and enjoying the show from the other end! A full toss on middle. Yadav looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge over fine leg for a biggie. Not off the middle but Suryakumar knew what he was doing.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Mind games! This was pure instinct! Suryakumar was waiting for a bouncer and he gets it outside off. Yadav shuffles across and pulls it over fine leg for four.

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli, Length ball on middle. Kohli plays it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, Short in length and on off. Suryakumar dabs it to backward point who misfield and allows a single.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Class again! 1000 runs for Suryakumar in T20I. A full toss, around off. Suryakumar lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! What a shot! Suryakumar is so eye pleasing! A full ball, angling on the pads. Suryakumar flicks it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! Good shot! Shorter and outside off. Kohli waits on the back foot and plays it over covers, in the vacant region for a boundary. Boundaries coming in each over. 200 looks easy at this point.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, A fuller ball, slanting on middle. Kohli nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good running. Ohh no, it is given as one short as Kohli's bat was on the line. A single. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, A length ball, way outside off. Kohli works it through covers for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A yorker angling on the pads. Yadav whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Short ball, outside off. Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball, outside off. Yadav punches it straight to backward point for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, ! Kohli finds the fence now! This is full and way outside off. Kohli saw the width and puts his bat on it but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, A fuller ball, around off. Yadav flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli bunts it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Just short! This is full and outside off. Yadav lofts it to deep cover. The fielder there runs to his right and slides to collect on a bounce.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Yadav has come out with intent! Pure class from Yadav! Short of a length and outside off. Yadav dabs it late past short third man for a boundary.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Yadav starts just from where he left off. This is full and on middle. Yadav sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, On middle, swept to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, This one stays low, outside off. Yadav looks to cut but misses.

Suryakumar Yadav walks out.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, ! LBW! Rahul knew he is out here! That looked plumb. Played the wrong line.A flatter ball, around middle, this one moves in. Rahul gets low to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An LBW and up goes the finger. Kohli walks toward Rahul and has a chat. Rahul takes the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows three reds and Rahul has to go just after his fifty. 

Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, outside off. Kohli slaps it through covers for one more.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Flatter ball, outside off. Rahul cuts it past point for a single. 

Aiden Markram to Virat Kohli, Flatter and outside off. Kohli guides it to point.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, A single as this is pushed through covers.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, Outside off. Kept out.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, ! FIFTY IN STYLE! What an innings from the opener! A floated ball, full and outside off. Rahul advances down the track and smashes it over long on for a biggie. Rahul with an impressive innings.He needs to continue now.

Aiden Markram to Virat Kohli, On middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single. Kohli is off the mark.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, Too full and outside off. Rahul lofts it over covers for a single. Rahul moves to 49.

Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, outside off. Kohli taps it back to the bowler. At the halfway mark, India are 96/1.

Virat Kohli is the new man in.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, A slower ball, full and on leg, pushed to covers.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, On middle, this is flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, ! Two in a row! This is full and on the pads. Rohit flicks on the up and it goes over where Lungi Ngidi tries to use his height but it goes through his hands for four. Certainly a chance. 

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! TAKEN! Finally, the stand is broken and Keshav Maharaj who is the standout bowler for South Africa so far strikes! This is touch short and on middle. Rohit Sharma gets low to slog but doesn't connect well. It goes more off the top edge to deep mid-wicket where Tristan Stubbs holds onto it. South Africa need a couple of more here.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, This is short and on middle. Sharma looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, A quicker ball, on middle. Rahul nudges it through square leg for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Fuller ball, outside off, drilled to long off for one more.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, ! The boundaries are flowing regularly for India! Overpitched, outside off. Rohit gets low and drives it in the gap through covers for a boundary.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, A single as this is pushed through covers.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Wide! Rahul will feel he missed out here. This is down the leg side. a full toss and Rahul misses to whip it away.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! This is out of the middle! KL Rahul is enjoying today! On a length and on top of off. Rahul clears his front leg and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! A welcome boundary! Short of a length and outside off, extra pace. Rahul tries to dab it away but outside edges it to third man for four. 

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, A dot to end! Tidy over from Keshav Maharaj! This is flatter and outside off. Rohit again tries to reverse paddle but this time misses it.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Make it five! Flatter and on leg. Rahul tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Four singles till now! On middle, eased down to long on for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, An arm ball, around off. Rahul works it through point for one.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, outside off. Rohit reverse paddles it to short third man for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Touch short and outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Leg bye! On the pads, it goes off the pads to square leg for a leg bye.

Slight halt as there is a snake on the ground. 

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, Another single as this is punched to deep cover.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Outside off, extra bounce and Rahul steers it to third man for a single.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! This is just too easy for Rahul and he has been gifted for the second time here! Fuller ball, angling down the leg side on the pads. Rahul again shows his wrists work as he flicks it behind square on the leg side for a six.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, outside off. Rohit punches off the back foot and to deep cover. Just one. 

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! What a Powerplay for India! This is short and around off. Rohit puls it over deep square leg for a boundary. Second in the over. India are 57/0 after six overs.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, On off, kept out.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Rohit again tries to slog-sweep but this one is on the pads. Rohit misses.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! Aggression! Tossed up, slower in the air and around off. Rohit slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, on middle. Rohit punches it to mid off.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, around off, bit of turn and Rohit pushes it to point.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, ! the extra ball goes for four! Too much width here, outside off. Rahul cuts it through point for a boundary.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Wide! A bouncer and there is some extra bounce after landing on the deck. Rahul evades.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, outside off. Rohit guides it to deep point for a single now.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A full toss on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, ! Vintage Rohit Sharma! This is full and outside off. Rohit leans and drives it through covers for a boundary. India off to a great start.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A length ball, outside off, Rahul dabs it to short third man for a single. Good stop by the fielder there.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. Kept out.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Nails a yorker on middle. Rohit squeezes it out on the off side. 

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Length ball, outside off, cut straight to point.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, ! 15 already of this over! This is not good from Wayne Parnell, too many loose deliveries! This is slower and on the pads. Rohit tickles it fine to the fine leg fence.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, Length ball, just outside off. Rahul drops it to covers for a single. 

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, NOW! Rahul at his best! On a length and outside off. Rahul punches it past point for four.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, ! Beautiful shot! Rahul loves to play this shot! Full and on the pads. Rahul flicks it on the up and over deep square leg for a biggie. Wonderful wrist work.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Three dots then! Good over by Lungi Ngidi despite going for a six! Short of a length and outside off. Rohit slashes and misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Fuller ball, outside off. Rohit drags it now to mid on.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, A yorker, outside off. Rohit jams it out on the off side. 

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, ! BANG! Rohit reads the ball this time. This is slow, full and around off. Sharma comes down the track and smashes it over long on for a biggie.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, A slower ball, full and on middle. Rohit eases it to mid on.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up, outside off. Rohit drives but straight to short cover.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, ! Fortunate one! On a length and outside off. Rahul tries to tap it way on the off side but this goes more off the inner half of the bat and past the off stump to fine leg for four.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Leg bye! Angling on the pads. Rohit misses his flick and it goes off the pads to square leg.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Short of a length and going down the leg side. Sharma misses his flick. Might have gone off the pads but Rohit Sharma doesn't think so and is not happy. Signals for a review in a funny way.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, ! The skipper is off the mark! Not the most convincing way! On a length and on middle. Sharma looks to paddle it over the leg side but mistimes and it goes off the left forearm and over the slip fielder for a boundary. Rohit Sharma is getting some treatment. 

The physio is out. Rohit Sharma looks fine but needs assistance. He is fine and ready to resume.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Parnell angles this away, this is full and outside off. Sharma looks to go over covers but plays way inside the line. 

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Short in length and on middle, it nips a bit in. Sharma stays on his toes as he blocks it out.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A length ball, outside off. Rahul prods and blocks it again. 

Who will bowl from the other end? It is Wayne Parnell.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. Rahul blocks it on the off side.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, Leg bye! Rabada follows Sharma on the leg side with a full ball. Rohit tries to heave but misses and it goes off the pads to square leg. A leg bye.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, angling around middle, bit of inswing and Sharma stays back to defend.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Better from Rabada! This is around off on the shorter side. Rahul gets on his toes and taps it to point for a quick single. 

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, ! What a start for India! Short of a length and outside off, width there and Rahul punches off the back foot through point for a boundary. 

We are all set for the action. The South African players are in the middle. The opening pair of India - Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are also out in the middle. Kagiso Rabada has the new ball in hand. A slip in place. Let's play...

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

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

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says they wanted to bowl first too. Adds humidity plays a big part in this part of the country but they want to do well here. Mentions it is going to be a great challenge, they have never beaten South Africa in a series in T20Is and they have a good chance here. Also says he is not sure about how the pitch will play, it seems sticky and they need to be cautious at the start and do well with the bat. Informs they are playing the same team.

Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa says they need to manage their energy, they want to strike early with the ball and put them under pressure. Mentions it looks a different pitch and should be batting friendly. Reckons they showed good fight with the bat towards the end and the bowlers began well but India played really well. Informs Lungi Ngidi comes in for Tabraiz Shamsi.

TOSS - South Africa have won the toss and they will BOWL first!

PITCH REPORT - Murali Kartik says it is a low scoring pitch and the average score is 145. Ajit Agarkar joins and informs there are a few cracks and the pitch looks dry but dew might play a part later. Shares that the captain will look to win the toss and bowl first.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Bye! Just a run! Length ball, outside off. Karthik swings and misses. Kohli runs across and Karthik makes his ground as well. A bye. India finish with a mammoth score of 237/3.

The target is not a big one and South Africa will need to bat really well if they are to chase this down. They'll hope someone can play an absolute blinder. India on the other hand, will back themselves to defend this. Join us back after the break.

It was a tough day for the South African bowlers. All of them went the distance. There were far too many full tosses too, not sure if it was because of the dew or just poor execution but South Africa will be very disappointed with their performance. No one apart from Keshav Maharaj showed any kind of discipline. 

The platform though was set by the openers as they got India off to a flier. Both fell in quick succession but then came the magical stand. Suryakumar Yadav was at his fluent best and Virat Kohli played second fiddle. That stand was the difference between India ending with around 200 and above 220.

Total carnage! Yes, the wicket is flat and the boundaries are small but that stand between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav has probably seen India post a total which we feel is out of reach for South Africa.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! YES, HE DOES! This is full and outside off. Karthik gets underneath the ball and lofts it over deep cover for a six. Can he hit another one?

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! India on 230 now! Incredible shot! This is on a length and way outside off. Karthik shuffles across and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie. Can Karthik finish with another six?

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Wide! Pressure getting big on Rabada! This is way outside off. Karthik leaves it alone.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Karthik now tries to reverse scoop it but fails to connect this full ball.

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, ! Karthik putting the finishing touches now! Short of a length and outside off. Karthik steps across and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary. 

Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Rabada starts with a widish yorker, outside off. Karthik looks to heave but misses.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, ! YADAV IS RUN OUT!  End of one of the best innings of Suryakumar. This is on a length and outside off. Kohli slaps it to point and it goes straight to Temba Bavuma at point. Suryakumar Yadav was running across quickly but Kohli was ball watching and Yadav was left stranded in the middle. A throw at the bowler's end and Yadav is run out. What a show Yadav has put on. Wonderful.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, A yorker on middle. Kohli jams it back to the bowler.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, !Kohli takes the baton now! Two in a row! This is Kohli at his best! Full and on middle. A flick of the wrist from the King and it goes past mid-wicket for four.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, ! Not a good day for African seamers! Fuller ball, outside off. Kohli looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge to third man for a boundary.

Anrich Nortje to Dinesh Karthik, Fuller ball, outside off, driven to deep cover for one.

Anrich Nortje to Virat Kohli, Full and outside off. Kohli chips it over the bowler for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Absolute monster! Suryakumar is putting in a treat for the fans. Another slower balll but he reads and Suryakumar slogs it way over deep mid-wicket for a six. The stand between these two crosses the 100-run mark. Yadav's fifth six.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Another slower ball and Suryakumar is undone! Outside off and Suryakumar slashes and misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, A slower length ball, outside off. Suryakumar waits to punch it away but misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, Fuller ball, outside off. Virat works it to deep cover for just a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, Wide! Bowls it way outside off. Left alone. Free hit continues.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, No ball! 200 is up! Again, another full toss on middle. Kohli pulls it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs. This one is given as a no ball due to height. Free hit coming up.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A yorker on middle. Yadav flicks and it goes straight in the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. It was a free hit. The batters cross.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, NO BALL AND ! FIFTY FOR YADAV! This is just extraordinary stuff from Suryakumar! Take a bow! A full toss, outside off. Suryakumar opens the face of the bat in the least moment and thumps it over deep point for a biggie. A no ball given for height! Suryakumar Yadav, what a special, special player. Fifty in just 18 balls. Free hit coming up...

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, ! A low dipping full toss, outside off. Kohli pulls it with ease to deep square leg for a boundry.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off. Kohli looks to pull but misses. That was the slower ball. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is hit to covers for a single. 23 runs off the over.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! This is total destruction from these two Indian batters! A length ball, outside off. Kohli steps down and way across to hoick it away to deep square leg for a boundary. A big hug by Suryakumar to Kohli follows. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Very full and outside off. Kohli fails to drive.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! THUMPED! The South African bowlers are bowling with butter in their palms. On middle, this is slammed past the bowler for a boundary.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! Kohli just telling the crowd he is still out there! Another full toss, outside off. Kohli lofts it over long off for a biggie. 

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli smashes it straight to long on for a couple of runs. 16 runs off the over. Another expensive over from South Africa. 

Wayne Parnell is back on.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller  and outside off, driven to deep point for a single. 

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! A length ball, way outside off. Suryakumar guides it with ease over backward point for a boundary. This is one of his best knocks so far.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Outside off, guided through backward point for a brace.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Suryakumar Yadav moves to 41 in no time! What a player! This is poor bowling though. Another full toss on middle. Suryakumar wrists it away over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, A single as this is hit to long on.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! This is just brilliant from SKY! Kohli is all smiles and enjoying the show from the other end! A full toss on middle. Yadav looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge over fine leg for a biggie. Not off the middle but Suryakumar knew what he was doing.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Mind games! This was pure instinct! Suryakumar was waiting for a bouncer and he gets it outside off. Yadav shuffles across and pulls it over fine leg for four.

Kagiso Rabada to Virat Kohli, Length ball on middle. Kohli plays it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, Short in length and on off. Suryakumar dabs it to backward point who misfield and allows a single.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Class again! 1000 runs for Suryakumar in T20I. A full toss, around off. Suryakumar lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Kagiso Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, ! What a shot! Suryakumar is so eye pleasing! A full ball, angling on the pads. Suryakumar flicks it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, ! Good shot! Shorter and outside off. Kohli waits on the back foot and plays it over covers, in the vacant region for a boundary. Boundaries coming in each over. 200 looks easy at this point.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, A fuller ball, slanting on middle. Kohli nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Good running. Ohh no, it is given as one short as Kohli's bat was on the line. A single. 

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, A length ball, way outside off. Kohli works it through covers for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A yorker angling on the pads. Yadav whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Virat Kohli, Short ball, outside off. Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Wayne Parnell to Suryakumar Yadav, A length ball, outside off. Yadav punches it straight to backward point for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, ! Kohli finds the fence now! This is full and way outside off. Kohli saw the width and puts his bat on it but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, A fuller ball, around off. Yadav flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli bunts it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, Just short! This is full and outside off. Yadav lofts it to deep cover. The fielder there runs to his right and slides to collect on a bounce.

Lungi Ngidi to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Yadav has come out with intent! Pure class from Yadav! Short of a length and outside off. Yadav dabs it late past short third man for a boundary.

Lungi Ngidi to Virat Kohli, On middle, Kohli works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, ! Yadav starts just from where he left off. This is full and on middle. Yadav sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, On middle, swept to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Keshav Maharaj to Suryakumar Yadav, This one stays low, outside off. Yadav looks to cut but misses.

Suryakumar Yadav walks out.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, ! LBW! Rahul knew he is out here! That looked plumb. Played the wrong line.A flatter ball, around middle, this one moves in. Rahul gets low to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An LBW and up goes the finger. Kohli walks toward Rahul and has a chat. Rahul takes the review. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracking shows three reds and Rahul has to go just after his fifty. 

Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, outside off. Kohli slaps it through covers for one more.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Flatter ball, outside off. Rahul cuts it past point for a single. 

Aiden Markram to Virat Kohli, Flatter and outside off. Kohli guides it to point.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, A single as this is pushed through covers.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, Outside off. Kept out.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, ! FIFTY IN STYLE! What an innings from the opener! A floated ball, full and outside off. Rahul advances down the track and smashes it over long on for a biggie. Rahul with an impressive innings.He needs to continue now.

Aiden Markram to Virat Kohli, On middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single. Kohli is off the mark.

Aiden Markram to KL Rahul, Too full and outside off. Rahul lofts it over covers for a single. Rahul moves to 49.

Keshav Maharaj to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, outside off. Kohli taps it back to the bowler. At the halfway mark, India are 96/1.

Virat Kohli is the new man in.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, A slower ball, full and on leg, pushed to covers.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, On middle, this is flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, ! Two in a row! This is full and on the pads. Rohit flicks on the up and it goes over where Lungi Ngidi tries to use his height but it goes through his hands for four. Certainly a chance. 

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! TAKEN! Finally, the stand is broken and Keshav Maharaj who is the standout bowler for South Africa so far strikes! This is touch short and on middle. Rohit Sharma gets low to slog but doesn't connect well. It goes more off the top edge to deep mid-wicket where Tristan Stubbs holds onto it. South Africa need a couple of more here.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, This is short and on middle. Sharma looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, A quicker ball, on middle. Rahul nudges it through square leg for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Fuller ball, outside off, drilled to long off for one more.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, ! The boundaries are flowing regularly for India! Overpitched, outside off. Rohit gets low and drives it in the gap through covers for a boundary.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, A single as this is pushed through covers.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Wide! Rahul will feel he missed out here. This is down the leg side. a full toss and Rahul misses to whip it away.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! This is out of the middle! KL Rahul is enjoying today! On a length and on top of off. Rahul clears his front leg and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! A welcome boundary! Short of a length and outside off, extra pace. Rahul tries to dab it away but outside edges it to third man for four. 

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, A dot to end! Tidy over from Keshav Maharaj! This is flatter and outside off. Rohit again tries to reverse paddle but this time misses it.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Make it five! Flatter and on leg. Rahul tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Four singles till now! On middle, eased down to long on for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, An arm ball, around off. Rahul works it through point for one.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, outside off. Rohit reverse paddles it to short third man for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to KL Rahul, Touch short and outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Leg bye! On the pads, it goes off the pads to square leg for a leg bye.

Slight halt as there is a snake on the ground. 

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, Another single as this is punched to deep cover.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Outside off, extra bounce and Rahul steers it to third man for a single.

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, ! This is just too easy for Rahul and he has been gifted for the second time here! Fuller ball, angling down the leg side on the pads. Rahul again shows his wrists work as he flicks it behind square on the leg side for a six.

Anrich Nortje to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, outside off. Rohit punches off the back foot and to deep cover. Just one. 

Anrich Nortje to KL Rahul, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! What a Powerplay for India! This is short and around off. Rohit puls it over deep square leg for a boundary. Second in the over. India are 57/0 after six overs.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, On off, kept out.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Rohit again tries to slog-sweep but this one is on the pads. Rohit misses.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, ! Aggression! Tossed up, slower in the air and around off. Rohit slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, on middle. Rohit punches it to mid off.

Keshav Maharaj to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, around off, bit of turn and Rohit pushes it to point.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, ! the extra ball goes for four! Too much width here, outside off. Rahul cuts it through point for a boundary.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Wide! A bouncer and there is some extra bounce after landing on the deck. Rahul evades.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, outside off. Rohit guides it to deep point for a single now.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A full toss on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, ! Vintage Rohit Sharma! This is full and outside off. Rohit leans and drives it through covers for a boundary. India off to a great start.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A length ball, outside off, Rahul dabs it to short third man for a single. Good stop by the fielder there.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. Kept out.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Nails a yorker on middle. Rohit squeezes it out on the off side. 

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Length ball, outside off, cut straight to point.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, ! 15 already of this over! This is not good from Wayne Parnell, too many loose deliveries! This is slower and on the pads. Rohit tickles it fine to the fine leg fence.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, Length ball, just outside off. Rahul drops it to covers for a single. 

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, NOW! Rahul at his best! On a length and outside off. Rahul punches it past point for four.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, ! Beautiful shot! Rahul loves to play this shot! Full and on the pads. Rahul flicks it on the up and over deep square leg for a biggie. Wonderful wrist work.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Three dots then! Good over by Lungi Ngidi despite going for a six! Short of a length and outside off. Rohit slashes and misses.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Fuller ball, outside off. Rohit drags it now to mid on.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, A yorker, outside off. Rohit jams it out on the off side. 

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, ! BANG! Rohit reads the ball this time. This is slow, full and around off. Sharma comes down the track and smashes it over long on for a biggie.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, A slower ball, full and on middle. Rohit eases it to mid on.

Lungi Ngidi to Rohit Sharma, Pitched up, outside off. Rohit drives but straight to short cover.

Wayne Parnell to KL Rahul, ! Fortunate one! On a length and outside off. Rahul tries to tap it way on the off side but this goes more off the inner half of the bat and past the off stump to fine leg for four.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Leg bye! Angling on the pads. Rohit misses his flick and it goes off the pads to square leg.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Short of a length and going down the leg side. Sharma misses his flick. Might have gone off the pads but Rohit Sharma doesn't think so and is not happy. Signals for a review in a funny way.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, ! The skipper is off the mark! Not the most convincing way! On a length and on middle. Sharma looks to paddle it over the leg side but mistimes and it goes off the left forearm and over the slip fielder for a boundary. Rohit Sharma is getting some treatment. 

The physio is out. Rohit Sharma looks fine but needs assistance. He is fine and ready to resume.

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Parnell angles this away, this is full and outside off. Sharma looks to go over covers but plays way inside the line. 

Wayne Parnell to Rohit Sharma, Short in length and on middle, it nips a bit in. Sharma stays on his toes as he blocks it out.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A length ball, outside off. Rahul prods and blocks it again. 

Who will bowl from the other end? It is Wayne Parnell.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. Rahul blocks it on the off side.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, Leg bye! Rabada follows Sharma on the leg side with a full ball. Rohit tries to heave but misses and it goes off the pads to square leg. A leg bye.

Kagiso Rabada to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, angling around middle, bit of inswing and Sharma stays back to defend.

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Better from Rabada! This is around off on the shorter side. Rahul gets on his toes and taps it to point for a quick single. 

Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, ! What a start for India! Short of a length and outside off, width there and Rahul punches off the back foot through point for a boundary. 

We are all set for the action. The South African players are in the middle. The opening pair of India - Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are also out in the middle. Kagiso Rabada has the new ball in hand. A slip in place. Let's play...

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

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

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India says they wanted to bowl first too. Adds humidity plays a big part in this part of the country but they want to do well here. Mentions it is going to be a great challenge, they have never beaten South Africa in a series in T20Is and they have a good chance here. Also says he is not sure about how the pitch will play, it seems sticky and they need to be cautious at the start and do well with the bat. Informs they are playing the same team.

Temba Bavuma, the skipper of South Africa says they need to manage their energy, they want to strike early with the ball and put them under pressure. Mentions it looks a different pitch and should be batting friendly. Reckons they showed good fight with the bat towards the end and the bowlers began well but India played really well. Informs Lungi Ngidi comes in for Tabraiz Shamsi.

TOSS - South Africa have won the toss and they will BOWL first!

PITCH REPORT - Murali Kartik says it is a low scoring pitch and the average score is 145. Ajit Agarkar joins and informs there are a few cracks and the pitch looks dry but dew might play a part later. Shares that the captain will look to win the toss and bowl first.

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