In the first match of the 3-matches series, India beat South Africa by 28 runs with the help Shikhar Dhawan’s powerful knock of 72 runs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s splendid 5-wicket hall against the host.
It will be interesting to see whether India continues to repeat the same performance today and take a dominating lead of 2-0 against South Africa.
# South win by 6 wickets!
# South Africa needs 16 runs from 12 balls
# Its a SIX! SA 154/4 after 16 overs
# Pandya scalps Miller at 5 , SA 141/4
# After 14 overs, SA 137/3 with Miller(2) and Duminy(34) at crease
# Bhuvneshwar takes Klaasen wicket, SA 125/3
# Big over for South Africa, with 17 runs added to the board, SA 125/2 after 13 overs
# Its back-to-back SIXES by Klaasen, SA 120/2
# With 16 runs off the over, SA 100/2 after 11 overs
# SIX! courtesy Klaasen, SA 91/2
# With just 4 runs added to the total, SA 84/2 after 10 overs with Klaasen(33) and Duminy(20) at crease
# FOUR! by Klaasen, SA 80/2 after 9 overs
# After 7 overs, SA 68/2 with Klaasen(23) and Duminy (15) at crease.
# Chahal introduced to bowling.
# Its OUT! Smuts caught by Raina, departs at 2
# After 3 overs, SA 15/0 with Hendricks(11) and Smuts(2) at crease
# After 1 over, SA 1/0
# South African batsman come out to bat.
# One run off the last ball. IND 188/4 after 20 overs
# Its Dhoni's 2nd T20i fifty
# Now, its a FOUR
# Its a flat SIX! by Dhoni
# Its a SIX! courtesy MS Dhoni, IND 170/4 after 19 overs
# With 12 runs off the over, IND 157/4 after 18 overs
# 150 up for India with that FOUR by Manish Pandey
# After 17 overs, IND 145/4 with Pandey(65) and Dhoni(24) at crease.
# FOUR by Dhoni(22)
# Its a OVERTHROW from Morris
# With 9 runs added, IND 133/4 after 16 overs with Pandey(58) and Dhoni(18) out in the middle
# Its a huge SIX! by Manish Pandey
# Manish Pandey completes 50, IND 124/4 after 15 overs
# After 14 overs, IND 115/4 with Pandey(48) and Dhoni(11) out at crease.
# Its a SIX! from MS's bat
# Good over for India, 9 runs added to the total IND 106/4 after 13 overs with Pandey(46) and Dhoni(3) at crease
# 100 up for India with a FOUR by Manish Pandey
# With just 5 runs added to the total, IND 97/4 after 12 overs
# After 11 overs, IND 92/4 with Dhoni(2) and Pandey(33) out at crease.
# MS Dhoni comes out to bat.
# OUT! Suresh Raina walks towards pavilion after adding 30 runs to the total, IND 90/4
# Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina consolidate Indian innings, IND 85/3 after 10 overs with 19 runs in the last over.
# Its back-to-back SIX! by Manish Pandey
# After 9 overs, IND 66/3 with Pandey(13) and Raina(26) out in the middle.
# Smart short by Pandey, its a FOUR!
# With just 5 runs added to the total, IND 58/3 after 8 overs
# With 8 runs off the over, IND 53/3 after 7 overs with Pandey(2) and Raina(23) at crease
# Its a wicket-maiden over by Dala, IND 45/3 after 6 overs
# Indian skipper departs early, Virat Kohli caught behind at 1, IND 45/3
# After 5 overs, IND 45/2 with Kohli(1) and Raina(20) out in the middle
# Skipper Virat Kohli comes out to bat
# Shikhar Dhawan hands over a simple catch, India loses another one IND 44/2 after 4.2 overs
# Dhawan is dealing only in boundaries at the moment, smashes FOUR again
# With 12 runs off the over, IND 40/1 after 4 overs.
# Now, its Raina's turn, FOUR
# After 3 overs, IND 28/0 with Dhawan(20) and Raina(8) at crease
# Shikhar Dhawan is on fire. Its a SIX again.
# Again a FOUR!
# Now, its a SIX!, Dhawan(14) not out
# Its FOUR! by Dhawan
# After 2 overs, IND 8/0 with Dhawan(0) and Raina(8) out in the middle.
# First boundary for India from Raina
# Suresh Raina comes out in the middle.
# First ball of the second over, its OUT! Rohit Sharma departs at 0.
# Its a maiden over from Morris, IND 0/0 after 1 over.
# Decision reviewed, and there seems to be bat before pad, Umpire calls it NOT OUT!
# First ball of the Indian innings, and Its OUT!
# South Africa win the toss, elect to bowl first.