South Africa Vs India LIVE SCORE (t20)

South Africa Vs India At The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, 18 February, 2018

18 February, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

203/5 (20.0 ov)

1st T20I

175/9 (20.0 ov)

India beat South Africa by 28 runs

India South Africa
203/5 (20.0 ov) - R/R 10.15 175/9 (20.0 ov) - R/R 8.75

Match Ended

India beat South Africa by 28 runs

This Over
4
0
2
0(W)
0
0
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Junior Dala not out 2 3 0 0
Tabraiz Shamsi not out 0 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 175/9 (19.4)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Andile Phehlukwayo 13(8) S.R (162.5)

c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jaydev Unadkat
Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 1st T20I at Johannesburg, Full cricket score: Kohli and Co win by 28 runs

Highlights, India vs South Africa 2018, 1st T20I at Johannesburg, Full cricket score: Kohli and Co win by 28 runs

21:58 (IST)

So that brings us to the end of the coverage of this T20I. The second match is on Wednesday and will be played in Centurion. Do join us for that match. Until then, it's time to say goodbye. 

21:45 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India skipper: Shikhar was outstanding with the bat, batted for a long period. I chipped in with a few, Hardik chipped in with a few. Then with the ball, Bhuvi, Chahal, Jassie, so all in all it was a good team effort, and this was a very balanced team performance. South Africa bowled really well in the last two-three overs. Good thing was we were scoring at over 10 throughout the innings, and 204 turned out to be a winning total. Basic message was we have to be here till the 25th, and we wanted to make the most of the time we have here. Lot of fresh faces helps as well. You want to establish yourself as an all-format player. 

21:44 (IST)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match for his maiden fifer in T20Is 

Bhuvi: Of course, it is amazing to get a fifer in T20Is. I just wanted to bowl good lengths and that was the end result. We wanted to take pace off the ball and that really worked for us. When you do well in tough conditions, you always enjoy your cricket. (On his new delivery Knuckeball with the seam up) That is a new ball I'm trying to bowl since a year. It is necessary to figure out new ways for wickets. 

21:41 (IST)

JP Duminy, South African captain: Obviously very disappointed. I was quite happy with the powerplay even though they went for a few. We didn't put together any partnerships. Myself and Davey some soft dismissals. Not getting the line right, you're obviously going to get hit. (On fielding lapses) Not pointing any fingers, and we've got to make sure we work hard. 200-plus is definitely chaseable, but unfortunately, we couldn't put up any partnerships. 

21:39 (IST)
Yes, Virat Kohli scored 500-plus. Yes, Chahal-Yadav took 33 wickets. Yes, Bumrah has had a breakthrough trip. 
 
But... Bhuvneshwar Kumar... India's MVP on this tour, and mostly everywhere overseas. 
 
India's momentum continues... 1-0 up in the T20 series and can wrap it up in Centurion. But it won't be easy. South Africa look like they can compete more in this format. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

21:39 (IST)
21:31 (IST)
India's last five T20Is:
 
W, W, W, W, W 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

21:31 (IST)
21:27 (IST)

After 20 overs,South Africa 175/9 ( Junior Dala 2 , Tabraiz Shamsi 0)

Phehlukwayo gets a thick outside edge that carries the ball all the way to the third man fence at the start of the final over. He guidesthe ball towards deep midwicket for a double two balls later. Phehlukwayo perishes off the fourth ball, getting a leading edge off a slower ball that he lobs over to Chahal at backward point. Shamsi walks out to bat, and misses the last two deliveries. 


India pull off a 28-run victory to go 1-0 up in the series. 

21:25 (IST)
wkt

OUT! Phehlukwayo lobs the ball over to Chahal at backward point while looking for a big hit, and has to walk back for an eight-ball 13. Will SA bat their 20 overs out or not? Was a slower ball from Unadkat that deceived the all-rounder. SA 175/9

Phehlukwayo c Chahal b Unadkat 13(8)

21:23 (IST)
four

FOUR! Phehlukwayo edges a full delivery from Unadkat towards the third man fence for a four — his second of the innings so far. SA 173/8

21:23 (IST)

Unadkat returns for the final over. SA need 35 off it. 

Highlights

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Latest update, India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Phehlukwayo gets a thick outside edge that carries the ball all the way to the third man fence at the start of the final over. He guidesthe ball towards deep midwicket for a double two balls later. Phehlukwayo perishes off the fourth ball, getting a leading edge off a slower ball that he lobs over to Chahal at backward point. Shamsi walks out to bat, and misses the last two deliveries.
India pull off a 28-run victory to go 1-0 up in the series.

Preview: Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket's shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.

With a short interval for preparation after the ODI series that ended on Friday, the Virat Kohli-led India will aim to repeat similar performance as they did in the 2006 one-off T20I series here against South Africa.

The last time both the teams met here for a bilateral series, India clinched a six-wicket victory over South Africa under Virender Sehwag.

Virat Kohli and JP Duminy. Reuters

Virat Kohli and JP Duminy. Reuters

Bolstered by terrific all-round performances led by skipper Kohli, who was adjudged the Man of the Series in the recently concluded ODI series, India will hope to thrash the hosts in the three-match series.

Alongside the skipper, batsmen Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhwawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya will look to make the most of their capabilities in the shortest format.

Batsman Suresh Raina, who has made a comeback in the T20Is will act as an vital cog in the middle-order and will look to prove his mettle.

The bowling department, which looked lethal with wrist-spinning duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will try to make a mark in the shortest format.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will only add depth to the formidable Indian bowling line-up.

However, the Proteas led by Jean-Pau Duminy in the absence of Faf du Plessis, will look to hit back at India in the shortest format of the game, under the likes of hard-hitting batsmen consisting the skipper himself, AB de Villiers, David Miller and Chris Morris, who can score some vital runs in the lower order.

The bowling department, led by Andile Phehlukwayo, Morris along with chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi will have to come out with something special in order to get rid of the flamboyant Indian batsmen.

Meanwhile, the three new faces inculded for the shortest format -- batsman Christiaan Jonker, pacer Junior Dala and wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen will be aiming to put up a show for the home team,

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain) Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Jean-Paul Duminy (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, AB de Villiers, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: February 18, 2018 21:59:14 IST

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