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

Date: Sunday, 18 February, 2018 21:58 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    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. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India's last five T20Is:
     
    W, W, W, W, W 

  • 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. 

  • 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)

  • 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

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

  • After 19 overs,South Africa 169/8 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 7 , Junior Dala 2)

    Phehlukwayo edges a high full-toss from Bumrah that is adjudged a no-ball, with the ball running away to the third man fence at the same time. Bumrah keeps it tight for the remainder of the over, giving away just singles, with 10 coming off the over. Meanwhile, injured Indian player Kuldeep is sledging Shamsi in the dug-out, with the latter padded up to walk out next. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the first Indian pacer to take atleast a five-wicket haul in all three formats of international cricket.
     

     

  • FOUR! And it's also a no-ball due to height, as Phehlukwayo guides a high full toss towards the third man fence for a four, and he will also be facing the free-hit after this. SA 164/8

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Fiver for Bhuvi... India's MVP on this tour. 
     
     

  • Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack for the penultimate over of the innings, with Junior Dala the new batsman. SA need 45 off the last two overs. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Bowlers to take a 5-for against South Africa in T20Is:
     
    5/6 - Umar Gul, Centurion, 2013 
    5/19 - Ahsan Malik, Chittagong, 2014
    5/24 - BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR, Wanderers, 2018*

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    South Africa now falling like nine-pins... 23000-plus at the Wanderers today and predominantly Indian fans... they are erupting with every wicket here. 
     
     

  • After 18 overs,South Africa 159/8 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 0 , )

    Bhuvneshwar returns to the attack for his final over, and gets rid of Hendricks off his very first delivery, with the batsman getting a thick outside edge that lobs the ball high up in the air for a simple catch to Dhoni. Klaasen grabs a double off each of the next two deliveries, before holing out to Raina at long-on to depart for 16. Morris is the next man in, and is dismissed for a golden duck in a manner that is nearly identical to the dismissal of Klaasen. Wicket off the last wicket of the over, as Paterson runs himself out while coming back for a risky second run. Five runs and four wickets off the over, as Bhuvneshwar walks away with career-best figures  of 5/24, virtually ending the game in his last over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the second Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is. The first one was Yuzvendra Chahal.
     

     

  • OUT! It's a team-hat-trick as Paterson runs himself out off the first delivery that he faces, trying to come back for a risky second run, challenging himself against the pair of Pandya and Dhoni! SA 159/8

    Paterson run out (Pandya/Dhoni) 1(1)

  • OUT! A five-for for Bhuvneshwar — his first in T20Is! Morris walks out, and miscues the ball straight down the ground to offer Raina another catch, this one not as easy. Bhuvi's on a hat-trick as Morris walks back for a golden duck! SA 158/7

    Morris c Raina b Bhuvneshwar 0(1)

  • OUT! What a spell this has turned out to be for Bhuvneshwar, as Klaasen doesn't quite middle his slog to send the ball down Raina's throat at long-on. Bhuvneshwar's figures currently read 4/23 — his career-best! SA 158/6

    Klaasen c Raina b Bhuvneshwar 16(8)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most catches by wicket-keepers in T20 cricket:
     
    134 - MS DHONI*
    133 - Kumar Sangakkara 
    123 - Dinesh Karthik 

  • OUT! End of what was a class innings from Hendricks, as he gets a thick top-edge that sends the ball high up in the air over Dhoni, resulting in the simplest of catches! SA 154/5

    Hendricks c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 70(50)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to the attack in the 18th over, with South Africa needing another 50 to win off the last 18 deliveries. 

  • After 17 overs,South Africa 154/4 ( Reeza Hendricks 70 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 12)

    Pandya returns to the attack in the 17th over, and walks away after conceding a massive 15-run over, one that not only keeps the Proteas in the hunt, but also ends his quota on a disappointing note as he finishes with figures of 1/45. Klaasen joins the party now, as he smacks a six and a four off the last two deliveries of the over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    South Africa have lost only one match out of eight at New Wanderers Stadium in T20Is while chasing before today. 
     

     

  • FOUR! Now Klaasen makes room, and carves the ball over short third man to end the 17th over with a boundary! SA 154/4

  • SIX! Launched down the ground by Klaasen, getting his first big hit in the process! SA 150/4

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Virat Kohli has a left hip problem. Being monitored by physio. Team management says 'nothing serious'.
     
     

  • Hardik Pandya returns to the attack in the 17th over of the innings. South Africa need 65 to win from the last 24 balls. 

  • After 16 overs,South Africa 139/4 ( Reeza Hendricks 68 , Heinrich Klaasen (W) 1)

    Hendricks lofts the ball down the ground off the second delivery of the innings, collecting his seventh boundary in the process. Two singles collected off the next three deliveries, with new batsman Klaasen getting off the mark off the first delivery that he faces, Hendricks ends the over by picking out the gap between backward point and short third man to collect his eighth boundary. 

  • FOUR! Squeezed away Hendricks, picking the gap between backward point and short third man, ending the over by collecting his eighth boundary! SA 139/4

  • FOUR! Creamed over mid-off  by Hendricks off a full delivery from Bumrah! SA 133/4

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    81-run partnership is broken... brings Klaasen to the middle. Behardien has done his job and provided a platform. This is all about bang bang now! 
     
     

  • After 15 overs,South Africa 129/4 ( Reeza Hendricks 59 , )

    Chahal returns to the attack in the 15th over. Behardien heaves the ball towards deep midwicket for a single off the second delivery. Hendricks hits towards the same region, but a fumble by Pandya allows the batsman to come back for a second. Hendricks gets a thick outside edge that lobs the ball over backward point and away to the fence. Chahal finally gets a wicket off his last ball of the day, as Behardien mis-hits off the toe-end of his bat to get caught by Pandey at long-on. Eight runs and a wicket off the over, as Klaasen walks out to bat. 

  • OUT! Chahal finally breaks the 81-run fourth-wicket stand, as Behardien miscues off the toe-end of his bat while looking for a slog, with Pandey taking a simple catch at long-on! SA 129/4

    Behardien c Pandey b Chahal 39(27)

  • FOUR! Hendricks shuffles down the pitch, and gets a thick outside edge that lobs the ball over backward point, and away to the fence. SA 128/3

  • Virat Kohli has left the field for a while, and it seems Dhoni is in charge for now. Meanwhile, Chahal returns to the attack in the 15th over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Virat Kohli off the field at the moment... Rohit is in charge... 
     
     

  • After 14 overs,South Africa 121/3 ( Reeza Hendricks 52 , Farhaan Behardien 38)

    Bumrah returns to the attack, and is instantly greeted by Behardien with a flick towards the midwicket fence for a six. Single off the next ball. Perfect yorker to Hendricks off the third, with the batsman barely able to do anything about it. Interesting variations in pace from Bumrah in this over, as he keeps the batsmen guessing after the six, conceding just three more singles thereafter. 

  • SIX! Wonderful timing from Behardien, as he flicks a full delivery from Bumrah away to the midwicket fence! SA 118/3

  • Jasprit Bumrah returns to the attack in the 14th over of the innings, replacing Chahal after the leggie's 14-run over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Johannesburg

    Maiden half-century for Hendricks... South Africa still in this game. Soon, it will time to go big or go home though. Expect it to start shortly. 
     
     

  • After 13 overs,South Africa 112/3 ( Reeza Hendricks 51 , Farhaan Behardien 30)

    Behardien cuts the ball past backward point off the second delivery of the over to collect his third boundary. Collects a single off the fourth delivery to bring Hendricks back on strike. The opening batsman collects a double off each of the last two deliveries to bring up his maiden T20I fifty. Nine off the over. 

  • FIFTY for Reeza Hendricks — his first in international cricket — and he gets to the milestone with a double off the 37th delivery that he faces. SA 112/3

  • FOUR! Swatted away through the off-side by Behardien! Beats the fielder stationed at backward point! SA 107/3

  • Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack in the 13th over of the innings. 

  • After 12 overs,South Africa 103/3 ( Reeza Hendricks 47 , Farhaan Behardien 25)

    Behardien reverse-sweeps off the second delivery of the over, guiding the ball towards the third man fence. An under-pressure Chahal concedes a wide next ball. Brings Hendricks back with a single off the next delivery, with the opening batsman smacking back-to-back fours to bring up the 100 for the Proteas as well as the fifty-stand. 14 off the over. 

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: Feb 18, 2018







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