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IND vs SA, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
211/4 (20.0/20)
212/3 (19.1/20)
South Africa beat India by 7 wickets
Right then, the first game of the five-match T20I series is done and the visitors have the early lead. Still, a long way to go but the next game is pretty important as one team will have the chance to get closer to the series win while the other can level the series. The 2nd T20I will be played on Sunday, the 12th of June at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. That match will begin at 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us then. Take care and goodbye!
David Miller (64* off 31 balls) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning innings! Miller says he has been working hard the last 4-5 years and understands the game well now. Adds that the chat was to hang in there, he was hitting well while Rassie was struggling so they tried to limit the dots and hit the loose balls. Shares that he has been around for quite some time and it gives him good confidence now. Mentions that wherever the team wants him to bat, he is happy to help and make a difference.
Temba Bavuma, captain of South Africa says that they expected the wicket to get better at night and it did happen. Adds that the way Ishan Kishan batted, he made it look very easy and put their spinners under pressure and with the left-hand, right-hand combination it was difficult to bowl at them. Goes on to applaud Rassie and Miller for their efforts and mentions that they need to execute their plans a bit better while bowling and it may seem overly critical but that's what makes a difference. Says that Miller is a powerhouse and Rassie is a different player, he backs himself to hit the ball well after taking a bit of time and is happy with their efforts. Ends by saying that yes it is hot but it's about preparing for the game.
Indian skipper, Rishabh Pant says that they had enough runs on the board but feels that they were off the ball and says David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen played brilliantly. Feels that the wicket got better in the second half and tells next time they will do better to execute their plans with the ball.
Presentation ceremony...
Man of the moment, Rassie van der Dussen is up for a quick chat. He says he feels good, they had a good preparation. Adds the wicket was sticky but David Miller helped him a lot. Adds that he was a few boundaries away, the intent was clear and he just needed to hit a few out of the middle to get away. He sometimes take 30-40 balls and that is his gameplan that has worked for him in the last few years,and the management trust him as well. Informs Avesh Khan put him under a lot of pressure but Miller helped him from the other end. Shares that they had clear instructions and Dwaine Pretorius gave a great start. The key was not to panic and hang in there. Ends by saying, sometimes the strangest things that make a difference, seems like the game turned when he changed his bat.
Earlier in the game, India were inserted into bat and after a quick-fire start, Ishan Kishan went on to score big to lay down the foundation for a big total. Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and especially Hardik Pandya played blistering cameos to take the final total to 211. The South African spinners were mostly inefficient but Keshav Maharaj did bowl well and picked up an important wicket. The pacers too had a mixed day but were good in patches of the game. The visitors need to go hard from the start to chase down the score and Dwaine Pretorius gave them the best start possible even after losing a wicket early in the Powerplay. After a sedate start, Rassie van der Dussen was able to change the momentum of his innings and along with David Miller made the chase look pretty straightforward in the end. Let's now head over for a few interviews...
At the halfway mark, Ishan Kishan mentioned that 150 might have been a par score on this pitch and India would have been confident of defending the total. But given the dimensions of the ground and how the game works nowadays, no total is big enough and the Indian bowlers learned it the hard way. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was very good inside the Powerplay but whoever came on got hit. It was then Harshal Patel who turned the tide with the wicket of Dwaine Pretorius and after that Axar Patel and the others were able to keep a lid on the runs. Avesh Khan was expensive in his first over but bowled well when he came back on. Bhuvi and Harshal just didn't have an answer at the death for the well-set batters and Shreyas Iyer's dropped catch of Rassie when he was going nowhere might have been the turning point.
The visitors have had a night to remember here in Delhi. With 212 needed to win, no one would have expected that they would be able to chase it down. But they had the experience and it showed in the most important moments of the game. After a quick start, skipper Temba Bavuma fell early. Dwaine Pretorius was sent in as a pinch-hitter and it worked wonders for South Africa inside the Powerplay. Once he was dismissed though, Quinton de Kock too fell. Rassie van der Dussen wasn't able to get going at all but David Miller did get a good start at the other end which just kept the visitors in the game. Rassie van der Dussen came alive though when it mattered the most and just smoked the bowlers to all parts in the last few overs. Both batters surpassed their individual fifties and put on a mammoth partnership of 131 runs to win the match for their team.
Sensational, sensational stuff from South Africa and there will be no lucky 13 for India as they fall short of the record! The visitors have pulled off a miraculous chase and have gone 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series. The crowd inside the stadium and the Indian team have been stunned.
End Of The Over 19.1 : 212/3
4 Runs
  • 419.1
Rassie van der
75 (46)
D. Miller
64 (31)
Y. Chahal
2.1-0-26-0
19.1
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen, what a brilliant innings this has been! Tossed up, full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-hits it over point and for a boundary. South Africa win by 7 wickets.
Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl the final over. Can he defend 3 runs?
End Of The Over 19 : 208/3
8 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 2 LB18.4
  • 418.5
  • 118.6
Rassie van der
71 (45)
D. Miller
64 (31)
H. Patel
4-0-43-1
18.6
1
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
This is full and on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it to short fine leg. There is a yes and no for a single and Miller was already halfway mark. Rassie van der Dussen was running to the danger area but luckily for him, the throw was well wide and Rassie comes back safely inside the crease. 4 needed now.
18.5
4
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Streaky boundary but it might just be the final nail in the Indian coffin! A well-directed short ball around off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to pull but is late on it. The ball goes off the gloves and beats short third man, running away to the boundary.
18.4
lb
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
TWO LEG BYES! NOT OUT! Patel serves a low dipping full toss on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen steps down and across to slog-sweep it but misses and gets rapped on the pads. An appeal for LBW but nothing given. Patel convinces Pant to take it upstairs and Ball Tracking shows the batter came well out and also the impact was outside off.
A huge, huge appeal from the bowler for lbw but the umpire remains unmoved. At this stage, Rishabh Pant just has to go for the review and does just that. The third umpire checks UltraEdge first and there's no spike on it. The impact is deemed as umpire's call, just outside off and beyond 2 meters as well. So, the on-field decision stands and South Africa can breathe a sigh of relief.
18.3
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
This is full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen skips down and swings across but fails to connect.
18.2
1
Harshal Patel To David Miller
On the pads, whipped to deep square leg for a single.
18.1
0
Harshal Patel To David Miller
Too full and on off. Miller jams it out back to Patel.
End Of The Over 18 : 200/3
22 Runs
  • 617.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 617.4
  • 417.5
  • 417.6
Rassie van der
66 (41)
D. Miller
63 (29)
B. Kumar
4-0-43-1
17.6
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR MORE! A length ball, angling across, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen again looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge and it goes past the diving keeper to third man for a boundary. 12 needed now.
17.5
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen steps out early. Kumar serves a gentle length ball, outside off. Rassie looks to cut but gets an outside edge over point for a boundary.
A bit of a delay here as Rassie van der Dussen calls for a drink and the 12th man rushes out with a bit of hydration. It is warm out there for sure.
17.4
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! Rassie van der Dussen has come alive, late but in just time! The stand is now 111! This is full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen stays back and pummels it over cow corner for a biggie. Given his score now, no one will believe how badly he was struggling in the early phase. 20 needed in 14 balls.
17.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
Outside off, on a length. Miller strokes it to cover for a sharp single.
17.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
On a length and outside off. Miller mistimes his punch to cover.
17.2
wd
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
Wide! Kumar stays away from the arc and serves it way outside off. Miller slashes and misses. Rishabh Pant collects and appeals and takes the review after getting a no from the umpire. Pant is having a chat with Miller and goes back to his position as the replay shows there was nothing on the UltraEdge.
17.1
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
SIX! KILLER MILLER! What an innings this is from him! This is full and on off, in the slot for Miller and he punishes it straightaway. Hits it over long on for a biggie. Now, pressure straight back on Bhuvi.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-0-21-3) to bowl out here. Also, the innings timer shows that India are one over behind and they have to get a move on to get the overs completed in regulation time.
End Of The Over 17 : 178/3
22 Runs
  • 616.1
  • 616.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 616.5
  • 016.6
Rassie van der
52 (38)
D. Miller
56 (26)
H. Patel
3-0-37-1
16.6
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Excellent delivery but 22 have come off the over! A yorker, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen fails to jam it out. 34 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
6
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! Out off the middle! Fifty for Rassie van der Dussen! From struggling once and getting a life once, he has stepped to the occasion! Short in length, slower and on off. Rassie van der Dussen steps across and pulls it hard over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
16.4
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Dot balls are gold right now for India! Length ball, slower and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to pull across but misses.
16.3
4
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! 16 off the first three! Just what South Africa wanted! Short of a length and on middle, slower but Rassie van der Dussen reads it quickly and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
16.2
6
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! Two in a row for Rassie van der Dussen! He knows how to be a hero from zero! A full toss again, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen will any day smash this out of the park as he hits this one behind square on the leg side.
16.1
6
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! Well, for now, the drop catch is proving costly! Patel comes 'round the wicket and serves a full toss, across off stump. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across and swings hard and connects well to hit over cow corner for a biggie.
Harshal Patel (2-0-15-1) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 16 : 156/3
8 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 1 LB15.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
D. Miller
56 (26)
Rassie van der
30 (32)
A. Khan
4-0-35-0
15.6
0
Avesh Khan To David Miller
A widish yorker, way outside off. Miller leaves it alone. That was well inside the tramline.
15.5
4
Avesh Khan To David Miller
FOUR! While one side Rassie van der Dussen is struggling badly, David Miller is keeping his team in the race! On a length and on off. Miller hangs back and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
15.4
lb
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Leg bye! A yorker tailing on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen fails to tuck it away and it goes off the pads and to fine leg for a leg bye. Khan appeals but that was clearly going down.
15.3
1
Avesh Khan To David Miller
Length ball, on off. Miller tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.2
1
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Dropped! Shreyas Iyer of all the people drops a dolly! Bangs a slower ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it but straight to deep mid-wicket where Shreyas Iyer doesn't move an inch but drops a sitter. Could this be a blessing in disguise for India?
15.1
1
Avesh Khan To David Miller
A low full toss, outside off, pushed to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 148/3
14 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 414.3
  • 614.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
D. Miller
50 (22)
Rassie van der
29 (30)
B. Kumar
3-0-21-1
14.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
Short again, slower and over middle. David Miller pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and collects a single. Miller brings up a wonderful FIFTY as well but he will know that his job isn't done yet. 64 needed off 30 balls.
14.5
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
This is banged in short and over leg, Miller pulls it down towards deep mid-wicket and calls for two straightaway. He gets it with ease.
14.4
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
SIX! This is prime David Miller! Fullish delivery, outside off. Miller holds his shape and just times it exceptionally all the way over the extra cover fence for a biggie.
14.3
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
FOUR! Length again, it's the slower one as well and this time David Miller has picked it. Miller hangs back and clubs it away between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
14.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To David Miller
Swing and a miss! Slower again, fuller and very close to the off pole. David Miller has a swipe across the line but gets undone by the lack of pace.
14.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Rassie van der Dussen
Slower delivery, bowled into the pitch and around off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 134/3
9 Runs
  • 1 WD13.1
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 5 NB13.6
  • 113.6
Rassie van der
28 (29)
D. Miller
37 (17)
A. Khan
3-0-28-0
13.6
1
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
The Free Hit doesn't cost Avesh Khan much. Nails the yorker on middle and leg, Rassie van der Dussen flicks it towards deep square leg for one. 78 needed off 36 balls.
13.6
nb
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
NO BALL AND FOUR! For once Avesh Khan misses his length and Rassie van der Dussen is able to get one away. Overpitched on off, Rassie gets low and hammers it back over the bowler's head for a boundary. A no ball is called for overstepping and  Free Hit will follow...
13.5
1
Avesh Khan To David Miller
Full and on off, drilled to the right of the bowler towards long off for just another single. Just three off the over with a ball remaining.
13.4
1
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Avesh Khan has nailed the fourth yorker in a row here, around off. Nothing much Rassie van der Dussen can do about it as he drives it straight towards mid off. The batters scamper through as Hardik Pandya fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end.
Change of bat for Rassie van der Dussen. The yorker has broken the bat.
13.3
0
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Three dots in a row and Rassie van der Dussen just needs to calm his nerves here or he could be the one who lets his side down. Full again, around off. This is driven without any timing towards mid off. Rassie has broken his bat as well and maybe the change of bat might change his fortune.
13.2
0
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen is under immense pressure here and just can't get it away. Full and wide, driven straight towards extra cover.
13.1
0
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Very full and around off, Rassie van der Dussen looks to walk towards the bowler and play the on drive but misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.1
wd
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
WIDE! Fuller and just angling down leg, Rassie van der Dussen misses the flick and a wide is called.
End Of The Over 13 : 125/3
19 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 412.4
  • 612.5
  • 612.6
D. Miller
36 (16)
Rassie van der
22 (23)
A. Patel
4-0-40-1
12.6
6
Axar Patel To David Miller
SIX! Back-to-back biggies and David Miller is keeping his side well and truly alive in this contest. On middle, Miller slogs it high and handsome over the cow corner fence. 87 needed now off 42 balls.
12.5
6
Axar Patel To David Miller
SIX! Easy power from David Miller and that is a monster hit! Tossed up outside off, Miller advances and just plays a lofted extra cover drive that has gone miles over the boundary.
12.4
4
Axar Patel To David Miller
FOUR! Quicker and shorter, around off. David Miller stays back and cuts it hard into the cover-point fence.
12.3
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Smart bowling from Axar Patel just not giving any opportunity to Rassie van der Dussen to free his arms. Flatter and on middle, van der Dussen works it through mid-wicket for one.
12.2
1
Axar Patel To David Miller
Very full and angled into leg stump, Miller flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
12.1
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Still can't get it away Rassie van der Dussen. Flatter and outside off, tapped towards extra cover for a quick single.
End Of The Over 12 : 106/3
14 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 411.5
  • 611.6
D. Miller
19 (12)
Rassie van der
20 (21)
H. Patel
2-0-15-1
11.6
6
Harshal Patel To David Miller
SIX! David Miller finishes the over with a big hit. This is angled into the hips of Miller who just picks it up and dispatches it over the backward square leg fence for a maximum. 106 needed now off 48 balls.
11.5
4
Harshal Patel To David Miller
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for South Africa and the 100 is up. Full and outside off, Miller backs away and squeezes it in between backward point and short third man for a boundary.
11.4
1
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Slower delivery, angled into the pads. Rassie van der Dussen backs away and works it through mid-wicket for one more.
11.3
1
Harshal Patel To David Miller
Opportunity missed! A juicy full toss, outside off. David Miller slaps it straight to the man at extra cover for a run. A few inches on either side and that would have been a boundary.
11.2
1
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Good stop and Hardik Pandya saves a certain boundary. Back of a length, punched off the back foot to the left of mid off but Pandya is able to cut it off. Just another single.
11.1
1
Harshal Patel To David Miller
Fullish delivery, angling into middle and leg. Miller drives it through wide mid on and picks up a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 92/3
6 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
D. Miller
7 (8)
Rassie van der
18 (19)
A. Patel
3-0-21-1
10.6
1
Axar Patel To David Miller
Six singles from the over and it's another tidy over from Axar Patel. On off, knocked down to long on for one. 120 needed now off 54 balls.
10.5
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
On middle, Rassie van der Dussen steps down the track, looking to go big down the ground but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket. Just a single.
10.4
1
Axar Patel To David Miller
India won't mind the singles at all. Quicker one, on off. Miller lofts it off the back foot towards long off for a run.
10.3
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Flatter again, on off. Rassie van der Dussen backs away and slaps it towards deep cover for one more.
10.2
1
Axar Patel To David Miller
Flatter delivery, well outside off. Miller waits for it and punches it off the back foot through covers. The batters look for two but have to settle with just the single.
10.1
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Axar Patel sees Rassie van der Dussen advancing and floats it up down the leg side. Van der Dussen is able to clip it away past square leg for a single.
DRINKS! South Africa require 126 off 60 balls and it's a tough ask for them at the moment. Since the Powerplay, the Indian bowlers have been able to keep a lid on the boundaries and are currently on top of proceedings. Rassie van der Dussen has seen quite a few deliveries and will soon have to go hard but certainly, David Miller holds the key for South Africa if they are to win this one. Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been brilliant but the former has injured his bowling hand. How much will that impact the game, we shall find out soon.
End Of The Over 10 : 86/3
4 Runs
  • 29.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
D. Miller
4 (5)
Rassie van der
15 (16)
A. Khan
2-0-19-0
9.6
0
Avesh Khan To David Miller
On a length, outside off, angling in. Miller takes a couple of steps down and looks to push but gets beaten on the outside edge. Good comeback from Avesh Khan after going for 15 in his first.
9.5
1
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Keeps the same length does Avesh and Rassie van der Dussen slaps it to sweeper cover for one.
9.4
0
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
Short in length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to slash off the back foot but misses.
9.3
0
Avesh Khan To Rassie van der Dussen
On a length and just outside off. Rassie van der Dussen hits it back to the bowler. Rassie van der Dussen needs to hit the gas now. Too many dot balls by him.
9.2
1
Avesh Khan To David Miller
Around off, fuller, pushed through covers for a single.
9.1
2
Avesh Khan To David Miller
Length and outside off. Miller punches it to cover where Iyer leaps and does well to get a hand to it. Saves crucial runs for his team. Two runs.
End Of The Over 9 : 82/3
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 68.2
  • 18.3
  • W8.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
D. Miller
1 (2)
Rassie van der
14 (13)
A. Patel
2-0-15-1
8.6
1
Axar Patel To David Miller
A single to end the over as Miller forces it to long on.
8.5
0
Axar Patel To David Miller
Tossed up, on off. Miller plays it back to Patel.
David Miller is the new man in.
8.4
W
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The pressure was building and Quinton de Kock tries to go big on this occasion but holes one out. Good bowling from Patel! Serves a slow, flighted full ball on off. Quinton de Kock tries to slog-sweep but does not get much elevation. Hits it flat and Ishan Kishan at deep square leg adjusts himself nicely to catch it. 131 needed in 68 balls.
8.3
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
On middle, pushed to long off for a single.
8.2
6
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
SIX! BANG! Much needed! A freebie, full toss on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it over square leg for a biggie. Flat six.
8.1
1
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock
Dropped! But that was smashed really hard! Shorter and outside off. Quinton de Kock hammers it back to Patel who gets his right hand out and gets finger-tips to it. The ball deflects to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 73/2
6 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
de Kock
21 (16)
Rassie van der
7 (11)
Y. Chahal
2-0-22-0
7.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Quinton de Kock
Just a single then! Yet another good over for India! South Africa need to up things now! Flatter and on middle. Quinton de Kock tucks it to the vacant mid-wicket region and calls for two. Yuzvendra Chahal runs across and does really well to keep it down to one.
7.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
On middle, fuller and quicker, drilled down to long on for one.
7.4
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
FOUR! Welcome boundary. Shorter, on middle, it lands and spins away. Rassie van der Dussen slaps it to deep cover for a boundary.
7.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
Again finds the fielder! Pressure on Rassie van der Dussen! Around off, this is hit to cover.
7.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
Shorter and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen strokes it straight to cover.
7.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Rassie van der Dussen
Flatter and around off. Rassie van der Dussen plays it with inner half back to the bowler.
Yuzvendra Chahal (1-0-16-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 7 : 67/2
6 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 26.6
de Kock
20 (15)
Rassie van der
2 (6)
A. Patel
1-0-6-0
6.6
2
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock
Two runs to end the over! Good two overs for India and for South Africa, the required rate is slightly ascending. Short and outside off, slapped to deep cover for a couple.
6.5
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
A single! Tossed up, on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-hits to deep point for a single.
6.4
1
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up, on middle. De Kock flicks it with gentle hands to mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
0
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock
Very full from Patel, outside off. De Kock carves it straight to point.
6.2
1
Axar Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
An arm ball, on middle, eased down to long off for a single.
6.1
1
Axar Patel To Quinton de Kock
Flatter and on off. De Kock shuffles and tucks it to square leg for a single.
Axar Patel comes in to replace Hardik Pandya. Also, it is seen that Harshal Patel is off the field and is receiving some treatment from the physio. He seems to have a split webbing on his bowling hand and it is an injury we see a lot of bowlers having. Hopefully, he will be back on the field soon.
End Of The Over 6 : 61/2
1 Runs
  • 15.1
  • W5.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Rassie van der
0 (4)
de Kock
16 (11)
H. Patel
1-0-1-1
5.6
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Another dot and a successful over from Patel! A run and a wicket off it. Length ball, on middle, nips back in. Rassie van der Dussen looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. South Africa end the Powerplay on 61/2. 151 needed in 84 balls.
5.5
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on off, played back to the bowler. What an over this is turning out to be!
5.4
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Full and on off, flicked to mid-wicket.
5.3
0
Harshal Patel To Rassie van der Dussen
Length ball, outside off, it is knocked to the left of backward point.
Rassie van der Dussen is in at number 4.
5.2
W
Harshal Patel To Dwaine Pretorius OUT!
OUT! BOWLED 'EM! It felt like the ball came after an eternity to Dwaine Pretorius and he misses out completely. Harshal Patel comes up with his go-to slower delivery, a full toss, around off. Dwaine Pretorius fails to read the off-pace delivery and swings across too early. He misses and the ball hits the off pole. Dwaine Pretorius goes after a quick cameo.
5.1
1
Harshal Patel To Quinton de Kock
On a length and outside off. De Kock drops it to backward point for a single.
Harshal Patel to bowl now.
End Of The Over 5 : 60/1
18 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 64.3
  • 04.4
  • 64.5
  • 04.6
D. Pretorius
29 (12)
de Kock
15 (10)
H. Pandya
1-0-18-0
4.6
0
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
A bit of frustration being shown here as Pandya bangs in a spicy bouncer over middle. Pretorius tries to get some bat on it but the ball just zips through. South Africa off to a flier here!
4.5
6
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
SIX! This is poor bowling from Pandya but Dwaine Pretorius won't mind it at all. Another length ball angled into leg stump. Dwaine Pretorius has a swipe across the line and connects well, the ball travels over the square leg fence for a mximum. 18 already off the over!
4.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
Better from Pandya! Slower and the line this time is outside off. Pretorius swings and misses.
4.3
6
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
SIX! WOW! 50 up for South Africa in almost double-quick time! Length again from Pandya in the swinging arc of Pretorius and Pretorius has smoked it a long way over the mid-wicket fence.
4.2
6
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
SIX! South Africa keeping up with the required rate here. Length again, angled onto the hips. Dwaine Pretorius swings at it and connects this time as the ball flies over the fine leg fence.
4.1
0
Hardik Pandya To Dwaine Pretorius
On a good length, outside off. The ball zips through as Dwaine Pretorius has a wild swing at it.
Change from both ends. Hardik Pandya to bowl now.
End Of The Over 4 : 42/1
16 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 63.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 43.6
de Kock
15 (10)
D. Pretorius
11 (6)
Y. Chahal
1-0-16-0
3.6
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Quinton de Kock and 16 runs come off the over! Short, around middle and leg, de Kock pulls it powerfully in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
3.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Quinton de Kock sweeps and does so aerially to beat the man. On middle, de Kock sweeps it over the man at backward square leg for a boundary.
3.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Quinton de Kock
This is pushed through quicker on leg stump, de Kock nudges it towards mid-wicket.
3.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Dwaine Pretorius
Chahal immediately shortens his length and bowls it around off. The ball turns away as Pretorius pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
3.2
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Dwaine Pretorius
SIX! This is what Dwaine Pretorius has been sent in to do! Tossed up on leg stump, Pretorius gets low and slogs it high and handsome over the wide long on fence for a huge hit.
3.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Quinton de Kock
Good start from Chahal. On a length, around middle and it's the wrong 'un. De Kock gets a leading edge as he tries to work it leg side. The ball rolls towards cover-point as the batters race through for a quick single.
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 26/1
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • W2.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
D. Pretorius
4 (4)
de Kock
6 (6)
B. Kumar
2-0-7-1
2.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Dwaine Pretorius
A dot ball to end a successful over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just 4 runs and a wicket off it. Slower delivery, on a good length and around off. Pretorius dabs it down towards backward point.
2.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Dwaine Pretorius
This is pushed a bit wider and Pretorius just pushes it towards cover.
2.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Dwaine Pretorius
FOUR! Nicely played! length again, around off. Dwaine Pretorius plays a back-foot punch drive past point and gets off the mark with a boundary.
2.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Dwaine Pretorius
Length, around the top of middle and just nipping in a touch. Dwaine Pretorius looks to flick it off the back foot but gets pinged high on the pads. A stifled appeal from Bhuvi but just a bit too high.
Dwaine Pretorius is the new man in.
2.2
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Temba Bavuma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Indecisive from Temba Bavuma and he has to depart. It's the outswinger this time from Bhuvi, on a nagging length and outside off. Bavuma prods forward and doesn't drive at it, rather just has a poke at it. The ball takes the outside edge and Rishabh Pant takes a good catch diving forward. The catch is being checked though and there's a clear spike on UltraEdge and there's no problem with it bouncing in front of Pant, so Bavuma has to walk back and South Africa lose their first wicket.
2.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Temba Bavuma
On a length, angling into middle stump. Bavuma defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 2 : 22/0
15 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 2 WD1.3
  • 41.3
  • 41.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
de Kock
6 (6)
T. Bavuma
10 (6)
A. Khan
1-0-15-0
1.6
4
Avesh Khan To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Short of a length and there's width on offer. Quinton de Kock flails at it and gets it over backward point for yet another boundary. 15 off Avesh's first over and South Africa are off to a good start here.
1.5
1
Avesh Khan To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, on middle. Bavuma turns it towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.4
4
Avesh Khan To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Cheeky but effective! Fuller and on off, Bavuma shuffles right across the stumps and ramps it fine of the fielder at short fine leg for another boundary.
1.3
4
Avesh Khan To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Nonchalant from Temba Bavuma! Length ball, on off. Bavuma gets low and with just a flick of the wrist gets it over square leg for a boundary. The first one off the bat in this innings.
1.3
wd
Avesh Khan To Quinton de Kock
TWO WIDES! Oh, that one flew off the surface! Banged in short and down leg, de Kock misses the pull and Pant fails to collect it cleanly. The batters sneak in a single as well.
1.2
0
Avesh Khan To Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock can't find the gap! A bit short and wide, there to be hit. De Kock taps it sweetly but straight to the man at cover-point.
1.1
0
Avesh Khan To Quinton de Kock
Avesh Khan starts off with a fullish delivery on off. The ball just shapes back in a touch as de Kock pats it back to the bowler.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Avesh Khan.
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 4 LB0.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
de Kock
2 (3)
T. Bavuma
1 (3)
B. Kumar
1-0-3-0
0.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Quinton de Kock
A single to end the first over and 7 runs come off it. Around the top of off, de Kock hangs back and just taps it towards point for a quick single.
0.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Temba Bavuma
A tad shorter and around the pads, Bavuma flicks it off his hips towards deep square leg and gets off the mark with a single.
0.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Temba Bavuma
Another big inswinger from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, swinging in from the off stump. Bavuma misses and gets hit on the pads. Bhuvi appeals but it's probably swinging down leg.
0.3
lb
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Temba Bavuma
FOUR LEG BYES! Big inswinger from Bhuvi and it's baffled everyone! Length ball, around off and this one swings back in a mile. Temba Bavuma gets hit on the back leg and the ball goes in between the keeper and first slip for a boundary.
0.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Quinton de Kock
Good running! Around off, played with soft hands onto the off side and Quinton de Kock races through for a quick single. South Africa are up and running here.
0.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Quinton de Kock
Good shot for no run! Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts off with a regulation length ball outside off. Quinton de Kock drives it sweetly but straight to the man at cover.
Match Info
  • Venue Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss South Africawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat India by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match David Miller
  • Umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND), Nitin Menon (IND) and Virender Sharma (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 211/4 in 20.0 overs
  • India 202/3 in 19.0 overs
  • India 150/2 in 15.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (12.5 ovs): I Kishan against SA (LBW) Successful (IND: 2, SA: 2)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 54 off 27 balls between I Kishan (26) and S Iyer (26)
  • I Kishan 3rd T20I fifty: 52 runs in 37 balls (9x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: India 102/1 in 10.0 overs
  • India 100/1 in 9.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 51/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 35 balls between I Kishan (26) and R Gaikwad (17)
  • India 51/0 in 5.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (18.4 ovs): IND against van der Dussen (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SA: 2) (Retained)
  • South Africa 200/3 in 18.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 103 off 52 balls between van der Dussen (38) and D Miller (62)
  • Referral 1 (17.1 ovs): IND against D Miller (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 1, SA: 2)
  • van der Dussen 7th T20I fifty: 52 runs in 37 balls (3x4) (4x6)
  • South Africa 150/3 in 15.2 overs
  • D Miller 5th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 22 balls (3x4) (4x6)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 52 off 32 balls between van der Dussen (13) and D Miller (37)
  • South Africa 100/3 in 11.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 86/3 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): South Africa 61/2
  • South Africa 54/1 in 4.3 overs
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Ishan Kishan IND20641.20
Heinrich Klaasen SA11839.33
Hardik Pandya IND11758.50
Rassie van der Dussen SA9732.33
David Miller SA9648.00
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Harshal Patel IND77.23
Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND66.07
Yuzvendra Chahal IND68.18
Dwaine Pretorius SA59.66
Lungi Ngidi SA45.77
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