Commentry

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That's all we have from this game. Another lop-sided game, another win for India. Will the plot change? South African fans would definitely hope for that. The second T20I shall take place on February 21st in Centurion at 1800 local (1600 GMT). Do join us for that as well. We take your leave for now. Goodbye and cheers!

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Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says he tweaked his glute while batting and didn't want to risk it. So he preferred to move out of the field. Is really proud of the way his boys showed up today. Calls it a team batting performance as everyone chipped in. And then is out of words to describe Bhuvneshwar Kumar's effort with the ball. Isn't disappointed with the score that they got on the board as he felt they never let the run rate drop below 10 at any point. About this being a long tour, he replies saying the talks revolve around enjoying every bit of their stay there.

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Man of the Match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is really delighted to have picked up a 5-fer. Says he keeps it simple by bowling in good areas and mixing it up. States he saw what the hosts' bowlers did - took the pace off to make matters worse - and he did exactly that to reap the rewards. Reckons it's a special feeling when you perform well in tough situation.

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South Africa skipper, Jean-Paul Duminy is really disappointed with today's performance. Is happy to have pulled things back after the big Powerplay in the first innings. Lauds his bowlers for doing the job. Rues the dropped catches on the field and admits that they do cost you the games. Takes the blame on him and other senior players as they failed to take the responsibility.

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Lots of soul-searching to do for the hosts. Their bowlers bowled well in the death but the fact that they leaked too many upfront, asked too much on the part of the batters. Apart from Reeza Hendricks and Farhaan Behardien none of the batsmen got going and in the end, they suffered yet another shambolic defeat. Hang in as we have the presentation coming up for you...

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The run chase never took off to be honest. The Indian bowlers were right on the money and they dented the hosts by picking up two wickets inside the first five overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was just outstanding and impressed one and all by picking up his maiden 5-wicket haul in T20Is. The others chipped in with breakthroughs at regular intervals apart from Jasprit Bumrah, who remained wicket-less. But his acrobatic effort in the field should nullify that.

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India continue to dominate proceedings in the colored clothing. They have yet again outclassed the Proteas in all the facets of the game. Firstly, they were put into bat and they scaled a huge total of 203 on the board. It was Dhawan who anchored the innings with useful contributions from the rest. At the halfway stage, given the nature of the surface, it seemed like the Indians are at least 15-20 runs short but... it proved to be too much in the end.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Tabraiz Shamsi

That's it! India win by 28 runs to go 1-0 up! Unadkat bowls a slower short ball outside off, Tabraiz Shamsi looks to pull but doesn't connect.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Tabraiz Shamsi

Slower delivery on off, Shamsi swings and misses.

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Tabriaz Shamsi is the last man in.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Andile Phehlukwayo

OUT! Unadkat has one to his name as well. Hurls a cutter, wider outside off, Andile Phehlukwayo swings hard across the line but gets a top edge towards point where Chahal takes a sitter. Can India bowl South Africa out?

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Jaydev Unadkat to Andile Phehlukwayo

Shortish ball on middle and off, Phehlukwayo pulls it through mid-wicket and gets two to his name.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Andile Phehlukwayo

Waits for the slower one to come to him and when it comes he looks to go hard at it. Gets a bottom edge on the bounce to Dhoni.

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Jaydev Unadkat to Andile Phehlukwayo

FOUR! A boundary to begin the final over. Very full on off, Phehlukwayo tries to dig it out but gets an edge down to third man.

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35 needed off the final 6 balls. South Africa need to do a Yuvraj Singh here. Jaydev Unadkat to bowl the last over.

18.6
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Jasprit Bumrah to Junior Dala

Was that a catch? Fuller in length, Dala brings his bat down at the right time. He squeezes it out towards point where Rohit dives to his left to stop it.

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Jasprit Bumrah to Andile Phehlukwayo

Andile drills it through mid off for a single.

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Jasprit Bumrah to Junior Dala

The batsman gets a leading edge on that one. One run added to the total.

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Jasprit Bumrah to Andile Phehlukwayo

Fullish in length, driven through cover for one.

18.2
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Jasprit Bumrah to Junior Dala

Length delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for a single.

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