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IND151/3(19.0ov)SA149/5(20.0ov)

India beat South Africa by 7 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Virat Kohli

18.6Fortuin to Iyer

4
FOUR! Game over! India win by 7 wickets. Fuller ball on middle, Iyer hammers this down the ground and beats the long on fielder. A superb run chase from the Indians to go 1-0 up in the series.

18.5Fortuin to Kohli

1
Flatter one around the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for a single.

18.4Fortuin to Kohli

6
SIX! That should seal the game. On middle and leg, Kohli dances down the track and lifts this over the long on fence for a maximum. Just having some fun it seems is the Indian skipper. With the six, Virat Kohli has become leading run scorer in the T20 internationals.

18.3Fortuin to Iyer

1
Fuller one on middle, Iyer goes back to hammer it over the long on fence but the ball takes an inside edge and rolls towards short fine leg and the batters take a run.

18.2Fortuin to Kohli

1
Flatter one on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single by Kohli.

18.1Fortuin to Kohli

0
Flatter one on off, Kohli pushes it back to the bowler. A dot ball.

17.6Rabada to Iyer

0
Back of a length ball outside off, Iyer looks to work it over the slip cordon but misses. 12 runs off 12 balls needed.

17.5Rabada to Iyer

0
Outside off, tapped towards point.

17.4Rabada to Kohli

1
Back of a length ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

17.3Rabada to Kohli

0
Shortish ball around off, Kohli punches it to the covers.

17.2Rabada to Kohli

0
Length ball outside off, Kohli looks to guide it towards third man but gets a bottom edge to the keeper.

17.1Rabada to Kohli

6
SIX! On the pads, Kohli flicks it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Rabada's first ball to him and Kohli has hammered him for a six.

16.6Phehlukwayo to Kohli

1
Slower one on the middle stump line, Kohli works it towards deep mid-wicket and calls for a couple straightaway. But Iyer is slow in return and the two can't be taken. Kohli is livid.

16.5Phehlukwayo to Kohli

0
Fuller ball around off, Kohli drives well but finds the cover fielder.

16.4Phehlukwayo to Iyer

1
Shortish ball around off, Iyer guides it towards third man for a single.

16.3Phehlukwayo to Kohli

1
On middle, tucked towards mid on for a single.

16.2Phehlukwayo to Kohli

4
FOUR! Through point this time. Short ball outside off, Kohli rocks back and crunches the square cut. The ball races to the deep point fence.

16.1Phehlukwayo to Kohli

4
FOUR! Imperious from the skipper! Another half century from the Indian skipper. He just relishes during the run chases and he is proving that again. He loves Mohali, doesn't he. Good length ball outside off, Kohli makes room and punches it through the covers for a boundary. A top shot to get to his half century.

15.6Fortuin to Kohli

1
Outside off, pushed towards mid off for a single.

15.5Fortuin to Iyer

1
Flatter around middle, Iyer comes down the track but mistimes the drive past the bowler for a single.

15.4Fortuin to Iyer

0
Quicker one on middle, Iyer flicks but finds mid-wicket.

15.3Fortuin to Kohli

1
Fuller one on middle, Kohli again beats the bowler to his right for a single.

15.2Fortuin to Iyer

1
Fuller one on the pads, worked towards mid on for a single.

15.1Fortuin to Kohli

1
Fuller ball around off, Kohli drives it right of the bowler for a single.

14.6Nortje to Iyer

0
Bouncer around off to finish the over. Iyer ducks under it.

14.5Nortje to Kohli

1
On the pads, Kohli works it off his toes through square leg for an easy single.

14.4Nortje to Kohli

2
Outside off this time, Kohli punches it off the back foot towards deep point for a couple.

14.3Nortje to Iyer

1
Good length ball around off, Iyer rocks back and cuts it towards deep point for a single.

14.2Nortje to Iyer

4
FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Iyer attempts to defend but gets an outside edge towards the third man for a boundary. He did look to play it in that region but not that fine.

14.1Nortje to Iyer

2
The batsman drives this through the covers. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs

13.6Fortuin to Iyer

1
Good length around off, Iyer pushes it towards cover for a single.

13.5Fortuin to Iyer

0
On the pads, worked towards mid-wicket.

13.4Fortuin to Pant

W
OUT! Pant departs! Poor shot selection? That was a poor ball, he could've hammered it anywhere on the leg side but all he can do is find the short fine leg fielder. It was a dragged down delivery down the leg side, Pant goes back to pull but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes straight to Shamsi at short fine leg. Maiden T20I wicket for Fortuin. Maybe not the kind of delivery he would've wanted a wicket but he will take it.

13.3Fortuin to Pant

2
Around middle, Pant pushes it gently towards mid-wicket and hares back for two. Brilliant running.

13.2Fortuin to Kohli

1
On the pads this time, Kohli works it towards square leg for a single.

13.1Fortuin to Kohli

0
Tossed up around off, pushed towards cover.

12.6Nortje to Kohli

1
Fuller ball around off, Kohli jams it towards point for a single.

12.5Nortje to Pant

1LB
LEG BYE! Good length delivery on the pads, Pant looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye.

12.4Nortje to Kohli

1
Full delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it towards the leg side for a single.

12.3Nortje to Pant

1
OHH! Good length delivery on middle, Pant flicks it to square leg and takes off for a quick single. Bavuma at square leg has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. It would have been curtains for Pant there if the ball had gone onto hit the stumps. Poor running.

12.2Nortje to Kohli

1
Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli guides it to third man for a single.

12.1Nortje to Kohli

0
Full delivery outside off, Kohli drives but straight towards cover.

11.6Shamsi to Kohli

1
Floated ball on middle, Kohli flicks it towards the leg side for a single. A successful over comes to an end.

11.5Shamsi to Pant

1
Full toss on middle, Pant drives this to long on and gets off the mark with a single.

11.4Shamsi to Dhawan

W
OUT! David Miller, you beauty! What a blinder from Killer Miller. He throws himself to his right and plucks the ball out of thin air. Dhawan cannot believe it. The Indian skipper is also shocked. This is an absolute stunner. It's a loopy ball on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and lifts it straight. There was no stopping that one and it was easily heading into the fence. Then came Miller, flying to his right from long on and pouches it brilliantly. The stand is broken.