[VIDEO] Virat Kohli pulls off a stunning one-handed catch to send Quinton de Kock packing in 2nd T20I
South African captain Quinton de Kock was going all guns blazing in the second T20I of the ongoing three-match series against India when Virat Kohli pulled off an absolutely sensational catch to send him packing. After the first game in Dharamshala was washed out due to rain on Sunday, India and South Africa locked horns in the second game at the PCA Stadium in Mohali to kick-start the series.
Indian skipper Kohli opted to bowl first in the game after winning the toss as India opted to go into the game with as many as four all-rounders in the playing XI leaving out the likes of KL Rahul, Khaleel Ahmed and Manish Pandey. South Africa got off to a solid start with captain De Kock taking charge right from the first over.
De Kock looked in fine touch as he slammed the Indian bowlers all around the park to notch up a brilliant 52 off 37 balls before Kohli's magnificent effort ensured he was back into the hut. It was Navdeep Saini who got the breakthrough for India in the 13th over after De Kock played a pull shot on a shortish delivery mistiming it for Kohli to run towards his left and pull off a stunning catch.
The Indian captain covered the distance in quick time, stretched both hands and plucked it with his left one ensuring the ball didn't pop out from his hands. The catch was enough to set the crowd roaring as Mohali applauded the magnificent effort by Kohli.
What a sensational catch by Virat Kohli #IndvsSApic.twitter.com/QLpvJUD8IU— SumitSamhaLega (@sumitsamhaLega) September 18, 2019
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India will be looking to draw the first blood in the series after witnessing no action in the first encounter which was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Dharamshala. The Men in Blue start favourites against South Africa, who are being captained by de Kock in Faf du Plessis' absence.
While the hosts registered an emphatic tour whitewash against West Indies in their first international assignment following the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa are taking the field for the first time after their disastrous run at the showpiece event.