IND vs SA 2nd T20I: Virat Kohli Slams Unbeaten Fifty as India Beat South Africa by 7 Wickets to Take 1-0 Lead in Mohali
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:32:01 pm
Another record on his name, what a player!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:30:43 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: Shikhar Dhawan gives a quick interview to Sanjay Manjrekar, says that it was a good start for them and he was enjoying his batting. Feels it's good to get a good start to the home season and is looking forward to more of the same. On facing the South African quicks, Dhawan replies that they practice a lot against good pace in the nets and that's why they can counter the pace of the South African speedsters. Adds that it's a good feeling to hit the balls nicely. On the catch that dismissed him, Dhawan says that it was an unbelievable catch and tells that he just appreciated Miller's effort in his smile as he walked back.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:30:14 pmA walk in the park for India! They were never challenged in their run chase and scaled it down with utmost ease. It was a below-par target and once the Indian openers provided a brisk start, the visitors were on the back foot. Virat Kohli and his buddy from Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan then capitalized on the start and their partnership of 61 runs put the chase on bed. After yet another flop show from Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer calmly played his part in the last stand to see off the chase with Virat Kohli.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:21:32 pm
Virat Kohli maintains his love-affair with Mohali and the 'run-chases'!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:20:45 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Game over! India wins by 7 wickets. Fuller ball on middle, Iyer hammers this down the ground and beats the long-on fielder. India (151/3) beat South Africa (149/5) by 7 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Kohli 72*, Dhawan 40
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:20:08 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: 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.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:14:59 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Audacious hit from the Indian captain against one of the world's most feared bowlers - Kagiso Rabada. What a shot this was. 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. India 137/3 in 18.1 overs, need 13 to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:09:47 pm
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.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:09:22 pm
"Routine Stuff" from the Indian Skipper, champion player!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:08:33 pm
FOUR! Imperious from the skipper! Another half-century for Virat Kohli. 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. India 125/3 in 16.1 overs, need 25 more to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:04:13 pm
FOUR! Nicely played from Iyer! Good length ball outside off, Iyer guides this towards the third man region for a boundary. IND 111/3 in 14.3 overs vs SA (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:00:35 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Bjorn Fortuin removes Rishabh Pant for 4. 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. India 104/3 in 13.5 overs, need 46 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:52:00 pm
Good partnership for the home side!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:49:39 pmOUT! Tabraiz Shamsi removes Shikhar Dhawan for 40. David Miller you beauty! What a blinder from Killer Miller. He throws himself to his right, and plucks the ball from the thin air. Dhawan cannot believe it and neither can the Indian skipper. This is an absolute stunner. This is 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 and pouch it brilliantly. India 95/2 in 11.5 overs, need 55 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:44:44 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Smoked by Dhawan. Fortuin bowls this fuller on middle, it is in the slot for Dhawan. He gets into the position and slog sweeps it way over the mid-wicket fence. India 89/1 in 11 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:39:36 pm
7 from the over. Quicker one outside off, Kohli drives it left of Shamsi. The bowler throws is left-hand makes a half stop. The ball goes towards mid-on and a run is taken. India 79/1 in 10 overs, need 71 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:34:13 pm
FOUR! Dhawan into the act now! A fuller ball around middle, Dhawan takes a step forward and lifts it over the bowler's head and into the fence. Superb timing from Dhawan this time.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:33:43 pm
SIX! Up and over! Magnificent shot from the skipper! Fullish ball outside off, Kohli dances down the track and lifts it over the cover fence. What timing from King Kohli. India 63/1 in 8.1 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:25:28 pm
Can Phehlukwayo inspire SA to something special tonight?
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:23:37 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Review time! South Africa have taken a review for Caught behind against Virat Kohli! It looks like that it has gone off the pads. Let us see what happens.NOT OUT! Good length ball on middle, Kohli looks to block but misses. There was a certain noise. Phehlukwayo and the Protea skipper are absolutely certain that Kohli has nicked it. Kohli stands his ground and nothing from umpire either. QdK after thinking for a while went for the review. The replays arrive and show that the sound came because the ball hit the pads. So not out on that front. But they check for the LBW. Oops, had the umpire given Kohli out LBW, he would've been back to the hut. As the Ball Tracker showed that the ball was clipping the stumps.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:19:33 pm
FOUR! Marvellous from the Indian skipper! Good length ball around off, Kohli leans into the drive and times his cover drive magically. The ball races to the fence in no time. India 45/1 in 5.2 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:16:38 pm
FOUR! Kohli special! Fuller ball around off, Kohli uses his wrists and flicks it through the mid-on and mid-wicket gap and into the fence. First boundary for the Indian skipper. IND 40/1 in 4.5 overs, need 110 to win vs SA (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:13:36 pm
First breakthrough for the visitors!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:13:02 pm
OUT! Andile Phehlukwayo removes Rohit Sharma for 12. Phehlukwayo breaks the opening stand as he has got Rohit plumb in front of the stumps. Phehlukwayo dishes a fuller ball on middle, Rohit goes to flick but he is early into the shot. He misses to get any bat and is rapped in front of the timbers. Phehlukwayo appeals and the umpire doesn't take much time to raise the finger. The Ball Tracker arrives and shows that it was dead in front. A crucial wicket for the visitors as Rohit was looking in good touch.India 33/1 in 4 overs, need 117 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:04:50 pm
FOUR! This time it's Dhawan's turn to join the action. Back-to-back boundaries for the left-hander. Rabada goes wide on a good length, Dhawan opens the bat face and through the slip cordon and into the third man fence. IND 29/0 in 2.3 overs vs SA (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:02:10 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Second maximum of the over, Rohit is timing the ball gloriously, what a player in white-ball cricket he is. A massive one from Rohit. Nortje bowls another short ball on middle and leg. Rohit gets in position and pulls it disdainfully into the mid-wicket fence. Don't dare bowling Rohit on that line. India 21/0 in 1.5 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:57:20 pm
FOUR! First boundary of the innings for India. Shortish ball around off, Dhawan cuts it through point and the ball races to the fence. Nortje at third man hares at the ball, makes a diving stop. That looked close to the fence as he might have touched the rope while trying to pull the ball back into the play. The third umpire looks at it and signals a four. A great effort from the fielder but in vain. Dhawan is off the mark with that boundary. India 8/0 in 1 over, need 142 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:56:03 pm
WIDE! Another one down the leg side. Rohit looks to flick but the ball keeps going away from him. QdK can't gather it cleanly behind the wicket and allows a leg bye as the ball goes towards short fine leg. India 3/0 in 0.4 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:53:08 pm
We are back for the run chase! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their out to the middle along with the South African players. India need 150 runs to win. Will they be able to do it? Kagiso Rabada will start with the ball for the visitors.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:49:00 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: For the hosts, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Hardik Pandya were excellent in the final overs. In the spin department, Washington Sundar, and Jadeja made sure the run-scoring was always under check. With dew coming into the picture during the run chase, the Indians will fancy the chase with the kind of batting lineup they have.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:46:53 pm
A last over flourish would mean that South Africa has a total to defend. They were pushed back by the Indian bowler during the middle overs but they would take this score after the crumble. Skipper Quinton de Kock along with Reeza Hendricks started the innings with a bang. The Protea skipper looked on song from the start and raked up a top-notch half-century. He along with Bavuma added a crucial 57-run stand. The visitors were looking on track but the wicket of de Kock brought down the run rate and good smart bowling from the Indians strangled the run-scoring.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:44:18 pm
Fine finish by South Africa!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:40:25 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Bam! Another slower ball disappears over the fence. A very good finish for the South Africans. 16 runs from the over. A slower ball around middle and leg, Pretorius clears his front leg and wallops it into the mid-wicket fence. South Africa end with 149 runs on the board. SA 149/5 in 20 overs vs IND. De Kock 52, Bavuma 49, Chahar 2/22
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:37:54 pm
Finally a six, much-needed one for the visitors! Slower ball on middle, slightly shortish, Phehlukwayo reads it well this time and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. A much needed six for the visitors. SA 140/5 in 19.3 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:31:36 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Hardik Pandya knocks over David Miller for 18. Big wicket for India. no Miller carnage then. A slower ball has done the trick for the Indians again. Miller is looking for quick runs as he goes for the wild slog. This is a slower one on middle, Miller goes for the slow but he has been beaten for the pace. He goes too early into the shot and misses. The ball goes to shatter the woodwork behind. South Africa 130/5 in 18.2 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:24:59 pm
Sir Jadeja at work in Mohali, watch out fans!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:23:53 pm
OUT! Deepak Chahar removes Temba Bavuma for 49. No half-century for Bavuma as Jadeja takes a sitter at long-on. A slower one deceives the batsman again. Bavuma mistimed a few shots in the last over as well and the pressure got better of him this time. This is a length ball outside off, Bavuma wants to drag it down the leg side and whip it over the mid-wicket fence. But he finds Jadeja at long-on. SA 126/4 in 17.2 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:15:35 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! That's outta here, Killer Miller in action here in Mohali. He goes inside out to this floated delivery outside off and lofts this over the extra cover fence for a maximum. It is not easy to play these kinds of shots and Miller has played this perfectly. South Africa 121/3 in 16 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:08:44 pm
South Africa are looking to keep the wickets at the moment so that they launch an attack in the final overs against India. Fuller one on off, Bavuma works it towards mid-wicket with a gentle push and takes a quick couple. Great running between the wickets, 7 from the over. SA 104/3 in 14 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:04:39 pm
Big blow for South Africans as De Kock takes a long walk back to the pavilion!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:03:25 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja gets his first one as another one departs for South Africa - Dussen goes for 1. Jadeja takes a superb catch on his follow-through. Jadeja bowls this quicker around the middle, Dussen looks to work it down the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs right of Jadeja who takes the catch nicely. South Africa 90/3 in 12.1 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:00:30 pm
OUT! Navdeep Saini removes Quinton de Kock for 52. But the wicket actually belongs to the Indian skipper who takes a stunner to send his counterpart packing. An absolute blinder from Kohli. QdK was looking dangerous and needed someone to something special and who better than Kohli to do that. Saini bowls a back of a length ball, de Kock looks to pull but he is early into the shot. The ball balloons high in the air towards mid-off. Kohli runs to his left, gets closer to the ball and throws his hands to pluck it out of thin air. A great knock from QdK though. SA 88/2 in 11.3 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:55:44 pm
Fine knock by the South African skipper!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:54:55 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: FIFTY! FOUR! Half-century for Quinton de Kock! Short delivery on middle, Quinton rocks back and pulls it towards the square leg region for a boundary. The fielder there dives to make the stop but is unable to stop the ball. Excellent innings from Quinton here. It has come in his first innings as captain. South Africa 85/1 in 10.4 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:50:44 pm
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Bavuma, another poor ball from Hardik and the South African dispatches it with no mercy. Another ball outside off on a shortish length. Bavuma goes back and cuts it again and the ball races to the deep point fence. SA 77/1 in 9.5 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:46:06 pm
FOUR! Short ball on middle, de Kock pulls it through the square leg fence. Moves to 44 with that boundary. South Africa 64/1 in 8.5 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:39:33 pm
SIX! Brilliant hit by Temba Bavuma, he has picked the bones out of it. Hardik Pandya dishes this in the slot for Bavuma and he powers it over the mid-wicket for a maximum. First six of the innings. SA 55/1 in 7.5 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:31:55 pm
FOUR! Glorious! Overpitched this time and Quinton will not miss out. He gets into the position and creams the cover drive for another boundary. South Africa 39/1 in 6 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:29:02 pm
Chahar draws first blood for the home side!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:25:23 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Deepak Chahar draws first blood for the hosts. Reeza Hendricks departs for 6 as he finds Washington Sundar at mid-on with his mistimed shot. This is fuller on middle, Hendricks looks to lift it over the mid-on fielder but mistimes it straight to Sundar who takes the dolly. The bat turned in his hands. The opening stand is broken. South Africa 31/1 in 4 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:21:41 pm
FOUR! QdK in some mood! He bags his fourth boundary in no time. Chahar starts the fresh over with a good length ball but outside off, de Kock cuts it between cover-point and through to the deep cover fence. SA 28/1 in 3.2 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:20:44 pm
FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries for De Kock, he welcomes Saini in some style. Superb shots. This is on the pads, de Kock this time flicks it through mid-wicket for another boundary. This outfield is very quick and once it crosses the inner circle, there is no way the ball can be stopped. SA 24/0 in 2.4 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:12:53 pm
Before the start of the match!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:12:09 pm
Easy picking that one! First boundary for Hendricks. On the pads from Chahar, Hendricks just helps it through square leg fence for a boundary. South Africa 11/0 in 2 overs vs India
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:10:40 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: FOUR! Off the mark with a crunching four! This was outside off, enough room for De Kock to flex his muscles. He smacks it through the cover fence for a boundary. SA 5/0 in 0.4 overs vs IND
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:05:07 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: We are all set to begin! Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks make their way out to the middle along with the Indian players. Spin first up as Washington Sundar is ready to bowl. Hendricks will be on strike.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:04:32 pm
Both the teams make their way out to the ground for their respective National Anthems. First up will be the anthem of the visitors and then for the home team.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:47:43 pm
Playing XIs for the match!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:47:11 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: Quinton de Kock: "Everything's new at the moment for me - a lot more press conferences and interviews. It's a new experience and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Me, KG, Miller - we've played here a couple of times. Whatever we've learnt in the past years, we are just making sure that the youngsters are learning from us. We had a long camp before the series. The boys are very hungry to play. Competitiveness should very high. We have three debutants. Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin and Temba Bavuma come in at No. 3".
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:40:26 pmSouth Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk/C), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:39:50 pm
India win the all-important toss vs South Africa in Mohali!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:39:20 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Kohli: "We are gonna bowl first. It's very difficult to defend and it's a great chasing ground. It's a typical Mohali wicket. The pitch is gonna play well too. That is one of the best matches I have been part of. This ground has given me and the team great memories. We have been trying out youngsters.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:31:16 pm
TOSS - Virat Kohli wins toss as India opt to bowl against South Africa in Mohali!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:30:27 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: Pitch Report -- "Average score is 185 here. It looks dry and won't turn much. We don't see any green covering at all. It won't excite the fast bowlers. Because of the black patches, the odd ball might keep low. Very little support for the spinners. The cracks won't be too much of a problem. - Sunil Gavaskar and Shaun Pollock reckon in Mohali.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:21:19 pm
Bird's eye view of the beautiful PCA Stadium, Mohali!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:17:24 pm
Team India aims for winning start at home!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:17:11 pm
Team India aims for winning start at home!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:11:25 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Both India and South Africa have included quite a number of fresh faces in their squads in a bid to build a team for the World T20 next year.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:03:04 pm
The good news for cricket fans is unlike Dharamsala, the chances of rain interrupting play in Mohali are negligible, and a full game can be expected.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:01:05 pm
Dhawan desperately search for some runs under his belt!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:54:10 pm
For two of South Africa players - David Miller and pacer Beuran Hendricks, it is almost sort of a homecoming as both the players are aware of the conditions in Mohali. Both Miller and Hendricks play for Kings XI Punjab in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:51:17 pm
Action all set to begin soon in Mohali!
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:50:30 pm
IND vs SA Live Updates: If we go by Team India's impromptu net session on Tuesday - brother's Hardik and Krunal Pandya are a certainty in India's eleven together after a long time.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:49:14 pm
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Hello and welcome to our live cricket blog of the second T20I of the three-match series between India and South Africa from the beautiful Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.IND vs SA 2nd T20I Match Live Cricket Score and Updates from Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali: India began their home season in an emphatic manner by crushing visitors South Africa by 7 wickets in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series in Mohali on Wednesday. After a washout in Dharamsala, Virat Kohli's men needed very little time to put continue their dominant run in international cricket after the demolition of West Indies on their Carribean tour in August. The run only continued as the Men in Blue outclassed South Africa and took an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. Captain Kohli led from the front with the bat as he struck his 22nd T20I fifty in a well-paced knock. Kohli was untroubled throughout the knock as he hit 4 boundaries and a six and kept the scoreboard moving in a nonchalant manner. India gunned down a 150-run chase with 6 balls to spare. (READ FULL PREVIEW).
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score & Updates: IND (151/3 in 19 overs) beat SA (149/5) by 7 Wickets.
Date: September 18, 2019..
Time: 7:00 PM IST..
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rahul Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed.
South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock (wk/C), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde..