Virat Kohli (72 *) helped India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20 match. In this match played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Team India won the toss and bowled first. Batting first, South Africa scored 149 at the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In response, Team India got this match in its name with six balls remaining. With this victory, Team India captured the series 1–0.
In this match, Captain Kohli recorded a special record in his name.
He has become the first batsman to score 50 or more runs in T20 International cricket by playing a brilliant half-century of 72 runs with the help of four fours and three sixes in 52 balls. He has done 50 or more runs in T20 international cricket 22 times. Here, he left behind Rohit Sharma (21). He has become the first batsman to score the most runs in cricket’s short format T20. He has 2441 names in T20 international cricket, in this case, Rohit Sharma (2434) is second.
Chasing a target of 150, the Indian team got off to a strong start by the duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, but India fell the first wicket as vice-captain Rohit Sharma (12) on the fifth ball of the fourth over. Andile Phehlukwayo showed Rohit the way to the pavilion. Rohit and Dhawan shared a 33-run partnership for the first wicket. After this, Dhawan teamed up with Virat to advance the innings and take the score to 94 runs. Here India got their second setback as left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan.
Miller caught Dhawan’s best catch. Miller’s catch is being discussed all around.
Dhawan played a brilliant inning of 40 runs in 31 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
Virat and Dhawan shared a 61-run partnership for the second wicket. The Indian team’s third wicket fell in 13.4. B Fortuin had wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (4) caught.
Earlier, South Africa set a target of 150 runs in front of the Indian team. Winning the toss and deciding to bowl first, Virat Army stopped South Africa for 149 runs in the scheduled 20 overs. While Deepak Chahar took the maximum 2 wickets, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, and Hardik Pandya got 1-1. The visiting team gave three young players a chance to debut in this match today. Captain De Kock contributed the highest 52 while Bavuma contributed 49 runs. Pretorius (10) and Phehlukwayo (8) remained unbeaten.