Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 16 Runs | SA: 149/5 | RR: 7.45

  • Dwaine Pretorius10 (7b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo8 (5b)
  • Navdeep Saini4-0-34-1
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-31-1

Temba Bavuma: "Being with the A team helped me get accustomed to the conditions. Last time I was in India was in 2015. It got a bit hard with them bowling slower balls, the ball was holding up on the wicket."

Pashin: "Wow. As soon as Rohit became captain, Phehlukwayo and Pretorious hit two sixes. Sorry Rohit."

8.37pm A decent finish for South Africa, and they've set India a target of 150. The pitch isn't entirely flat, and the odd ball is holding up or skidding through. India have a lot of depth in their batting today, though, so South Africa will have to bowl well to defend this. Will dew play some part? We'll find out very soon when the chase begins.

Saini to Pretorius, SIX runs, slower ball, back of a length, angling into leg stump, and Pretorius finishes with a six. Sixteen off the last over. Clears his front leg, spots the pace variation, and holds his shape well to swat that way over wide long-on
Saini to Pretorius, 2 runs, in the blockhole on off stump. Was initially looking to make room to hit through cover, but ends up dragging it back down the ground, past the stumps and towards long-on
Saini to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, sees Phehlukwayo looking to make room and bowls a low full-toss outside leg stump. Manages to get further leg-side of the ball and stab it to deep point
Saini to Phehlukwayo, SIX runs, bam! Shortish, on leg stump or thereabouts, and he clears his front leg and absolutely wallops it over midwicket

Virat Kohli's off the field. He seemed to suffer a twinge in his back as he sent in a throw. Rohit Sharma's captaining at the moment

Saini to Pretorius, 1 leg bye, aims for the blockhole this time, following the batsman and hitting his left shoe as he aims a desperate flick at the ball. Ricochets off the foot into the backward point region
Saini to Pretorius, no run, back of a length, angling into a tight, fourth-stump line. Looks to make room to cut but can't make enough, and the ball zips under his bat at 139.8kph

Saini to bowl the final over.

Omkar: "What happened to Klaseen? He was very good when India visited SA." -- He's playing for South Africa A in Mysore, also in preparation for the Test series.

Darpan Tikiya: "Navdeep Saini has come back so well after being hit for 3 fours off the first 3 balls he bowled. 3-0-19-1 is excellent."

19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 133/5 | RR: 7.00

  • Dwaine Pretorius2 (3b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo1 (3b)
  • Hardik Pandya4-0-31-1
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-22-2
HH Pandya to Pretorius, 1 leg bye, in the blockhole, at the batsman's feet. Looks to flick and misses, and the ball rolls into the point region for another leg bye
HH Pandya to Phehlukwayo, 1 leg bye, another slower short ball, another mistimed heave. This time the ball hits Phehlukwayo's hip and rolls into the leg side
HH Pandya to Phehlukwayo, no run, slower short ball, slightly down leg. Missses the pull and Phehlukwayo is puzzled why it hasn't been called wide. Umpire Shamsuddin says it brushed his shirt, and replays suggest it might have
HH Pandya to Pretorius, 1 run, slower length ball on off stump, flat-batted to the left of mid-off
HH Pandya to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, chopped away into the point region

Here's Andile Phehlukwayo

HH Pandya to Miller, OUT, bowled him. India have bowled this line to Miller very well today - pitching on or just outside leg stump, hitting middle stump or thereabouts. They've given him very little room to free his arms, while still angling the ball away from him. This is a slower ball, pretty full, and he looks to clear his front leg and hoick over the leg side, and misses. Other batsmen may have tried to hit this straighter

DA Miller b HH Pandya 18 (29m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

Hardik Pandya to bowl the 19th over.

Adil: "Why was Faf dropped from T20I side? His T20I stats doesn't look bad with a strike rate of 130 and an average above 30." -- He's not been dropped. He's playing county cricket and preparing for the Test series.

18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 129/4 | RR: 7.16

  • David Miller18 (14b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius1 (1b)
  • Deepak Chahar4-0-22-2
  • Navdeep Saini3-0-19-1
Chahar to Miller, 1 run, low full-toss on the pads, clipped to deep square leg
Chahar to Miller, no run, slower short ball, slanting across and rising to about chest height over off stump. No room, no pace to work with, and Miller misses the attempted cut
Chahar to Pretorius, 1 run, back of a length outside off, punched to deep point

Sarthak Tyagi: "How many Jadejas are playing today?? A Jadeja is everywhere in the field."

Dwaine Pretorius comes on strike now. He made 77 in his last T20I, when he was promoted to No. 3 against Sri Lanka.

Chahar to Miller, 1 run, back of a length on middle stump, stays leg-side of the ball and jabs towards backward point
Chahar to Miller, no run, slower ball, shortish, on leg stump. Swivels through the pull too early and is hit on the stomach
Chahar to Bavuma, OUT, slower ball, just short of a a good length outside off. Shapes for the cover drive initially, but he realises too late that it's the slower ball, and then tries to adjust and drag the ball over the leg side, but he doesn't catch it well at all. Off the outside half of the bat, and it balloons to the man at mid-on

T Bavuma c Jadeja b Chahar 49 (59m 43b 3x4 1x6) SR: 113.95


17 | 4 Runs | SA: 126/3 | RR: 7.41

  • Temba Bavuma49 (42b)
  • David Miller16 (10b)
  • Navdeep Saini3-0-19-1
  • Washington Sundar3-0-19-0
Saini to Bavuma, 1 leg bye, full-toss angling into the pads - followed Bavuma who was again looking to make room. Can't connect with the flick and the ball rolls off the pad into the leg side
Saini to Bavuma, 2 runs, nice and full again, on off stump, this time he gets just enough room for a forceful drive to the right of deep point, and Jadeja makes an excellent tumbling save on the boundary

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st33S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd61S DhawanV Kohli
3rd10V KohliRR Pant
4th47V KohliSS Iyer