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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: As it happened

India defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20I of the three-match series at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday.

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: As it happened
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The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second match of the series at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday.

Here are the highlights:

# India win by seven wickets! 

# India 151/3 (19 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his third six of the innings, hitting the ball over long-on followed by a boundary by Shreyas Iyer from the final delivery past the diving long-on fielder. 

Bjorn Fortuin to bowl the 19th over of the innings! 

# India 138/3 (18 overs) with seven runs from the over as Virat Kohli smashes a six off the first delivery of the over, hitting the ball over backward square off the pads. 

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his third over after being brought back into the attack! 

# India 131/3 (17 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Virat Kohli completes his 22nd T20I half-century following two consecutive boundaries, hitting the ball through covers and behind point. 

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his third over! 

# India 120/3 (16 overs) with five runs from the over as Kohli and Shreyas Iyer complete five singles. The two batsmen hit the ball to deep mid-off and long-on in order to complete the singles bringing the equation down to 30 runs from four overs. 

# Bjorn Fortuin to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# India 115/3 (15 overs) with 10 runs from the over as Shreyas Iyer scores his first boundary of the innings, opening the face of the bat quite late to steer the ball past wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. Iyer and Kohli further complete two singles and two doubles, hitting the ball to backward square leg and through covers. 

# Anrich Nortje to bowl his third over! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark from the final delivery, hitting the ball to long-off. India 105/3 (14 overs)

Shreyas Iyer is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Rishabh Pant departs for 4 runs off 5 deliveries as he attempts to go for a cross-batted shot off a short delivery, resulting in a catch to Tabraiz Shamsi. India 104/3 (13.4 overs)

Bjorn Fortuin to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 101/2 (13 overs) with five runs from the over as Kohli and Pant complete five singles, hitting the ball towards point, through mid-wicket, past backward point and cover. 

# Anrich Nortje to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 96/2 (12 overs) with seven runs and a wicket off the over. Dhawan and Kohli completed two singles and three runs off a delivery, with Pant and the India skipper completing two singles following Dhawan's dismissal.   

# Rishabh Pant is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan departs for 40 following a brilliant catch by David Miller, after Dhawan attempted to go straight down the ground without proper timing, resulting in an edge off the cue end of the bat. India 94/2 (11.4 overs)

Tabraiz Shamsi to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# India 89/1 (11 overs) with 10 runs from the over as Shikhar Dhawan scores his first six of the innings, hitting a full toss delivery into the cow corner stands following an excellent slogsweep. 

# Left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin into the attack! 

# India 79/1 (10 overs) with six singles and a run off a wide delivery. Kohli and Dhawan hit the ball to long-off, in front of square and deep mid-wicket to complete the singles. India are in control of the asking rate at the half-way mark.  

Tabraiz Shamsi to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 72/1 (9 overs) with 15 runs from the over as Virat Kohli hits his first six of the innings over extra cover, followed by a boundary from Shikhar Dhawan who hits the ball straight down the ground. 

Dwaine Pretorius to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# India 57/1 (8 overs) with five runs from the over as Dhawan and Kohli complete five singles, hitting the ball to long-on, long-off and through cow corner. 

# Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi comes into the attack! 

# India 52/1 (7 overs) with five runs from the over as Kohli and Dhawan complete five singles, hitting the ball to extra cover and deep square leg. 

Dwaine Pretorius to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 47/1 (6 overs) with six runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his second boundary of the innings, with an exquisite cover punch. Kohli further hits the ball behind square for a single followed by a run off a wide delivery. 

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 41/1 (5 overs) with eight runs from the over as Virat Kohli scores his opening boundary of the innings, hitting the ball through cow corner. Kohli and Dhawan further complete two singles and a double, hitting the ball towards square leg.  

Dwaine Pretorius comes into the attack! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over as Andile Phehlukwayo accounts for the dismissal of Rohit Sharma in his opening over of the bowling spell, bringing an end to an explosive opening partnership. India 33/1 (4 overs)

# Virat Kohli is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Rohit Sharma departs for 12 runs off 12 deliveries as he is adjudged lbw following a full delivery bowled slowly, which hits the opener plumb on the pads in front of the middle stump. India 33/1 (3.5 overs)

Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack!

# India 30/0 (3 overs) with nine runs from the over as Shikhar Dhawan smashes consecutive boundaries off the first two deliveries, hitting the ball to the left of extra cover, between third man and point.  

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# India 21/0 (2 overs) with 13 runs from the over as Rohit Sharma smashes two sixes, hitting the ball over deep square leg off the third and fifth deliveries. 

# Pacer Anrich Nortje into the attack! 

# Eight runs from the opening over as Shikhar Dhawan scores the first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over point. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, is yet to get off the mark having faced four deliveries. India 8/0 (1 over)

# Team India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are set to start the chase of 150 runs! 

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl the opening over of the chase! 

# India need 150 runs to win! 

# South Africa 149/5 (20 overs) with 16 runs from the over as Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius smash a six apiece off the third and final delivery, hitting the ball over deep mid-wicket and into the stands near cow corner. 

# Navdeep Saini to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# South Africa 133/5 (19 overs) with just four runs from the over and a wicket following the dismissal of David Miller. 

# Andile Phehlukwayo is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! David Miller departs for 18 runs off 15 deliveries as the Proteas batsman attempts to clear his front leg, hit the slow delivery without any connect, resulting in the ball hitting the top of middle stump. South Africa 129/5 (18.1 overs) 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket from Chahar's final over of the innings, following singles off the third, fourth and final delivery. South Africa 129/4 (18 overs) 

Dwaine Pretorius is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Temba Bavuma departs for 49 runs off 43 deliveries as he attempts to smash a slower delivery to cow corner, resulting in an easy catch to Ravindra Jadeja. South Africa 126/4 (17.1 overs)

# Deepak Chahar to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# South Africa 126/3 (17 overs) with four runs from the over as Bavuma and Miller complete just two singles and a double, hitting the ball wide of sweeper cover and towards point.  

# Navdeep Saini to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# South Africa 122/3 (16 overs) with 12 runs from the over as David Miller scores his first six of the innings off the fifth delivery, lofting the ball over extra cover following a flighted delivery. 

# Washington Sundar is back in the attack, set to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over as South Africa reach 110/3 (15 overs) following five consecutive singles, as Bavuma and Miller hit the ball to mid-off, fine-leg, deep mid-wicket and long-on. 

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# South Africa 105/3 (14 overs) with seven runs from the over as Bavuma and Miller complete two doubles and three singles, hitting the ball to mid-wicket and towards point.  

# Krunal Pandya into the attack! 

# Eight runs and a wicket from the over as Temba Bavuma scores his third boundary of the innings past Virat Kohli, who dives across following an inside out shot but fails to convert the catch. South Africa 98/3 (13 overs)

# David Miller is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Rassie van der Dussen departs for 1 run off two deliveries as he attempts to hit the ball into the leg-side, resulting in a leading edge to the right of Jadeja who makes no mistakes. South Africa 90/3 (12.1 overs)

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over as South Africa reach 90/2 (12 overs)! 

Rassie van der Dussen is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Quinton de Kock departs for 52 runs off 37 deliveries, as he fails to direct a short of length delivery properly, attempting a pull shot which Virat Kohli completes an excellent catch off, running in from mid-off. South Africa 88/2 (11.2 overs)

# Navdeep Saini is back into the attack! 

# South Africa 87/1 (11 overs) with nine runs from the over, as Quinton de Kock completes his half-century. De Kock completes his half-century with a boundary hitting the ball towards deep square leg. 

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# 14 runs from the over as Temba Bavuma scores two consecutive boundaries off the fourth and fifth delivery, hitting the ball over backward point and over point. The two batsmen further complete three singles and three runs off a single delivery, South Africa 78/1 (10 overs)

# Hardik Pandya to bowl his second over! 

# Nine runs from the over as South Africa cross the 60-run mark, with Quinton de Kock inching closer to the half-century. The wicket-keeper batsman hit his seventh boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over backward square leg. South Africa 64/1 (9 overs)

# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# 10 runs from Pandya's opening over of the innings as Temba Bavuma scores the first six of the South African innings, hitting the length delivery over deep square leg. Bavuma and De Kock further complete four singles hitting the ball to sweeper cover, in front of square on the leg-side and to fine-leg. South Africa 55/1 (8 overs)

# All-rounder Hardik Pandya comes into the attack! 

# Six runs from the over as the two batsmen complete six singles, hitting the ball in front of square on the on-side, long-on, backward square leg and deep cover. South Africa 45/1 (7 overs)

# Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack! 

# Seven runs from the over as Quinton de Kock scores his sixth boundary of the innings following a half-volley, hitting the ball through extra cover. Bavuma and De Kock further complete a double off the first delivery, as the latter hit the ball to mid-on. South Africa 39/1 (6 overs)

# Deepak Chahar to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Just a single off Sundar's second over of the innings, as Quinton de Kock hit the fifth delivery which was bowled on length towards mid-wicket. South Africa 32/1 (5 overs)

# Washington Sundar to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Seven runs and a wicket from the over, as Reeza Hendricks is dismissed following a boundary off the first delivery by Quinton de Kock who hit the good length ball bowled well outside off, through point. South Africa 31/1 (4 overs)

# Temba Bavuma is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Reeza Hendricks departs for 6 runs off 11 deliveries following a fuller delivery which the batsman failed to negotiate effectively, resulting in a chip straight to mid-on. South Africa 31/1 (3.5 overs)

# Deepak Chahar to continue with the ball! 

# 13 runs from the over as Quinton de Kock smashes three consecutive boundaries off the first three deliveries of Saini's maiden over, hitting the ball through mid-wicket and beating mid-off. The two batsmen further complete a single off the fifth delivery, as Quinton de Kock hit the short of length delivery to third man. South Africa 24/0 (3 overs)

# Pacer Navdeep Saini into the attack! 

# Five runs from Chahar's opening over as Reeza Hendricks scores the first boundary of his innings, flicking the ball away to the long leg fence. Quinton de Kock and Hendricks further completed a single off the first delivery bowled short of length as De Kock hit the ball to extra cover. South Africa 11/0 (2 overs)

# Medium pace-bowler Deepak Chahar into the attack! 

# Six runs from the opening over of the innings as Quinton de Kock scores his first boundary of the innings following a full, flat delivery bowled wide of off. De Kock hit the delivery through the covers, with just two runs from the remaining five deliveries. South Africa 6/0 (1 over)

# Proteas openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks are set to start the innings. Washington Sundar to open the bowling for India with a slip in place! 

# Players from both the sides have marched out for the anthems! 

# The clash is set to start in a few minutes! 

# Rishabh Pant has been handed another opportunity to make his presence felt despite a set of below-par performances in recent times!

# Team India skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to field! 

# The toss is set to take place shortly!

# India will be playing 26 more T20Is before the ICC World T20, with the Proteas set to play only eight matches before the tournament! 

Team India will look to register a win in the second T20I of the three-match series against South Africa when the two sides face off at the IS Bindra Stadium. 

A win in the match will certainly prevent a series defeat, considering the fact that the first match was washed out in Dharamsala due to incessant rains. The Men in Blue will be looking to make their presence felt yet again against South Africa, following a dominant performance in the recently concluded series against West Indies. 

The Proteas, on the other hand, have included quite a few fresh faces in the squad following their poor performance in the ICC World Cup 2019. Skipper Quinton de Kock will be expected to lead the charge at the top of the order, with the series providing an excellent opportunity for South Africa to regain their lost confidence. 

Playing X1:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini. 

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w/c), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.