India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli & Co achieve historic first with seven-wicket win in Mohali

Hindustan Times

Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half century after a disciplined show from the bowlers as India defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20I encounter in Mohali on Wednesday. This was the first win for India against the Proteas in T20Is on home soil. The teams met each other twice in 2015 when South Africa visited India and the visitors were victorious on both occasions. However, that was not the case on Wednesday as India dominated proceedings from the very beginning and were able to clinch the encounter with an over to spare.

Quinton de Kock made his debut as South Africa's Twenty20 captain as they explore leadership options before the 20-overs World Cup next year.

The left-hander top-scored with 52 and Temba Bavuma contributed 49 but the subsequent South African batsmen could not capitalise on the decent start.

- Kohli stunned by Miller's superhuman catch to dismiss Dhawan

Deepak Chahar drew first blood when he dismissed Reeza Hendricks for six after Kohli won the toss and elected to field. De Kock and Bavuma helped South Africa overcome the early setback with a fluent partnership.

De Kock raced to his fifty before Kohli produced a magnificent piece of fielding, running to his left from mid-off to take a tumbling one-handed catch and send back the skipper.Ravindra Jadeja caught Rassie van der Dussen off his own bowling to peg back South Africa who found boundaries hard to come by.

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