1st T20I, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, 02 October 2015

India vs South Africa

South Africa 2nd Inn:200/3 (19.4)

Farhaan Behardien* 32 (23);Jean-Paul Duminy 68 (34);
Sreenath Aravind* 3.4-0-44-1; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-40-0;

Last bat: Faf du Plessis

Result: South Africa won by 7 wkts.

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South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hashim Amla runout (Ashwin) 36 24 5 0 150
AB de Villiers(wk) b Ashwin 51 32 7 1 159.38
Faf du Plessis(c) b Aravind 4 5 0 0 80
Jean-Paul Duminy not out 68 34 1 7 200
Farhaan Behardien not out 32 23 4 1 139.13
David Miller dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Chris Morris dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kagiso Rabada dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kyle Abbott dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Marchant de Lange dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 4, nb - 0)9
Total(200 for 3 in 19.4 overs)200 (10.17 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/77 (Hashim Amla, 7.4 ov.) 2/93 (AB de Villiers, 9.5 ov.) 3/95 (Faf du Plessis, 10.3 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 40 0 10 (1w)
Sreenath Aravind 3.4 0 44 1 11.99  
Mohit Sharma 4 0 40 0 10 (1w)
Axar Patel 4 0 45 0 11.25 (1w)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 26 1 6.5 (1w)
               

India Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma c C Morris & b Kyle Abbott 106 66 12 5 160.61
Shikhar Dhawan runout (de Villiers) 3 4 0 0 75
Virat Kohli c Duminy & b Kyle Abbott 43 27 1 3 159.26
Suresh Raina lbw C Morris 14 8 0 2 175
MS Dhoni(c) & (wk) not out 20 12 2 1 166.67
Ambati Rayudu runout (C Morris) 0 1 0 0 0
Axar Patel not out 2 3 0 0 66.67
Ravichandran Ashwin dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mohit Sharma dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Sreenath Aravind dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 8, nb - 1)11
Total(199 for 5 in 20 overs)199 (9.95 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/22 (Shikhar Dhawan, 3.1 ov.) 2/160 (Virat Kohli, 15.3 ov.) 3/162 (Rohit Sharma, 15.6 ov.)
4/184 (Suresh Raina, 18.3 ov.) 5/184 (Ambati Rayudu, 18.4 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kyle Abbott 4 0 29 2 7.25  
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 32 0 8 (2w)
Marchant de Lange 4 0 47 0 11.75 (2w)
Chris Morris 4 0 46 1 11.5 (1w)
Imran Tahir 3 0 35 0 11.67 (2w)
Jean-Paul Duminy 1 0 8 0 8 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Amla, FOUR, that's a dream start for South Africa, poor ball from , full and on Amla's pads, he gets inside the line and flicks it very fine, off the mark with a boundary

4

to Amla, FOUR, edged and four, on a good length and holding its line outside off, Amla flashes hard at the ball, gets a thick edge that flies past the slip cordon, races away to the third man boundary

6

to de Villiers, SIX, AB, you beauty, not a bad ball by any stretch, short of a good length and on the stumps, AB shimmies down the track, swings it through the line and clears wide long-on with ease, the first six of the chase

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, that's easy pickings for AB, fraction fuller and outside off, he has the room here, picks the gap and goes over cover-point with a free swing, a couple of bounces and over the ropes. Expensive start from

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, AB has already got into the groove! gets his length wrong, ends up overpitching outside off, AB gets a big stride forward and thumps it over mid-off, one bounce and over the ropes

4

to Amla, FOUR, cracking shot, short and on the stumps, Amla swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

4

Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, top-edge and four, banged in short and just outside off, AB was looking to swat it over square leg, is late on the shot and gets a top-edge, goes over short fine and races away to the fence

4

Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too short and just outside off, AB makes some room and cracks it square, bisects the two men at cover and cover-point, races away for another boundary

4

to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, fraction too short and too wide from , bowling right into Amla's strengths, he crashes it square and past the diving cover-point fielder for another boundary

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, that's a poor ball from , he doesn't have the pace to attempt a short delivery, this one sat onto the batsman, AB gets across and pulls it behind square on the on-side, collects yet another boundary

4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, the slower ball from , Amla seemed to have picked it up early, gets down low and slogs it wide of mid-on. The ball teases Dhawan all the way before beating his dive at the ropes

W

to de Villiers, out Amla Run Out!! 1 run completed. Excellent piece of fielding from Bhuvneshwar and Amla has to depart. This was tossed up and on AB's pads, he clipped it behind square on the on-side and quickly set-off. He was always coming back for the second run, Amla was late to respond. Bhuvneshwar spots that his chance was at the bowler's end, the throw is flat and accurate. collects the ball and breaks the stumps with Amla well short of the crease. No need for the third umpire, a much needed wicket for India. Amla run out (Bhuvneshwar/) 36(24) [4s-5]

4

Ptel to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, fltter nd well outside off, B sw the bll erly, gets quickly into position nd slps it fiercely, the timing ws sweet nd the mn in the deep hd no chnce t ll

4

to de Villiers, FOUR, cracking shot, this was tossed up on the stumps, AB gets forward, plays with the spin and executes a superb looking on-drive, splits mid-wicket and races away to the fence, raises his fifty as well

W

to de Villiers, out Bowled!! has his man. This was beautifully bowled, saw AB coming down the track, slowed down the pace and gets it to drift into the batsman, AB was completely done in by the variation, ends up swinging across the line and misses, the leg-stump is pegged back. is chuffed to bits, a huge wicket for the Indians. de Villiers b 51(32) [4s-7 6s-1]

W

to du Plessis, out Bowled!! First T20I wicket for ! Another big wicket for India, South Africa's captain falls! This was the slower delivery from , he rolled his fingers across it, du Plessis was camping on the back foot as he looked to punch it square on the off-side, the ball didn't come onto him, might have stayed a tad low as well. He ends up getting a thick inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps. is mobbed by his mates, India are firmly on top now. du Plessis b 4(5)

4

to Behardien, FOUR, that's a good start from Behardien, short of a length and just outside off, Behardien rocks back and pulls it wide of mid-wicket, the man in the deep is very square and the ball beats him to the fence

6

Ptel to Duminy, SIX, smshed! Slightly fltter this time round from Ptel, Duminy reds it erly nd slogs it up nd over the cow corner fence for mximum

4

Ptel to Behrdien, FOUR, nice wy to end the over for South fric. Floted up outside off, Behrdien comes on the front foot nd lofts it inside-out over extr cover, it ws intentionl nd the timing ws good, runs wy to the fence in no time t ll

4

Sharma to Behardien, FOUR, another short delivery from and Behardien takes full toll of it. He swivels on the pull and splits long leg and deep square leg to perfection, collects four

4

Sharma to Behardien, FOUR, another boundary off the last ball of the over. 11 runs came off it. This was on a length and around off, Behardien just lofts it through the line, clears mid-off, who was inside the ring and adds another four to the South African total

6

to Behardien, SIX, is angry with himself for bowling a poor delivery. 3 dot balls and he concedes a six. This was dragged down well short and on the stumps, Behardien had all the time in the world to rock back and he muscles the pull over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum

6

Ptel to Duminy, SIX, miscued shot goes for six. This ws floted up just outside off, Duminy heves it towrds the cow corner fence, didn't get it off the middle but it hd enough on it to sil over the rope

6

Ptel to Duminy, SIX, 50 of the prtnership comes up with this mximum. Ptel is struggling with his line. You cn't bowl this short t this pce. Duminy rocks bck nd pulls it over the deep mid-wicket fence for nother six

6

Ptel to Duminy, SIX, this is poor bowling from Ptel nd South fric re right bck in this gme. Third consecutive six for Duminy. It ws short nd well wide outside off, Duminy goes bck nd cross, wits for the bll to rrive nd nils the pull over the deep mid-wicket fence

6

Sharma to Duminy, SIX, Duminy is taking the game away from the Indians. This was very full and just outside off, all Duminy had to do was to loft it through the line, he does exactly that and clears the leaping fielder at long-off. Great start to the over for South Africa

4

to Duminy, FOUR, 8th T20I fifty for Duminy. This is also his first boundary in this innings, after hitting 5 sixes. Bhuvi went for the yorker on this occasion, Duminy took it on the full and drove it back past the bowler, long-on runs to his right, puts in the dive but the ball escapes through to the fence

6

to Duminy, SIX, Bhuvi misses the yorker and has been deposited into the stands. A full toss and Duminy just clubs it over the deep mid-wicket fence. That came right off the meaty part and no one was ever going to stop that

6

to Duminy, SIX, a full toss and it has been sent to the cleaners. 100 of the partnership also comes up and the scores are level. tries to bowl the yorker but misses his length by a long way. Duminy swings hard and sends it over the cow corner fence for another six, his seventh of the innings

4

Abbott to Rohit, FOUR, not convincing but Rohit and India will take it. Fullish and swinging away outside off stump, Rohit goes hard at the drive, gets a thick outside edge that flies to the left of backward point and beats third man

4

to Rohit, FOUR, driven on the rise and there's a big gap at cover. Lovely timing from Rohit Sharma and he gets his second boundary. A lot of width on offer on this length ball, Rohit frees his arms and drives from the middle of the bat splitting mid-off and cover to perfection

4

Lange to Rohit, FOUR, short livery from Lange but Rohit was up for it. This was not all that high enough to trouble the batsman, Rohit stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket, no one in the ep and it escapes for four

4

Lange to Rohit, FOUR, this is a brave shot from Rohit. He exposed his sticks and ma some room by going leg-si, Lange bowled a length ball on the off stump, Rohit drove on the rise and played it to the left of mid-off, Faf gave chase and dived but lost the race

W

to Dhawan, out Dhawan Run Out!! 1 run completed. Poor call from Rohit to go for the second run. misses the yorker and bowls a low full toss, Dhawan drives it to the right of de Lange at mid-off. The fielder fumbles and Rohit called for the second, Dhawan wasn't fully ready, the throw came adjacent to the stumps and the keeper made no mistake. Even a full length dive wasn't good enough for Dhawan. No wonder why ABdV was confident. In fact, the replay shows that Dhawan actually put his hand out to stop Rohit, but his partner simply did not listen. Dhawan run out (de Lange/de Villiers) 3(4)

4

Lange to Rohit, FOUR, the short ball attempted but not high enough to unsettle Rohit. The batsman plays off the front foot and rolls his wrists while playing the shot, places it over backward square leg and beats the fielr in the ep

D

Lange to Rohit, no run, in the airrrr and dropped, but that's a tough chance. Short of a length livery just outsi off stump, looked like the ball stopped on the batsman, Rohit checked his fence and hit it uppishly, the bowler dives full length to his left in his followthrough but could only get his fingertips to it

4

Morris to Rohit, FOUR, aggressive hit from Rohit. He raes down the trak and fliks as Morris strays on the pads, the ball goes over bakward square leg, Duminy runs to his right and gets to the ball, but as he dives his knee gets stuk in the grass, he fumbles and the ball touhes the rope

6

Morris to Rohit, SIX, in the airrrrr and it goes all the way. That gets the rowd going in the stands. Rohit has played the pull shot well so far and he times this well enough to lear the rope. Short delivery attempted, one again not high enough to trouble the batsman, Rohit pulls over long leg for his first maximum of the day

6

Morris to Kohli, SIX, ohhh that's just leared the fielder at long-on. For a moment, Kohli was worried as de Lange, the tallest fielder, was stationed there. Length delivery on the off stump, Kohli lofts with a strong bottom hand grip, he timed that well but it went flat, de Lange jumped high and tried to grab it with his right hand but the ball esaped

4

Morris to Kohli, FOUR, short of length delivery on the leg stump, Kohli works this behind square and the fast outfield does the rest. There was a man at fine leg but he had no hane

4

to Rohit, FOUR, there is no one at sweeper cover and Rohit gets the placement right. Leg-break way outside off stump, can't bowl there with no protection in the deep, Rohit reaches out and slaps it past cover-point

OT

to Rohit, leg byes, 1 run, googly from , Rohit misses the glance, the ball rolls off the pad to short fine leg

4

Abbott to Rohit, FOUR, so easily done and that raises the fifty for Rohit Sharma, his 8th in T20Is. Short delivery outside off stump, Rohit allows the ball to come and guides it very fine past the keeper for four. Rohit raises his bat to the crowd and the dressing room

4

Abbott to Rohit, FOUR, oh that's cheeky and very effective. Fullish and just outside off stump, Rohit moves across the stumps and scoops it over the short fine leg fielder, not from the middle of the bat but good enough to get a boundary

6

to Rohit, SIX, oh where has that gone? Is that out of the ground? What a way to bring up the 100 for India. Full ball around leg stump line, Rohit clears his front leg out of the way and slogs it high over the mid-wicket boundary

6

to Kohli, SIX, now Kohli slogs, the sound wasn't right when the ball hit the bat, but it's good enough to just clear the man at deep mid-wicket. 1000 runs for Kohli in T20Is. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Kohli mistimes it completely, deep mid-wicket jumps but the ball evades him

6

to Kohli, SIX, this is the third time Kohli has teased a fielder in the deep and got a six. This is a flat hit from Kohli. Fast and full outside off stump, Kohli loft-drives it hard, it didn't have enough height on this but the ball cleared the leaping fielder at long-off

6

to Rohit, SIX, my word! What a shot. That ball went into the second tier. This is a juicy full ball from , Rohit waits for the ball to come and muscles the loft, doesn't bother to move after playing the shot and watches the ball all the way into the stands

OT

to Rohit, 1 run, fullish and outside off stump, Rohit gets a thick outside edge that rolls towards third man. 100 partnership comes up with that single

6

to Rohit, SIX, slower ball and baaaang! took pace off the ball this time but banged it short, sat up nicely for the batsman and Rohit didn't miss out. He pulled off the back foot and even though the ball didn't hit the sweet spot of the bat, it cleared the deep mid-wicket fence

4

Morris to Rohit, FOUR, oh the fielders aren't helping Morris either. This should have been just a single but JP Duminy has fumbled and it esapes for four. Low full toss angling in, Rohit helps it to long leg

4

Morris to Rohit, FOUR, four more. Rohit Sharma moves into the 90s now. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Rohit roks on the bak foot and pulls, more off the inside half of the bat and it goes through bakward square leg

4

Lange to Rohit, FOUR, four more! He's now just a hit away from getting a hundred. The crowd is absolutely elated. Full and angling in, goes down the leg-si as well, easy picking for the batsman and Rohit flicks it through backward square leg beating long leg

6

Lange to Rohit, SIX, wow! Just wow! What a shot to bring up the hundred. Rohit Sharma becomes the second player to record a hundred in India-South Africa T20Is. This is also the second hundred by an Indian in T20Is and he now becomes the second Indian batsman to score hundred in all three formats. This is the 9th hundred by a batsman in T20Is. Rohit raises his bat to the crowd and the dressing room. The entire Indian team stands and applauds. Full and just outsi off stump, Rohit doesn't try to do anything fancy, just lofts it through the line over mid-off, didn't even try to hit it hard and it sailed a long way back over the boundary. The replay shows that Kohli hugged Rohit and patted him on the helmet for playing an exceptional knock

W

Abbott to Kohli, out Caught by Duminy!! In the airrrr and gone, this time Duminy takes it. Shortish and angled in, Kohli goes on the back foot to pull, doesn't get the timing right as he was cramped for room and holes out to deep mid-wicket. End of a handy knock from Kohli and end of a sensational 74-ball 138-run stand. In fact, Duminy was actually running in, but realised that he had to go back and made the adjustment just in time to take it above his head. Kohli c Duminy b Abbott 43(27) [4s-1 6s-3]

W

Abbott to Rohit, out Caught by C Morris!! Top edgeeeee and Morris makes no mistake. How many times have we seen one bring two? Short delivery on the stumps, Rohit plays the pull shot, only manages to get a top edge, the ball goes high up in the air, fine leg settles under it and takes a wonderful catch. A big smile on Morris' face after completing the catch. Rohit gets a great round of applause as he walks back to the dressing room. Rohit c C Morris b Abbott 106(66) [4s-12 6s-5]

6

to Raina, SIX, top edge and it goes all the way. Short delivery on the stumps, Raina goes for the pull, luckily the edge flew over the man at short fine leg. Kohli tries to catch that beyond the rope but drops it as he goes with one hand

D

to Raina, no run, dropped! Short of a length delivery on the stumps, Raina is cramped for room as he goes leg-side, tries to flat-bat it, doesn't get the timing right, the bowler tries to catch it with his right hand in his followthrough, but it pops out

4

Lange to Dhoni, FOUR, where is fine leg? Poor ball from Lange, down the leg-si, Dhoni goes off-si and helps it on its way, fine leg was actually insi the ring but he was way too square

6

Lange to Raina, SIX, that's bread and butter for Suresh Raina. He loves the mid-wicket area, so please don't bowl length balls to him. This was right in the slot and Raina slogs that over the mid-wicket boundary, didn't clear the rope by much though

W

Morris to Raina, out Lbw!! Easy all for umpire Vineet Kulkarni. Full and on the stumps, Raina walks right aross the stumps and tries to glane it fine, but misses and the ball hits him in line with middle stump. Good over from Morris so far, just two singles and the big wiket of Raina in 3 balls. Raina lbw b Morris 14(8) [6s-2]

W

Morris to Rayudu, out Rayudu Run Out!! What was Rayudu doing? Surely he had to go for the run with under two overs to go and Dhoni at the other end, he hesitated for a while and even a full length dive ouldn't save him. Full ball from Morris, Rayudu digs it out to square leg, Dhoni always wanted the run and it was on, but Rayudu was late to take off and the bowler rushed bak to the stumps to ollet and disturb the stumps. Rayudu run out (Amla/ Morris) 0(1)

4

Morris to Dhoni, FOUR, not onvining but Dhoni will take it. Full and in the slot, Dhoni advanes and slogs, gets a thik inside edge that rolls through bakward square leg and beats the fielders in the deep

6

Abbott to Dhoni, SIX, finally, Dhoni connects well and we all know that he knows how to finish it off in style. Full and in the slot, Abbott misses the yorker, Dhoni muscles it hard over long-on

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