Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15.6 finally Rohit's mis-hit a pull, and a tremendous innings ends. He's been hitting the short ball superbly all night but he top edged this one from Abbott and Morris judges the swirling catch well at long leg 162/3
    3.1 a misfield, never run on the misfield they say, but the Indian batsmen do not heed that adage and pay for it. Dhawan pushed a low full toss to mid-off and ran, the single was easy. Marchant de Lange then fumbled the ball and Dhawan and Rohit tried to steal a second. The throw to de Villiers wasn't especially accurate, but it was just enough to beat Dhawan's dive, his bat was on the line as the bails were broken. Dhawan had said no first but Rohit was coming through and so Dhawan went. 22/1
    15.3 Duminy's taken it cleanly! Kohli pulled but did not have room to free his arms against the short ball. It flew flat to Duminy and he caught it at head height 160/2
    18.3 that's dead plumb. Raina moves right across his stumps to flick but misses a full and straight ball. That was going to crash into middle stump. Gone. 184/4
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    166.66
    18.4 a big mix up and Rayudu's been run out. Rayudu played the ball towards square leg and there really wasn't a run there because it had gone pretty quickly to Amla. Dhoni had sprinted from the non-striker's end though, and Rayudu was late to respond. Once Rayudu decided to run, he was never going to make it. He put in a full length dive but Morris whipped off the bails to catch him short 184/5
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    7
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    66.66
    Extras
    11 (lb 2, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    199/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (S Dhawan, 3.1 ov), 2-160 (V Kohli, 15.3 ov), 3-162 (RG Sharma, 15.6 ov), 4-184 (SK Raina, 18.3 ov), 5-184 (AT Rayudu, 18.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KJ Abbott402927.25103100
    K Rabada403208.00121320
    M de Lange4047011.7575221
    CH Morris4046111.5045210
    Imran Tahir3035011.6641310
    JP Duminy10808.0000010
  • BATSMEN
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    7.4 too straight, on the pads, flicked to deep square leg. The single went well for South Africa but then they took on Bhuvneshwar Kumar with dire consequences. Amla isn't the quickest between the wickets and the flat, accurate one-bounce throw to Ashwin caught Amla well short. Like India, SA have lost their first wicket to a run out. 77/1
    9.5 bowled him! India have a huge wicket. Ashwin responded to that fabulous shot by bowling the ball a lot slower. AB had come out of his crease to hit the ball through midwicket and was in no position to play it, he missed and Ashwin was on target. The ball brushed AB's back thigh and deflected on to the stumps 93/2
    10.3 bowled him! Aravind has his first international wicket, and he leaps and punches the air in celebration! The ball slanted across the right-hander from over the wicket and kept a touch low. It was a slower ball. Du Plessis reached for it without moving his feet, trying to hit through cover. He got a thick inside edge back on to his stumps. India right back in this. 95/3
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    200.00
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    139.13
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    200/3 (19.4 Overs, RR: 10.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-77 (HM Amla, 7.4 ov), 2-93 (AB de Villiers, 9.5 ov), 3-95 (F du Plessis, 10.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar4040010.0085110
    S Aravind3.4044112.0044200
    MM Sharma4040010.0075110
    AR Patel4045011.2582410
    R Ashwin402616.5091110

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

2 October 2015 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Quick

26

Balls taken by SA to score 50 runs in their innings - this is second-fewest taken by them in any T20I.

Only the second

1

No. of Indian batsmen to hit T20I centuries before Rohit Sharma. Suresh Raina too made it against SA.

The quickest

27

Inns by Virat Kohli to complete 1000 T20I runs, he is the fastest to the landmark.

First to the Milestone

1000

Runs completed by Virat Kohli in T20Is. He is the first India batsmen to do so.

Fifty stat

8

Fifties by Rohit Sharma in T20Is. Among Indian batsmen, only Virat Kohli has more. Yuvraj Singh also has eight fifties.

Favourite format

45.25

Rohit Sharma's batting ave against SA in T20Is. In the other two formats, he averages just 16.8.

A different ball game

6-2

India's win-loss record against SA in T20Is. This is the only format in which India have won more than they have lost against them.