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1st T20I, Johannesburg, Feb 18 2018, South Africa v India 2018
203/5
(20 ov, target 204)175/9
India won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
5/24
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• The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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India203/5(20 overs)
South Africa175/9(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 175/9CRR: 8.75 
Tabraiz Shamsi0 (2)
Junior Dala2 (3)
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-33-1
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-32-0

6:17pm That is all from us tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We'll see you in two days for the next match. Good night!

Virat Kohli: The injury was early on in the innings. It was in the glutes while taking a single. Thankfully it wasn't a hamstring. So I went off before I would tear a muscle. It was a really good wicket to bat on. Rohit and Shikhar were outstanding at the top. It was a total team batting performance and in the end Bhuvi showing his experience - all in all it was a good team effort. We were looking to do this in T20s for a long. It was one of our most balanced performances. You have to give credit to South Africa for their slog-overs bowling. We were thinking 220 in the 16th over but when Dhoni got out we had to pull it back. In the end it was a winning score. We wanna make the most of the time we have left here. It's an opportunity to play for your country every time and we have fresh faces who are looking for those opportunities at all times so there's a new motivation every time.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: It's amazing to get five in a T20. I just wanted to bowl in the good areas and it's a result of that. Seeing how they were bowling and how the wicket was, we planned our bowling and it worked for us. I enjoy bowling in the tough situations (at the start and end of the innings). The knuckle ball (with the seam up) is something I've been working on for almost a year. Nowadays you need to figure out new ways to get wickets.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match.

JP Duminy: Very disappointed. I think in terms of the first six overs with the fall we're always looking to take some wickets. And they're going to get boundaries. I was happy in fact. But we couldn't get any partnerships in. Pretty happy with our plans but we didn't get the lines right. I thought we could get over the line chasing this target but we didn't put the partnerships together. Very happy with the new guys. You can't fault them, it's up to us experienced batsmen.


WATCH - Phehlukwayo caught at cover (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

Chinmay Jariwal: "Considering the nature of pitch, Bhuvi should be named man of the match."

Balashankar: "Bhuvi is like the new age Dravid. Go out there, do what the team needs, nothing else matters. No big smiles, no big celebrations. "

Sada: "Dhawan gloved and SA didn't hear or appeal, could have been the difference :)"

5:57pm India go 1-0 ahead. South Africa were only in this game for brief periods. They pulled India back at the end with their bowling, and they won a period in the middle with their batting. But India had too much firepower to allow them to run away with this. Shikhar Dhawan to start, Bhuvneshwar Kumar to end. Another collapse added to the hosts' unenviable list. Bumrah and Unadkat hit good lengths to contain South Africa's attack and Bhuvneshwar put an end to all nerves with three wickets in the 18th over to go with a run out. Career-best figures for him today. Stick around for the presentation.

19.6
Unadkat to Shamsi, no run

bouncer outside off, goes for the hook, beaten

WATCH - Morris out first ball (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

19.5
Unadkat to Shamsi, no run

slower ball, good length and outside off. Swings across the line and misses

Goes around

19.4
W
Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, OUT

slower ball at a length outside off. Steps out to try and clear long-off. Ends up slicing it into the covers and Chahal takes

Andile Phehlukwayo c Chahal b Unadkat 13 (16m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.5
19.3
2
Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, 2 runs

slower ball dug short at middle stump. Pulled firmly to deep square's right where Bhuvneshwar puts in a slide to stop it and relays to Pandya at deep midwicket

WATCH - Klaasen holes out at long-on (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

19.2
Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, no run

slower ball at a length outside off, looks to chop it through the covers but gets an inside edge towards the keeper

19.1
4
Unadkat to Phehlukwayo, FOUR runs

keeps the tie Super Over alive. Yorker on off stump, backs away and swings for it. Thick outside edge for a four to third man

end of over 1910 runs
SA: 169/8CRR: 8.89 RRR: 35.00
Junior Dala2 (3)
Andile Phehlukwayo7 (4)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-32-0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-24-5

WATCH - Hendricks top-edges a heave (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

18.6
Bumrah to Dala, no run

yorker again. Opens the face and gets it to point on the bounce

18.5
1
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

yorker. Off stump. Single to long-off

18.4
1
Bumrah to Dala, 1 run

follows him down leg side with a yorker. He pokes into the leg side

18.3
1
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

yorker at off stump, gets the front leg out of the way and squeezes it to extra cover

18.2
1
Bumrah to Dala, 1 run

back of a length and in at off stump. Nudges it wide of point for the single

18.1
1
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, 1 run

gets the yorker right this time. Nails it at an off stump line and the batsman can only get this down to long-off

Free-hit

18.1
5nb
Bumrah to Phehlukwayo, (no ball) FOUR runs

beamerat an off stump line gets the glove of the batsman and Dhoni can't stop with his pads. Whew, that was scary. Short third man won't cut it off

end of over 185 runs • 4 wickets
SA: 159/8CRR: 8.83 RRR: 22.50
Andile Phehlukwayo0 (0)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-24-5
Hardik Pandya 4-0-45-1

Sanket Kumar: "This is the advantage of a quick start. India seem to have the extra 20 runs due the powerful start by the top 3. This should be the approach going forward!"

17.6
W
Bhuvneshwar to Paterson, 1 run, OUT

back of a length outisde off, chopped to point's right...who leaps to his right and gets a hand to cut out the speed on this. Then recovers to pick up and send in a flat throw above the stumps at the striker's end. During the course of all this, the batsmen have somehow though there's a second there. Not even close. Pandya's brilliance gives India a fourth wicket in the over

Dane Paterson run out (Pandya/†Dhoni) 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.5
W
Bhuvneshwar to Morris, OUT

holes out to long-on! Morris gone, it's a five-for for Bhuvneshwar and he's on a hat-trick too. Talk about ending the match in one over. It's a slower ball at a length on off stump. He looks to clear long-on too but miscues the shot. Raina has to run in this time and he catches with his fingertips

Chris Morris c Raina b Kumar 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.4
W
Bhuvneshwar to Klaasen, OUT

shuffles this time and cuts out the room for himself. Bhuvneshwar has bowled an overpitched ball that's there for the big hit, but Klaasen's weight is falling into the off side as he tries to clear long-on. Ends up hitting it straight to Suresh Raina who gets on one knee to take it with a reverse-cup. Career-best figures for the bowler.

Heinrich Klaasen c Raina b Kumar 16 (13m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200
17.3
2
Bhuvneshwar to Klaasen, 2 runs

slower ball at a length outside off. Backs away to try and punch this through extra cover. Done by change in pace, this goes towards long-on off the toe-end

17.2
2
Bhuvneshwar to Klaasen, 2 runs

overpitched on leg stump, driven to long-on's left and Phehlukwayo comes back for the second at the other end

17.1
W
Bhuvneshwar to Hendricks, OUT

top edge is gobbled up by Dhoni. Bhuvneshwar goes with the legcutter first up, on a good length wide outside off. He goes across the line and it deviates away from him enough. Top innings from Hendricks that has kept South Africa alive, but is this the match for India?

Reeza Hendricks c †Dhoni b Kumar 70 (79m 50b 8x4 1x6) SR: 140

Bhuvneshwar will bowl his last over now. South Africa need 50 off 18 balls. Hendricks is deep in the crease.

end of over 1715 runs
SA: 154/4CRR: 9.05 RRR: 16.66
Heinrich Klaasen12 (5)
Reeza Hendricks70 (49)
Hardik Pandya 4-0-45-1
Jasprit Bumrah 3-0-22-0

WATCH - Behardien caught at long-on (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

16.6
4
Hardik to Klaasen, FOUR runs

sliced over short third man. Seems to have made too much room once again but the offcutter finds itself coming in and catching the thick outside part of his attempted cut

Best performances - batters
Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan INDIA
72 runs (39)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
4 fours
1 six
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Reeza Hendricks portrait
RR Hendricks SA
70 runs (50)
8 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
5
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Junior Dala portrait
CJ Dala SA
O
4
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
11.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa v India 2018
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 652
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50 Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days18 February 2018 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen
Junior Dala
Junior Dala
Umpires
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Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
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Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
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