Indian skipper Virat Kohli is live wire on the field. Kohli came up with a splendid catch to dismiss his counterpart, Quinton de Kock. The South African skipper wanted to go for a big shot but he was beaten on pace by Navdeep Saini. The left-hander got a top edge and Kohli dived full length to take a stunning one-handed catch at mid-off.
However, Kohli had to leave the field in the fag end of the innings when he launched the throw from the deep. Kohli seemed to pull his back and went off the field. Thus, Rohit Sharma took over the captaincy baton from Kohli in the last few overs.
It was a stunner from Kohli.
Meanwhile, South Africa posted 149 runs on the board after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first. The visitors got off to a decent start as Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks added 31 runs for the opening stand.
However, Hendricks was not able to get going. The right-hander tried to take on Deepak Chahar but could not get the elevation and was caught by Washington Sundar at mid-on.
The Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock was able to get going and scored three fours against Navdeep Saini. On the other hand, Temba Bavuma who was making his T20I debut – launched his attack on Hardik Pandya.
The Indian all-rounder who is making a comeback to international cricket after World Cup was wayward in his line and length.
India was sluggish in the field and Temba Bavuma and de Kock added 57 runs for the second wicket. However, the hosts were able to make a solid comeback as they bamboozled the visitors with a good mixture of pace. But, Andile Phelulkwayo and Dwaine Pretorious added the finishing touches to help South Africa post a competitive score.