The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and South Africa was played in Mohali, which was won by the Indian team. Team India defeated South Africa by seven wickets on the strength of Virat Kohli's strong half-century. With this victory, Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in this series.
In this match, Captain Kohli recorded a special record in his name. He has become the first batsman to score 50 or more runs in T20 International cricket by playing a brilliant half-century of 72 runs with the help of four fours and three sixes in 52 balls. He has done 50 or more runs in T20 international cricket 22 times. In this case, he left behind Rohit Sharma (21). He has become the first batsman to score the most runs in cricket's short format T20. He has 2441 names in T20 international cricket, in this case, Rohit Sharma (2434) is second.
In this match, Team India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the visiting team scored 149 runs in their 20 overs losing 5 wickets on the basis of a half-century from captain Quinton Dickock. At the same time, the Indian team, chasing the target of 150 runs, won the match by 7 wickets in 19 overs on the basis of 72 runs of captain Virat Kohli.
South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (C/WK), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (DEBUT), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin (DEBUT), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje (DEBUT), Tabraiz Shamsi
India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini