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  • 10:27 PM IST

    18.6 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, 1 run, 1 run.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    18.5 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR, FOUR! Streaky boundary but it might just be the final nail in the Indian coffin!

  • 10:26 PM IST

    18.4 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, leg byes, 2 runs, TWO LEG BYES! NOT OUT! Patel serves a low dipping full toss on middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen steps down and across to slog-sweep it but misses and gets rapped on the pads. An appeal for LBW but nothing given. Patel convinces Pant to take it upstairs and Ball Tracking shows the batter came well out and also the impact was outside off. 

  • 10:25 PM IST

    A huge, huge appeal from the bowler for lbw but the umpire remains unmoved. At this stage, Rishabh Pant just has to go for the review and does just that. The third umpire checks UltraEdge first and there’s no spike on it. The impact is deemed as umpire’s call, just outside off and beyond 2 meters as well. So, the on-field decision stands and South Africa can breather a sigh of relief.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    18.3 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, no run, This is full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen skips down and swings across but fails to connect.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    18.2 Harshal Patel to David Miller, 1 run, On the pads, whipped to deep square leg for a single.

  • 10:23 PM IST

    18.1 Harshal Patel to David Miller, no run, Too full and on off. Miller jams it out back to Patel.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    17.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR, FOUR MORE! A length ball, angling across, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen again looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge and it goes past the diving keeper to third man for a boundary. 12 needed now.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    17.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR, FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen steps out early. Kumar serves a gentle length ball, outside off. Rassie looks to cut but gets an outside edge over point for a boundary.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    A bit of a delay here as Rassie van der Dussen calls for a drink and the 12th man rushes out with a bit of hydration. It is warm out there for sure.

  • 10:19 PM IST

    17.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX, SIX! Rassie van der Dussen has come alive, late but in just time! The stand is now 111! This is full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen stays back and pummels it over cow corner for a biggie. Given his score now, no one will believe how badly he was struggling in the early phase. 20 needed in 14 balls.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    17.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Miller, 1 run, Outside off, on a length. Miller strokes it to cover for a sharp single.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    17.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Miller, no run, On a length and outside off. Miller mistimes his punch to cover.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    17.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Miller, wide, 1 run, Wide! Kumar stays away from the arc and serves it way outside off. Miller slashes and misses. Rishabh Pant collects and appeals and takes the review after getting a no from the umpire. Pant is having a chat with Miller and goes back to his position as the replay shows there was nothing on the UltraEdge.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    17.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to David Miller, SIX, SIX! KILLER MILLER! What an innings this is from him! This is full and on off, in the slot for Miller and he punishes it straightaway. Hits it over long on for a biggie. Now, pressure straight back on Bhuvi. 

  • 10:14 PM IST

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-0-21-3) to bowl out here. Also, the innings timer shows that India are one over behind and they have to get a move on to get the overs completed in regulation time.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    16.6 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, no run, Excellent delivery but 22 have come off the over! A yorker, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen fails to jam it out. 34 needed in 18 balls.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    16.5 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX, SIX! Out off the middle! Fifty for Rassie van der Dussen! From struggling once and getting a life once, he has stepped to the occasion! Short in length, slower and on off. Rassie van der Dussen steps across and pulls it hard over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 

  • 10:12 PM IST

    16.4 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, no run, Dot balls are gold right now for India! Length ball, slower and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to pull across but misses.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    16.3 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR, FOUR! 16 off the first three! Just what South Africa wanted! Short of a length and on middle, slower but Rassie van der Dussen reads it quickly and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    16.2 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX, SIX! Two in a row for Rassie van der Dussen! He knows how to be a hero from zero! A full toss again, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen will any day smash this out of the park as he hits this one behind square on the leg side. 

  • 10:09 PM IST

    16.1 Harshal Patel to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX, SIX! Well, for now, the drop catch is proving costly! Patel comes ’round the wicket and serves a full toss, across off stump. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across and swings hard and connects well to hit over cow corner for a biggie. 

  • 10:07 PM IST

    Harshal Patel (2-0-15-1) is back into the attack.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    15.6 Avesh Khan to David Miller, no run, A widish yorker, way outside off. Miller leaves it alone. That was well inside the tramline.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    15.5 Avesh Khan to David Miller, FOUR, FOUR! While one side Rassie van der Dussen is struggling badly, David Miller is keeping his team in the race! On a length and on off. Miller hangs back and pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    15.4 Avesh Khan to Rassie van der Dussen, leg byes, 1 run, Leg bye! A yorker tailing on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen fails to tuck it away and it goes off the pads and to fine leg for a leg bye. Khan appeals but that was clearly going down.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    15.3 Avesh Khan to David Miller, 1 run, Length ball, on off. Miller tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    15.2 Avesh Khan to Rassie van der Dussen, 1 run, Dropped! Shreyas Iyer of all the people drops a dolly! Bangs a slower ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it but straight to deep mid-wicket where Shreyas Iyer doesn’t move an inch but drops a sitter. Could this be a blessing in disguise for India?

  • 10:03 PM IST

    15.1 Avesh Khan to David Miller, 1 run, A low full toss, outside off, pushed to long off for a single.

India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs SA 1st T20I match Live cricket score at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Arun Jaitley Stadium

India vs South Africa Live Cricket Score and Updates: IND vs SA 1st T20I match Live cricket score at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Ishan Kishan slammed 76 while Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya applied finishing touches to power India to a gigantic 211/4 in 20 overs against South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Thursday.

On a pitch where bowlers got some help, Kishan, Pant and Pandya played blistering knocks to post the highest total for India against South Africa in T20Is.

Asked to bat, India amassed 51 runs from power-play, which was a mix of luck being on their side and some scintillating shots. Keshav Maharaj went for 13 in his opening over, an outer edge off Kishan’s bat beat short third man while on the very next ball, the left-hander danced down the pitch to loft over extra cover.

Luck continued to favour India as Ruturaj Gaikwad tried to hook but the top-edge went over fine leg off Anrich Nortje’s pace. Both Nortje and Rabada were able to beat the edge of the bat with some away-shape and bounce on back of the length balls. But India pushed forward with some scintillating stroke play as Kishan placed a straight drive down the ground and had luck when Rabada squared him up, but the outer edge ran through third man.

Nortje came in for further attack in final over of power-play as Kishan slammed him for boundaries – a late cut went through third man, followed by a drilling a drive through the gap on the off-side. Post powerplay, Gaikwad fell when he lobbed a pull to mid-off off Parnell.

Kishan, though, continued to accelerate with boundaries – a punch through the off-side was followed by a ferocious drive past Dwaine Pretorius. Shreyas Iyer began by dealing in sixes, coming down the pitch and depositing Tabraiz Shamsi over long-on thrice. He got a life on 25 when Quinton de Kock missed his stumping off Maharaj.

Kishan brought up his fifty in 37 balls by dragging Maharaj for a mighty slog-sweep over mid-wicket for six. He further tore into Maharaj in the 13th over, depositing back-to-back sixes with slog sweep and pull over mid-wicket fence twice.

Kishan went on hit successive boundaries, lofting over the bowler’s head and smashing a flat hit along the ground. But Maharaj had the last laugh as Kishan holed out to long-on. From being 28 off 15 balls, Iyer endured a slowdown before being bowled by an off-cutter from Pretorius for 36 off 27 balls.

Pant, who got great applause from the home crowd, began by straight-lofting Parnell for four. He then unleashed carnage on Pretorius in the 17th over, heaving over his head for a six followed by evading diving long-on for another six and closing the over with slice over cover for four.

Pandya, his deputy, whipped Parnell for four over mid-wicket and followed it up with a short-arm jab over long-on for six. Rabada came under thrashing from Pandya in the 19th over, when the right-hander lofted over long-on for six and squeezed a yorker past short fine leg to bring up India’s 200.

Nortje had Pant caught out in the final over to cover before Pandya smacked a six over long-on to help India post the highest T20I score at this venue.

Brief Scores: India 211/4 in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 76, Shreyas Iyer 36; Wayne Parnell 1/32, Dwaine Pretorius 1/35) against South Africa