India vs South Africa , 1st T20 Highlights: IND Take 1-0 Lead After Comprehensive Win
IND vs SA 1st T20I

IND vs SA 1st T20I Highlights: Indian bowlers breathed fire and put South Africa under serious pressure with quick wickets. Big guns like David Miller, Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma were dismissed in single-digit scores. Aiden Markram looked good in the brief knock but couldn’t stay for long. Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel were the wicket takers but R Ashwin and Axar Patel also bowled well.

This is an excellent start for India, what powerplay they have had. South Africa have lost five wickets in the powerplay and look in massive trouble at the moment. Deepak Chahar started the downfall with the wicket of Temba Bavuma before Arshdeep Singh removed Quinton De Kock, Rilee Rossouw and David Miller in quick succession. Chahar returned to remove Tristan Stubbs to leave South Africa reeling.

Ind vs SA t20 toss updates, India captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to bowl in the IND vs SA T20 In Thiruvananthapuram. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are not playing for India. Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Deepak Chahar have been selected in the playing 11.

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Rohit Sharma-led India will be high on confidence after winning their previous series against Australia 2-1. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, all performed well in the series. However, the team will be concerned about their bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Harshal Patel, who have looked ordinary. Jasprit Bumrah played two games in the series and looked a bit rusty. This is the final opportunity for India to fix their jigsaw before the T20 World Cup.

South Africa is a tough team to face and India will be wary of the threat they pose. With players like David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, they will test India to the core. A win against South Africa will be a big boost for the Men in Blue ahead of the mega event in Australia.

Live Updates

  • 10:15 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Back-to-back half centuries by Suryakumar Yadav. 50 off 33 balls on a pitch where every other batter struggled. What a player he has been for India. KL Rahul sweeps Tabraiz Shamsi for a six and brings up his half-century. The six also seals the game for India as the hosts go 1-0 up in the series.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: India marching towards a thumping win, six by KL Raul bring the equation down to 21 off 33 balls.

  • 9:56 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: SIX! Lovely shot by Surya, he is cutting lose now. Overpitched delivery by Maharaj and lofts it over covers for a massive six.

  • 9:51 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: KL Rahul getting a move on. Short ball from Shamsi and Rahul has deposited it over deep square for a six. Spinners are not looking threatening enough, to be fair IND 62/2 in 11.3.

  • 9:46 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Much needed six for India, not in terms of reducing the runs but to break the shackles. IND 47/2 in 10

  • 9:41 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: IND need 66 runs in 65 ball, looks a very easy task but the bowling from South Africa have been top notch so this will take some doing

  • 9:32 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Eight overs of Shamsi and Maharaj will decide the fate of the game. It won’t be easy to score against the spinners on this two-paced wicket. IND 34/2 in 8

  • 9:24 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: SIX! Surya is lucky here. Wanted to hook the short ball, gets a thick edge as the ball goes over the third man for a six.

  • 9:22 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Well, well so here’s the big twist. Anrich Nortje gets Virat Kohli on the first ball of his spell. Short and wide, was there to be hit. Kohli goes for the cut shot but only manages an edge to the keeper. IND 17/2

  • 9:21 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: IND 17/1 in the powerplay, this is their lowest score in the powerplay in T20Is. Rabada and Wayne Parnell should be proud of what they have done.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: What a spell by Rabada. 3-1-6-1, sensational. South Africa are making Indian batters work hard for runs. IND 16/1 in 5.1

  • 9:11 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: This is an excellent start by South Africa, they are fighting hard. Just 11 runs in the first four overs. A wicket here and the game will be wide open again.

  • 9:07 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Rabada is breathing fire, a wicket and a brace off the third over. He is going to be a challenge for Indian batters. IND 11/1 in 3 overs.

  • 9:04 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: WICKET! How good Rabada has been, eight balls, zero runs and the wicket of Rohit Sharma. Testing line, nips away slightly after pitching. Rohit had no option but to play at it. Gets a healthy edge as Quinton de Kock grabs a good catch. IND 9/1 in 2.2

  • 9:02 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: End off a long over by Wayne Parnell, was wayward with his lines and bowled a few wides. But he did create an LBW opportunity but KL Rahul survived as it was umpire’s call on impact and hitting the wickets.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Excellent start by Kagiso Rabada, starts off with a maiden. Bowled with great control and kept KL Rahul in check. But India can afford to play a few overs like that, they are only chasing 107.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: It’s drizzling in Trivandrum but it’s not strong to force a delayed start. The players are out in the middle and the action is just minutes away.

  • 8:47 PM IST

  • 8:39 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: South Africa finish on 106/8, a below-par score one would feel. However, South Africa will take this given that they were 9/5 at one point of time. Keshav Maharaj played a significant role in taking South Africa past the 100-run mark.

  • 8:34 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: End of a fine knock by Keshav Maharaj, he goes for a well made 41. Full and straight by Harshal and Maharaj wanted to play through the covers, misses as his stumps are shattered. SA 101/8

  • 8:29 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: A boundary and a six to Keshav Maharaj. He is fighting hard to take South Africa to a total where they can give something to their bowlers. South Africa get closer to the 100-run mark. SA 94/7 in 18.3

  • 8:24 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: South Africa will be disappointed with this performance but there was little did they could have done against the Indian bowling today. Chahar, Arshdeep, and Ashwin, all have been brilliant.

  • 8:17 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Wicket! This was always coming, the pressure was building with dot balls. Parnell wanted to break the shackles and played a slog sweep to Axar Patel. The connection was not good as Suryakumar Yadav takes a good catch deep square. SA 72/7 in 16 overs.

  • 8:12 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Excellent over by Axar Patel, just two off it. South Africa are 61/6 in 14 overs, they need at least 60 off the last six. It won’t be easy by any means though.

  • 8:05 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: Indian bowling has silenced all the critics with this performance. Every bowler that has come in to bowl has been sensational.

  • 8:03 PM IST

  • 7:58 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: 10 overs are completed and South Africa’s innings are in shambles. They have lost six wickets with just 48 runs on the board. Keshav Maharaj and Wayne Parnell are at the crease, but it looks that South Africa will end up with a below par score here.

  • 7:48 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: OUT! another one bites the dust and South Africa are in massive trouble. Looked plumb as soon as it hit the pad. Markram walked across and missed a straight delivery. On-field umpire though that the ball was hit outside off, however, India opted for a review and got the wicket they wanted. SA 42/6 in 8

  • 7:45 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: India have opted for a LBW review against Markram, looks close

  • 7:43 PM IST

    IND vs SA 1st T20I Live Updates: This is not a high scoring, looks a double-pace wicket so South Africa will hope that if they can reach around 130, they can make a match out of it. SA 36/5 in 7.2