Quinton de Kock scored 56 crucial runs and retired mid-innings © AFP (FIle Photo)
Quinton de Kock scored 56 crucial runs and retired mid-innings © AFP (FIle Photo)

South Africa opener Quinton de Kock scored 56 crucial runs and retired mid-innings, against hosts India in the ICC World T20 2016 warm-up tie at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur on Saturday. Currently, South Africa are 117 for the loss of two wicket in 13 overs, with JP Duminy on 35 and David Miller on four. Earlier, South Africa won the otss and elcted to bat first. As this is a warm-up tie, the full 15-member squad is eligible to play the match, and the match is being not counted as an international game under the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Full cricket scorecard: India vs South Africa, ICC World T20 2016, warm-up match at Mumbai

India face off against South Africa in the ICC World T20 2016 warm-up match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Saturday. South Africa have been in good form in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) over the last few months, but were recently outdone by Australia at home. Interestingly, South Africa had beaten India in India, and India then beat Australia in Australia, before Australia beat South Africa in South Africa. As a result of this stone-paper-scissors scenario it is tough to decide which of the three teams hold an advantage over the others. In any case, India and South Africa will get some practice against each other at Wankhede. Full cricket updates: India vs South Africa, ICC World T20 2016, warm-up match at Mumbai

India are the favourites going into the match, but not by much. South Africa have an excellent team full of players who can single-handedly turn the match around. If the Proteas can overcome their problems against spin they will fare a much better chance to stunning the all-conquering hosts. India will want a repeat of their performance against West Indies, with their other batsmen batsmen getting a chance this time. It should be a close contest at Wankhede.