Match Over - India won by 28 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 18 Feb 2018, 14:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: B Kumar


  • Umpire1: AT Holdstock
  • Umpire2: S George
  • Third Umpire: BP Jele



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

South Africa



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


6:17pm That is all from us tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We'll see you in two days for the next match. Good night!

Virat Kohli: The injury was early on in the innings. It was in the glutes while taking a single. Thankfully it wasn't a hamstring. So I went off before I would tear a muscle. It was a really good wicket to bat on. Rohit and Shikhar were outstanding at the top. It was a total team batting performance and in the end Bhuvi showing his experience - all in all it was a good team effort. We were looking to do this in T20s for a long. It was one of our most balanced performances. You have to give credit to South Africa for their slog-overs bowling. We were thinking 220 in the 16th over but when Dhoni got out we had to pull it back. In the end it was a winning score. We wanna make the most of the time we have left here. It's an opportunity to play for your country every time and we have fresh faces who are looking for those opportunities at all times so there's a new motivation every time.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: It's amazing to get five in a T20. I just wanted to bowl in the good areas and it's a result of that. Seeing how they were bowling and how the wicket was, we planned our bowling and it worked for us. I enjoy bowling in the tough situations (at the start and end of the innings). The knuckle ball (with the seam up) is something I've been working on for almost a year. Nowadays you need to figure out new ways to get wickets.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match.

JP Duminy: Very disappointed. I think in terms of the first six overs with the fall we're always looking to take some wickets. And they're going to get boundaries. I was happy in fact. But we couldn't get any partnerships in. Pretty happy with our plans but we didn't get the lines right. I thought we could get over the line chasing this target but we didn't put the partnerships together. Very happy with the new guys. You can't fault them, it's up to us experienced batsmen.

WATCH - Phehlukwayo caught at cover (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

Chinmay Jariwal: "Considering the nature of pitch, Bhuvi should be named man of the match."

Balashankar: "Bhuvi is like the new age Dravid. Go out there, do what the team needs, nothing else matters. No big smiles, no big celebrations. "

Sada: "Dhawan gloved and SA didn't hear or appeal, could have been the difference :)"

5:57pm India go 1-0 ahead. South Africa were only in this game for brief periods. They pulled India back at the end with their bowling, and they won a period in the middle with their batting. But India had too much firepower to allow them to run away with this. Shikhar Dhawan to start, Bhuvneshwar Kumar to end. Another collapse added to the hosts' unenviable list. Bumrah and Unadkat hit good lengths to contain South Africa's attack and Bhuvneshwar put an end to all nerves with three wickets in the 18th over to go with a run out. Career-best figures for him today. Stick around for the presentation.

19.6JD Unadkat to T Shamsi, No run, bouncer outside off, goes for the hook, beaten.

WATCH - Morris out first ball (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

19.5JD Unadkat to T Shamsi, No run, slower ball, good length and outside off. Swings across the line and misses.
19.4JD Unadkat to AL Phehlukwayo, OUT, No run, slower ball at a length outside off. Steps out to try and clear long-off. Ends up slicing it into the covers and Chahal takes.
19.3JD Unadkat to AL Phehlukwayo, 2 runs, slower ball dug short at middle stump. Pulled firmly to deep square's right where Bhuvneshwar puts in a slide to stop it and relays to Pandya at deep midwicket.

WATCH - Klaasen holes out at long-on (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

19.2JD Unadkat to AL Phehlukwayo, No run, slower ball at a length outside off, looks to chop it through the covers but gets an inside edge towards the keeper.
19.1JD Unadkat to AL Phehlukwayo, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, keeps the tie Super Over alive. Yorker on off stump, backs away and swings for it. Thick outside edge for a four to third man.
End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 169/8 after 113 balls.
AL Phehlukwayo 7 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-32-0
CJ Dala 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Hendricks top-edges a heave (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)


End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 159/8 after 108 balls.
D Paterson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-24-5
AL Phehlukwayo 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sanket Kumar: "This is the advantage of a quick start. India seem to have the extra 20 runs due the powerful start by the top 3. This should be the approach going forward!"

End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 150/4 after 101 balls.
H Klaasen 8 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-41-1
RR Hendricks 70 (49b 8x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Behardien caught at long-on (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

Virat Kohli has a slight left hip problem. He is being monitored by the physio. Nothing serious. - BCCI

End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 139/4 after 96 balls.
RR Hendricks 68 (47b 8x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-22-0
H Klaasen 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 129/4 after 90 balls.
F Behardien 39 (27b 3x4 2x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-39-1
RR Hendricks 59 (42b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 9 runs this over. 121/3 after 84 balls.
F Behardien 38 (24b 3x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-12-0
RR Hendricks 52 (39b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Kohli is off the field with what seems to be to an ankle niggle

WATCH - Miller outfoxed by slower ball (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 112/3 after 78 balls.
RR Hendricks 51 (37b 5x4 1x6 ) JD Unadkat 3-0-27-0
F Behardien 30 (20b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Subramanian: "These two looks dangerous. India need to get rid of them soon. Could try Raina one over. They may go hard at him. There will be a chance to get wicket"

4 off 3 this over, not a bad return so far. Third man comes in.

Srashta: "The tactics of Ind with Chahal is appalling. He should bowl on the stumps be happy to go for a couple of sixes and get a couple of wickets. Isn't that what he did during the ODI s with great success?"

End of over 12. 14 runs this over. 103/3 after 71 balls.
RR Hendricks 47 (34b 5x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-31-0
F Behardien 25 (16b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 89/3 after 66 balls.
RR Hendricks 39 (32b 3x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-31-1
F Behardien 20 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 79/3 after 60 balls.
RR Hendricks 31 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-17-0
F Behardien 18 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 68/3 after 54 balls.
F Behardien 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-21-1
RR Hendricks 29 (25b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 61/3 after 48 balls.
RR Hendricks 27 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-6-0
F Behardien 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 51/3 after 40 balls.
RR Hendricks 20 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) HH Pandya 0-0-10-1
F Behardien 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 41/2 after 36 balls.
RR Hendricks 19 (17b 1x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-3-0
DA Miller 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 38/2 after 30 balls.
JP Duminy 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-19-2
RR Hendricks 19 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) more

WATCH - Smuts falls after bright start (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

Dhaval : "Well T20 has become so much of a batsmen's game that we tend to criticize them if they don't score much in the end overs inspite of 200 on the board and completely forget to appreciate good bowling."

Interesting that Bhuvneshwar is bowling three.

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 35/1 after 24 balls.
JP Duminy 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 2-0-18-0
RR Hendricks 17 (12b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 30/1 after 18 balls.
RR Hendricks 15 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-16-1
JP Duminy 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 16/0 after 11 balls.
JT Smuts 9 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 1-0-10-0
RR Hendricks 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dishant: "in the middle overs even Dhawan slowed down, so lets not be too critical of Pandey, it was SA who bowled better"

End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 6 balls.
JT Smuts 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-6-0
RR Hendricks 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JT SmutsC S Dhawan B B Kumar1413930155.56
RR HendricksC MS Dhoni B B Kumar70795081140
JP DuminyC SK Raina B B Kumar31170042.86
DA MillerC S Dhawan B HH Pandya98501180
F BehardienC MK Pandey B YS Chahal39372732144.44
H KlaasenC SK Raina B B Kumar1613811200
AL PhehlukwayoC YS Chahal B JD Unadkat1316820162.5
CH MorrisC SK Raina B B Kumar02100-
D PatersonRun out HH Pandya,MS Dhoni 12100100
CJ Dalanot out 21130066.67
T Shamsinot out 02200-
Total 175/9
B Kumar4.002456
JD Unadkat4.003318.25
JJ Bumrah4.003208
HH Pandya4.0045111.25
YS Chahal4.003919.75