Match Over - India won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 18 Sep 2019, 15:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: V Kohli


  • Umpire1: AK Chaudhary
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: Nitin Menon



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

South Africa

10.35 pm: Well that's a wrap for this game. Kohli got yet another Man of the Match award, in yet another successful chase, staying not out yet again and steering India home. He's never going to get tired of doing this, obviously. He's also become the leading run-getter in T20Is over the course of that knock. Can Rohit Sharma over-take him again? Can South Africa pull back to level what has become a two-match series now? Join us for the third T20I to find out. Meanwhile, on behalf of Chandan and Karthik too, this is Saurabh signing off.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match: You reminded me of the best T20 game of my career so I got extra motivation from that (on the World T20 match against Australia, to Manjrekar). Slightly different pitch today. That's always going to be a sweet memory, but this one's nice as well. Bowlers showed lot of character. The pitch was very good and they got off to a good start so it was an outstanding effort from the bowler to pull the game back from us. That's exactly what we're looking at, try out new people and see who stands up under pressure. (On his consistency) It's the badge in front of my shirt. It's a pride to play for my country so whatever it takes to get over the line, I will do. Get the team across the line anyhow. If you want to make your team win, you'll find a way.

Quinton de Kock: I think we got off to a good start. Towards the end they bowled pretty well, they understood the conditions a lot quicker than we did. (On the debutants) There was a lot of pressure coming in for some of the new guys and I thought they played really well. Obviously we didn't get a winning start but I thought they held their nerve very well. Unfortunately when there was pace on the ball it looked like it was easier to bat on, so it was about taking the pace off. But then they batted really well. I've had some time off since the World Cup so I was nice and refreshed and quite hungry to get out there.

10.28 pm: Time for the presentations now.

Meanwhile, that innings by Kohli has taken him to the top of the heap amongst T20I run-getters. Just another peak conquered. He's now 7 runs ahead of his vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who he went past today.

Sundar S: "Looks like all of SA are in India. The men's and women's senior teams, the men's A team. Where is their u19 team?" - Indeed. Don't think their U-19 side are travelling at the moment though!

10.23 pm: The presentations are still to come, but we also have football action coming your way in the UEFA Champions League. Here's a little taster for the biggie tonight - Real Madrid v PSG.

Shikhar Dhawan: I was timing the ball well and enjoying batting. Good to get a good start in the home season. We practice a lot against that pace in the nets (145kph plus). It was lovely to see Rohit hitting those sixes and lovely to feel those drives and cuts that I hit. It was an unbelievable catch (that got him out) and you have to smile. I really appreciated Miller's effort. I hit it hard, it wasn't a lofted shot and it was a tremendous catch.

10.16 pm: Fairly straightforward chase for India, who were always in control. This target was completely in the Kohli 'comfort zone' range, which meant he could direct the chase on auto-pilot almost. He still showed some breath-taking timing and shot-making, which would have given great joy to the packed crowd at Mohali. The bowlers set up a chase where India never had to get out of third gear. South Africa's bowlers by contrast, didn't find the same movement and grip that India's did. Dew? Or just India's batsmen being better? Bit of both perhaps. The only batsman for the visitors who looked in command was Quinton de Kock, who was sent on his way courtesy what turned out to be the second best catch of the day - by Kohli again.

18.6BC Fortuin to SS Iyer, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, finishes off the match by skipping down the track and getting to the pitch to drill a bullet straight drive into the fence..
18.5BC Fortuin to V Kohli, 1 run, comes down the track again and pushes it to long-on.
18.4BC Fortuin to V Kohli, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, down the track and his timing has been surreal all through. Picks it up and carts him over long-on without even a big flourish of the bat.
18.3BC Fortuin to SS Iyer, 1 run, gives himself room to whip, and it takes the bottom of the bat to roll past the keeper.
18.2BC Fortuin to V Kohli, 1 run, fired into the pads, and he goes back and clips through midwicket.
18.1BC Fortuin to V Kohli, No run, flat on the stumps, down the track, bunted back to the bowler.
End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 138/3 after 108 balls.
SS Iyer 11 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 3-0-24-0
V Kohli 64 (48b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 131/3 after 102 balls.
V Kohli 57 (44b 4x4 1x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 3-0-20-1
SS Iyer 11 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 120/3 after 96 balls.
V Kohli 47 (39b 2x4 1x6 ) BC Fortuin 3-0-19-1
SS Iyer 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 115/3 after 90 balls.
SS Iyer 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) A Nortje 3-0-27-0
V Kohli 44 (36b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 105/3 after 84 balls.
SS Iyer 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) BC Fortuin 2-0-14-1
V Kohli 41 (34b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 101/2 after 78 balls.
V Kohli 40 (32b 2x4 1x6 ) A Nortje 2-0-17-0
RR Pant 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 96/2 after 72 balls.
V Kohli 37 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) T Shamsi 3-0-19-1
RR Pant 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 89/1 after 66 balls.
S Dhawan 39 (29b 4x4 1x6 ) BC Fortuin 1-0-10-0
V Kohli 32 (25b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 78/1 after 59 balls.
V Kohli 30 (23b 2x4 1x6 ) T Shamsi 2-0-11-0
S Dhawan 30 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 15 runs this over. 72/1 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 27 (20b 2x4 1x6 ) D Pretorius 3-0-27-0
S Dhawan 28 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 57/1 after 48 balls.
S Dhawan 23 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) T Shamsi 1-0-5-0
V Kohli 17 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 52/1 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 14 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 2-0-12-0
S Dhawan 21 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 47/1 after 35 balls.
S Dhawan 19 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 2-0-9-1
V Kohli 12 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 41/1 after 30 balls.
S Dhawan 19 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) D Pretorius 1-0-8-0
V Kohli 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 33/1 after 24 balls.
V Kohli 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AL Phehlukwayo 1-0-3-1
S Dhawan 18 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 30/0 after 18 balls.
RG Sharma 12 (11b 0x4 2x6 ) K Rabada 2-0-17-0
S Dhawan 15 (7b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 13 runs this over. 21/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 12 (9b 0x4 2x6 ) A Nortje 1-0-13-0
S Dhawan 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 4 balls.
S Dhawan 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) K Rabada 0-0-7-0
RG Sharma 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RG SharmaLBW AL Phehlukwayo12211202100
S DhawanC DA Miller B T Shamsi40563141129.03
V Kohlinot out 72665243138.46
RR PantC T Shamsi B BC Fortuin41150080
SS Iyernot out 16201420114.29
HH Pandya -
RA Jadeja -
KH Pandya -
Washington Sundar -
DL Chahar -
NA Saini -
Total 151/3
K Rabada3.002408
A Nortje3.002709
AL Phehlukwayo3.002016.67
D Pretorius3.002709
T Shamsi3.001916.33
BC Fortuin4.003218