As India scripts history by winning the first-ever T20 match against South Africa on Indian soil, Men in Blue have kicked-off their journey in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020. As per the tradition at PCA Stadium, Mohali, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first, as even a kid knows that Virat himself is a chasing machine. India restricted the Proteas on a fighting total of 149/5.
This total is comprised of a magnificent half-century from the newly appointed skipper Quinton De Kock, and some sensational batting by debutant Temba Bavuma (49), who was inch closer to smash a half-century on his debut. Quinton De Kock was in tremendous form, but couldn’t turn his score into a biggie, as Virat Kohli plucked out a specky. The single-handed catch was just phenomenal, with body flying in the air. However, the team managed to make a fighting total.
But, the monstrous start from Rohit Sharma with two sixes, built pressure over the Proteas, however they got a breakthrough, while Andile Phehlukwayo dismissed Rohit Sharma. Getting plumbed on the crouched back pad in front of the middle stump, Sharma Ji had to depart.Afterward it was Kohli, who made a partnership with another Delhite – Shikhar Dhawan. The duo took away the match so far, that it was clear that these two will finish the game by themselves and suddenly there was a sound – Catch!!!
Killer Miller nailed it with a stunning catch, which was even named as the catch of the year, or maybe century by the Indian commentators. Dhawan couldn’t believe it, Kohli was in shock, it was just Miller who was smiling. However, it was too late, despite the next wicket of Rishabh Pant, Proteas couldn’t stop the run-machine Virat Kohli and therefore, they lost the match. Now, India is leading the series by 1-0. The final T20 match will be played at M Chinnaswammy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.