IND vs SA Live Updates: Shikhar Dhawan gives a quick interview to Sanjay Manjrekar, says that it was a good start for them and he was enjoying his batting. Feels it's good to get a good start to the home season and is looking forward to more of the same. On facing the South African quicks, Dhawan replies that they practice a lot against good pace in the nets and that's why they can counter the pace of the South African speedsters. Adds that it's a good feeling to hit the balls nicely. On the catch that dismissed him, Dhawan says that it was an unbelievable catch and tells that he just appreciated Miller's effort in his smile as he walked back.
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Game over! India wins by 7 wickets. Fuller ball on middle, Iyer hammers this down the ground and beats the long-on fielder. India (151/3) beat South Africa (149/5) by 7 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Kohli 72*, Dhawan 40
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! That should seal the game. On middle and leg, Kohli dances down the track and lifts this over the long-on fence for a maximum. Just having some fun it seems is the Indian skipper. With the six, Virat Kohli has become leading run-scorer in the T20 internationals.
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Audacious hit from the Indian captain against one of the world's most feared bowlers - Kagiso Rabada. What a shot this was. On the pads, Kohli flicks it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Rabada's first ball to him and Kohli has hammered him for a six. India 137/3 in 18.1 overs, need 13 to win vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! Through point this time. Short ball outside off, Kohli rocks back and crunches the square cut. The ball races to the deep point fence.
FOUR! Imperious from the skipper! Another half-century for Virat Kohli. He just relishes during the run chases and he is proving that again. He loves Mohali, doesn't he. Good length ball outside off, Kohli makes room and punches it through the covers for a boundary. A top shot to get to his half-century. India 125/3 in 16.1 overs, need 25 more to win vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! Nicely played from Iyer! Good length ball outside off, Iyer guides this towards the third man region for a boundary. IND 111/3 in 14.3 overs vs SA (149/5)
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Bjorn Fortuin removes Rishabh Pant for 4. Poor shot selection? That was a poor ball, he could've hammered it anywhere on the leg side but all he can do is find the short fine leg fielder. It was a dragged down delivery down the leg side, Pant goes back to pull but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes straight to Shamsi at short fine leg. Maiden T20I wicket for Fortuin. Maybe not the kind of delivery he would've wanted a wicket but he will take it. India 104/3 in 13.5 overs, need 46 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Smoked by Dhawan. Fortuin bowls this fuller on middle, it is in the slot for Dhawan. He gets into the position and slog sweeps it way over the mid-wicket fence. India 89/1 in 11 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
7 from the over. Quicker one outside off, Kohli drives it left of Shamsi. The bowler throws is left-hand makes a half stop. The ball goes towards mid-on and a run is taken. India 79/1 in 10 overs, need 71 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! Dhawan into the act now! A fuller ball around middle, Dhawan takes a step forward and lifts it over the bowler's head and into the fence. Superb timing from Dhawan this time.
SIX! Up and over! Magnificent shot from the skipper! Fullish ball outside off, Kohli dances down the track and lifts it over the cover fence. What timing from King Kohli. India 63/1 in 8.1 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Review time! South Africa have taken a review for Caught behind against Virat Kohli! It looks like that it has gone off the pads. Let us see what happens.
FOUR! Marvellous from the Indian skipper! Good length ball around off, Kohli leans into the drive and times his cover drive magically. The ball races to the fence in no time. India 45/1 in 5.2 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! Kohli special! Fuller ball around off, Kohli uses his wrists and flicks it through the mid-on and mid-wicket gap and into the fence. First boundary for the Indian skipper. IND 40/1 in 4.5 overs, need 110 to win vs SA (149/5)
OUT! Andile Phehlukwayo removes Rohit Sharma for 12. Phehlukwayo breaks the opening stand as he has got Rohit plumb in front of the stumps. Phehlukwayo dishes a fuller ball on middle, Rohit goes to flick but he is early into the shot. He misses to get any bat and is rapped in front of the timbers. Phehlukwayo appeals and the umpire doesn't take much time to raise the finger. The Ball Tracker arrives and shows that it was dead in front. A crucial wicket for the visitors as Rohit was looking in good touch. India 33/1 in 4 overs, need 117 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! This time it's Dhawan's turn to join the action. Back-to-back boundaries for the left-hander. Rabada goes wide on a good length, Dhawan opens the bat face and through the slip cordon and into the third man fence. IND 29/0 in 2.3 overs vs SA (149/5)
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Second maximum of the over, Rohit is timing the ball gloriously, what a player in white-ball cricket he is. A massive one from Rohit. Nortje bowls another short ball on middle and leg. Rohit gets in position and pulls it disdainfully into the mid-wicket fence. Don't dare bowling Rohit on that line. India 21/0 in 1.5 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
FOUR! First boundary of the innings for India. Shortish ball around off, Dhawan cuts it through point and the ball races to the fence. Nortje at third man hares at the ball, makes a diving stop. That looked close to the fence as he might have touched the rope while trying to pull the ball back into the play. The third umpire looks at it and signals a four. A great effort from the fielder but in vain. Dhawan is off the mark with that boundary. India 8/0 in 1 over, need 142 runs to win vs South Africa (149/5)
WIDE! Another one down the leg side. Rohit looks to flick but the ball keeps going away from him. QdK can't gather it cleanly behind the wicket and allows a leg bye as the ball goes towards short fine leg. India 3/0 in 0.4 overs vs South Africa (149/5)
We are back for the run chase! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their out to the middle along with the South African players. India need 150 runs to win. Will they be able to do it? Kagiso Rabada will start with the ball for the visitors.
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: For the hosts, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Hardik Pandya were excellent in the final overs. In the spin department, Washington Sundar, and Jadeja made sure the run-scoring was always under check. With dew coming into the picture during the run chase, the Indians will fancy the chase with the kind of batting lineup they have.
A last over flourish would mean that South Africa has a total to defend. They were pushed back by the Indian bowler during the middle overs but they would take this score after the crumble. Skipper Quinton de Kock along with Reeza Hendricks started the innings with a bang. The Protea skipper looked on song from the start and raked up a top-notch half-century. He along with Bavuma added a crucial 57-run stand. The visitors were looking on track but the wicket of de Kock brought down the run rate and good smart bowling from the Indians strangled the run-scoring.
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! Bam! Another slower ball disappears over the fence. A very good finish for the South Africans. 16 runs from the over. A slower ball around middle and leg, Pretorius clears his front leg and wallops it into the mid-wicket fence. South Africa end with 149 runs on the board. SA 149/5 in 20 overs vs IND. De Kock 52, Bavuma 49, Chahar 2/22
Finally a six, much-needed one for the visitors! Slower ball on middle, slightly shortish, Phehlukwayo reads it well this time and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. A much needed six for the visitors. SA 140/5 in 19.3 overs vs IND
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Hardik Pandya knocks over David Miller for 18. Big wicket for India. no Miller carnage then. A slower ball has done the trick for the Indians again. Miller is looking for quick runs as he goes for the wild slog. This is a slower one on middle, Miller goes for the slow but he has been beaten for the pace. He goes too early into the shot and misses. The ball goes to shatter the woodwork behind. South Africa 130/5 in 18.2 overs vs India
OUT! Deepak Chahar removes Temba Bavuma for 49. No half-century for Bavuma as Jadeja takes a sitter at long-on. A slower one deceives the batsman again. Bavuma mistimed a few shots in the last over as well and the pressure got better of him this time. This is a length ball outside off, Bavuma wants to drag it down the leg side and whip it over the mid-wicket fence. But he finds Jadeja at long-on. SA 126/4 in 17.2 overs vs IND
IND vs SA Live Updates: SIX! That's outta here, Killer Miller in action here in Mohali. He goes inside out to this floated delivery outside off and lofts this over the extra cover fence for a maximum. It is not easy to play these kinds of shots and Miller has played this perfectly. South Africa 121/3 in 16 overs vs India
South Africa are looking to keep the wickets at the moment so that they launch an attack in the final overs against India. Fuller one on off, Bavuma works it towards mid-wicket with a gentle push and takes a quick couple. Great running between the wickets, 7 from the over. SA 104/3 in 14 overs vs IND
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja gets his first one as another one departs for South Africa - Dussen goes for 1. Jadeja takes a superb catch on his follow-through. Jadeja bowls this quicker around the middle, Dussen looks to work it down the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs right of Jadeja who takes the catch nicely. South Africa 90/3 in 12.1 overs vs IND
OUT! Navdeep Saini removes Quinton de Kock for 52. But the wicket actually belongs to the Indian skipper who takes a stunner to send his counterpart packing. An absolute blinder from Kohli. QdK was looking dangerous and needed someone to something special and who better than Kohli to do that. Saini bowls a back of a length ball, de Kock looks to pull but he is early into the shot. The ball balloons high in the air towards mid-off. Kohli runs to his left, gets closer to the ball and throws his hands to pluck it out of thin air. A great knock from QdK though. SA 88/2 in 11.3 overs vs IND
IND vs SA Live Updates: FIFTY! FOUR! Half-century for Quinton de Kock! Short delivery on middle, Quinton rocks back and pulls it towards the square leg region for a boundary. The fielder there dives to make the stop but is unable to stop the ball. Excellent innings from Quinton here. It has come in his first innings as captain. South Africa 85/1 in 10.4 overs vs India
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Bavuma, another poor ball from Hardik and the South African dispatches it with no mercy. Another ball outside off on a shortish length. Bavuma goes back and cuts it again and the ball races to the deep point fence. SA 77/1 in 9.5 overs vs IND
FOUR! Short ball on middle, de Kock pulls it through the square leg fence. Moves to 44 with that boundary. South Africa 64/1 in 8.5 overs vs India
SIX! Brilliant hit by Temba Bavuma, he has picked the bones out of it. Hardik Pandya dishes this in the slot for Bavuma and he powers it over the mid-wicket for a maximum. First six of the innings. SA 55/1 in 7.5 overs vs IND
FOUR! Glorious! Overpitched this time and Quinton will not miss out. He gets into the position and creams the cover drive for another boundary. South Africa 39/1 in 6 overs vs India
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: OUT! Deepak Chahar draws first blood for the hosts. Reeza Hendricks departs for 6 as he finds Washington Sundar at mid-on with his mistimed shot. This is fuller on middle, Hendricks looks to lift it over the mid-on fielder but mistimes it straight to Sundar who takes the dolly. The bat turned in his hands. The opening stand is broken. South Africa 31/1 in 4 overs vs India
FOUR! QdK in some mood! He bags his fourth boundary in no time. Chahar starts the fresh over with a good length ball but outside off, de Kock cuts it between cover-point and through to the deep cover fence. SA 28/1 in 3.2 overs vs IND
FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries for De Kock, he welcomes Saini in some style. Superb shots. This is on the pads, de Kock this time flicks it through mid-wicket for another boundary. This outfield is very quick and once it crosses the inner circle, there is no way the ball can be stopped. SA 24/0 in 2.4 overs vs IND
Easy picking that one! First boundary for Hendricks. On the pads from Chahar, Hendricks just helps it through square leg fence for a boundary. South Africa 11/0 in 2 overs vs India
IND vs SA Live Updates: FOUR! Off the mark with a crunching four! This was outside off, enough room for De Kock to flex his muscles. He smacks it through the cover fence for a boundary. SA 5/0 in 0.4 overs vs IND
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: We are all set to begin! Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks make their way out to the middle along with the Indian players. Spin first up as Washington Sundar is ready to bowl. Hendricks will be on strike.
Both the teams make their way out to the ground for their respective National Anthems. First up will be the anthem of the visitors and then for the home team.
IND vs SA Live Updates: Quinton de Kock: "Everything's new at the moment for me - a lot more press conferences and interviews. It's a new experience and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Me, KG, Miller - we've played here a couple of times. Whatever we've learnt in the past years, we are just making sure that the youngsters are learning from us. We had a long camp before the series. The boys are very hungry to play. Competitiveness should very high. We have three debutants. Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin and Temba Bavuma come in at No. 3".
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Kohli: "We are gonna bowl first. It's very difficult to defend and it's a great chasing ground. It's a typical Mohali wicket. The pitch is gonna play well too. That is one of the best matches I have been part of. This ground has given me and the team great memories. We have been trying out youngsters.
TOSS - Virat Kohli wins toss as India opt to bowl against South Africa in Mohali!
IND vs SA Live Updates: Pitch Report -- "Average score is 185 here. It looks dry and won't turn much. We don't see any green covering at all. It won't excite the fast bowlers. Because of the black patches, the odd ball might keep low. Very little support for the spinners. The cracks won't be too much of a problem. - Sunil Gavaskar and Shaun Pollock reckon in Mohali.
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Both India and South Africa have included quite a number of fresh faces in their squads in a bid to build a team for the World T20 next year.
The good news for cricket fans is unlike Dharamsala, the chances of rain interrupting play in Mohali are negligible, and a full game can be expected.
For two of South Africa players - David Miller and pacer Beuran Hendricks, it is almost sort of a homecoming as both the players are aware of the conditions in Mohali. Both Miller and Hendricks play for Kings XI Punjab in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
IND vs SA Live Updates: If we go by Team India's impromptu net session on Tuesday - brother's Hardik and Krunal Pandya are a certainty in India's eleven together after a long time.
IND vs SA Live Score and Updates: Hello and welcome to our live cricket blog of the second T20I of the three-match series between India and South Africa from the beautiful Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.