Skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 that helped his side to win
The second T20I was held at Mohali on Wednesday following the washed-out first T20I in Dharamshala on Sunday. India began the series by defeating South Africa by 7 wickets. Skipper Virat Kohli shouldered his side to win the match.
Kohli struck his 22nd T20I half-century. He remained unbeaten on 72 from 52 balls as his side set a 150-run target with 6 balls to spare. The skipper broke another record as he surpassed Rohit Sharma’s score of 2434 runs in 97 T20I matches. He now has 2441 runs from 71 matches.
Kohli got support from opener Shikhar Dhawan. His vice-captain Rohit Sharma was struck for 12 by Andile Phelukwayo. Dhawan struck 40 and added 61 runs during the 2nd wicket. David Miller caught him and had him walk off the field.
South Africa team captain Quinton de Kock made an impressive score of 52 off 37. De Kock was dismissed by Virat Kohli after a one-hand catch that amazed spectators. The Proteas only scored 39 runs in the last 5 overs after struggling to get momentum. They ended their innings at 149/5
The third and final T20I match will be played in Bengaluru on Sunday. India (-256.41) has the best odds to win against South Africa (+215). Check out the latest cricket odds at Betwala.
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