'Well begun is half done': Twitterati celebrates India's win in first T20I


India vs South Africa T20 Series will be started from Today 18 February, and it will end on 24 February. Even the one match the South African team won was mainly because of rain having curtailed play and the Duckworth-Lewis system having helped them.

Besides captain Kolhi's sparkling form, the highlight of the ODI series for India has also been the performance of the wrist spinners.

The Indian cricket team won the series 5-1 against South Africa yesterday and the entire nation was celebrating the big win.

Riding on some poor fielding from India women and their own powerful hits over the boundary, South Africa coasted to a five-wicket win in the third T20 here at the Wanderers to keep the five-match series alive.

Zondo's 54 came off 74 balls and only the thrashing Morne Morkel (20) posted a strike rate of above 100 for the hosts. Their batsmen failed to settle down there and as a result in 46.5 overs, they lost all wickets. Rahane played the second fiddle perfectly, hitting three fours in his 50-ball knock. So, team Proteas finished their innings scoring 204 runs only.

India: Virat Kohli (capt) Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.

Raina, who made his ODI and T20I debuts in 2005 and 2006, was a consistent member of India's limited-overs teams until he was dropped for the Australia tour in December 2015 following a string of low scores. Kohli reached the landmark of 35 centuries in ODI cricket in his 200th innings while Sachin achieved the same feat in his 309th innings. He left the crease with victory.

While Kohli wasn't interested in measuring his status in the game, Indian coach Ravi Shastri wasted no time in giving his opinion about where Kohli ranked. When we beat Australia, people still said Australia is not a good ODI side, then we beat New Zealand, Sri Lanka again and now South Africa here.

South Africa´s batsmen had struggled to bat fluently on a slow pitch but Kohli struck the ball with power and precision to reach his fifty off 36 balls and his 35th one-day worldwide century off 82 deliveries with 17 fours.