1st T-20I: South Africa win toss, put India in


The 4th T20I between India and South Africa will be live streaming online on SonyLIV.com.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar said South Africa's ploy to unsettle Indian batsmen with short-pitched balls back-fired and the key to India's success in the first T20 was changing the pace and bowling slower deliveries at the Wanderers here. "Doesn't matter if you take five wickets or how many as long as you're winning matches for your country".

The third and series-deciding match will be played in Cape Town on Saturday.

India received a big blow in the next over when skipper Virat Kohli gloved a rising Dala delivery straight to Heinrich Klaasen behind the stumps.

The good news for India is that skipper Kohli, who had limped off the field during the latter stages of the previous match, is expected to be fit for Wednesday's match. The team management had deemed the issue as "nothing serious", and as such, he is expected to walk out at toss time.

Indian cricket lovers hoping positively for T20 after incredible ODI series performance. She could not stop gushing over Virat Kohli as he smashed his 35th ODI hundred. "Looking back now that's where we lost it", he said.

"First thing, it comes with fitness".

India have recalled Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey to strengthen the batting, while paceman Jaydev Unadkat will step in for the injured Kuldeep Yadav. In the fourth over, the opener had tried to play a flick shot off Junior Dala and the ball grazed his gloves.

Off-spinner Deepti Sharma took two wickets, while leg-spinner Poonam Yadav bagged one wicket.

South Africa, on the other hand, would aim to bounce back to keep themselves alive in the series.

Even though India have dominated the series and the tour itself after the Test series, there are a few areas of concern in the Indian side as well. In reply, Klaasen and Duminy displayed tremendous hitting skills to help South Africa level the series 1-1 with a match to go. So, JP Duminy must find solutions from within the available squad.

"India have played very good cricket but we feel we're not too far away". The Proteas are running short on time and injuries are not helping their cause either. The India vs South Africa T20 at SuperSport Park Centurion will begin at 9:30 pm IST tonight.

The team is missing several of its first choice players and acting captain Jean-Paul Duminy has not inspired any confidence.