He brought up the mini-milestone with a single off the fourth ball of the 22nd over. Yes, Zimbabwe looked off the pace in the first ODI and yes, they seemed to lack quality to be able to compete with this India team. Skids through and that looked stone bead.
Highlights Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 that included 4 fours and 3 sixes Shikhar Dhawan also scored a crucial run knock in India's run chase India take a lead in the three-match series with the opener being a wash out in Dharamsala AFP photo Blog Scorecard Skipper Virat Kohli produced a batting masterclass as India defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the 2nd T20I in Mohali to go up in the three-match series.
Chasing a moderate run target on a batting friendly track, India crossed the line with six balls to spare. After Shikhar Dhawan 40 and Rohit Sharma 12 provided a brisk start, Kohli capatilized and led the India chase from the front.
With 4 fours and 3 sixes, Kohli scored an unbeaten 72, slamming his 22nd T20I fifty to take India across the line. Rishabh Pant 4 was the only disappointment in the innings as once again he gave away his wicket, playing carelessly. Earlier, a disciplined bowling helped India restrict the visitors to for five in 20 overs.
India in with 6 balls to spare. Effortless from Virat Kohli.
The win, which was largely down to Imran Nazir's ferocious , means Ireland qualify for the next phase.
On the pads from Kagiso Rabada and Kohli just flicks the ball and it sails over the square leg fence. India require 13 more runs to win. Another cracking knock from the India skipper. Kohli has once again led from the front. Scores his 22nd fifty on the shortest format. Gets there in quick time as well, off just 40 balls.
India cruising in the run chase.
Careless Rishabh Pant disappoints once again. Hits the ball straight into the hands of Tabraiz Shamsi short fine leg. Poor shot selection from Pant as he gives his wicket away one more time. Maiden wicket for Bjorn Fortuin in T20Is. Sensational effort from David Miller at boundary line.
Takes a one-handed screamer to get rid of Shikhar Dhawan. India lose their second wicket as Dhawan departs for Tabraiz Shamsi gets his first wicket.
Monstrous strike from Shikhar Dhawan off Bjorn Fortuin on the final ball of the over. Slog sweep from Dhawan and the ball travels 90 metres.
India require another 71 runs from 60 balls remaining. Masterclass from Virat Kohli. Charges down the track against Dwaine Pretorius and hits him over extra cover to collect six runs.
Indian skipper the times the ball to perfection. Five singles from his first over. It turns out to be umpire's decision as the ball just clipped the bails.
South Africa keep their review and Virat Kohli his wicket. Andile Phehlukwayo gets rid of Rohit Sharma Umpire took his time to raise the finger, but gave the decision in favour of the visitors in the end. Rohit was trapped leg before by Phehlukwayo in his first over.
Rohit scored 12 in 12 balls with his runs coming off two sixes. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are dealing in boundaries at the moment.
Shikhar collects consecutive fours off Kagiso Rabada. Excellent start this is from India openers. Another one from the hitman. Same ball same shot from from Rohit. Just that it was a bit squarer on the second occasion.
India off to a brisk start. Sublime from Rohit Sharma.
Short pitched delivery from Anrich Nortje and Rohit pulls the ball in style to hit it over the deep fence. Shikhar Dhawan starts off his scoring with a a four over backward point.
Plays a cracking cut shot as Kagiso Rabada bowls it short and wide outside off. After a couple of extras and a bye India are off the mark with the bat. Kagiso Rabada with the new ball. Innings break! Put into bat after losing the toss, South Africa got off to a brisk start with Quinton de Kock doing most of the scoring.
De Kock, who was making his captaincy debut led the team from front, smacking a ball fifty while adding 57 runs with Temba Bavuma.
Wickets at regular intervals along with disciplined bowling towards the end helped India apply brakes on South Africa's charge. However 16 runs off the final over from Navdeep Saini helped South Africa post a respectable total on a batting friendly wicket.
Innings Break! Andile Phehlukwayo with a monstrous strike.
Hits metre six from the left-hander against Navdeep Saini. Hardik Pandya chips in with a wicket as well. David Miller goes for a wild hoick on the leg side but misses the ball completely.
The ball crashes onto the stumps. Miller fails to fire, departs for