Top 5 moments from India Vs South Africa, 2nd T-20

After a washout at Dharmashala, Men In Blue thrashed the Proteas by 7 wickets in the second T-20 which was played at Mohali. Once again, it was the run machine, Virat Kohli who lead India to a spectacular victory. There were some eye-catching movements throughout the game. Let's have a look at the top five moments from the game.

Virat Kohli's Superman catch

Newly appointed South African captain got off to a great start with the bat in the T-20 series. He was looking set for a big score but unfortunately, he found Virat Kohli in Superman mode at mid-on in the twelfth over of the inning. He tried to pull a ball which got onto him quicker than he expected and hence the ball took the splice of the bat and failed to get either any distance or elevation. It was dropping quickly between mid-on and mid-off but Kohli ran in quickly and hung onto the ball. To avoid spilling it due to momentum, he rolled himself against the ground and in the end, he celebrated it as a champion does. The wicket slowed the momentum for South Africa and had a massive impact on the final score.

Bavuma's missed run-out chance

Ravindra Jadeja rarely misses an opportunity on the field, be it catching or direct hits. It was the second ball of fourteenth over when Bavuma took him on and nearly paid the price. He dabbed a ball to point and ran across for a single. Jadeja picked the ball and fired a throw at the non-strikers' end which missed the stumps by a whisker. Bavuma went on to score 49.

It has got the pad

Every captain knows the important of Virat Kohli's wicket, especially in a chase. Phehlukwayo delivered a peach of a delivery which had Kohli in all sorts of trouble. It swung back and breached the defence of Kohli and went straight to De Kock's gloves. There was a noise and South Africans appealed for caught behind. After being denied by the umpires, skipper Quinton De Kock went for a review straight away. The Ultra edge revealed that it was Virat's pad that made the noise as the ball just brushed past it. Now since the LBW was into the equation, umpire's call saved the only review for South Africa.

Dhawan's missed run-out chance

South Africa had an opportunity to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan in the seventh over but Pretorius missed out on a golden opportunity. Kohli looked to flick a slower ball into the legside but missed out. The ball went nowhere but Dhawan was probably too keen on moving back to the popping crease and he attempted a single which was impossible. After realizing his mistake he went back. Pretorius failed to palm the ball onto the sticks and Dhawan escaped.

Miller's one-handed stunner

If you thought Kohli's catch earlier in the game was best of the day, think again. David Miller pulled out a one-handed stunner at long-on and bought an end to Shikhar Dhawan's inning who escaped from a run out earlier. It was the fourth ball of twelfth over when Dhawan decided to go big. He walked down the track and tried to launch Shamshi into the stands. He got too close to the ball in the process and the ball caught the toe end of the bat but it was headed towards a gap and looked like a definite four. Miller ran in from long-on and just when it looked like the ball has evaded him, he plunged into it with his right hand stretched out to grab the ball. He got the hold of it as both Dhawan and Kohli looked at it with surprised faces.


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