India took the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against South Africa after beating them by 7 wickets in Mohali on Wednesday. Chasing a total of 150, the hosts rode on skipper Virat Kohli’s half-centuryto go past the line.
Earlier, South Africa started the proceedings well after being put into bat by Kohli. Captain Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma stitched a partnership of 57 runs but the Proteas then lost wickets in quick succession and were restricted to 149/5 in allotted 20 overs.
Virat Kohli in run chases— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) September 18, 2019
ODIs: 131 inngs; 6850 runs; Avg 68.50; 26 X 100s; 30 X 50s
T20Is: 30 inngs; 1381 runs; Avg 81.23; 15 X 50s#INDvSA
The two sides will now play the third game in Bengaluru on Sunday.