Virat Kohli smashed a brilliant 52 ball 72 to clinch a 7 wicket victory for India in the second T20I against South Africa.
Winning the toss, Team India opted to bowl first and restricted South Africa to 149 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Quinton De Kock was the top scorer with 52 runs while Tenda Bavuma smashed 49 runs. Deepak Chahar was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 wickets for just 22 runs from his 4 overs.
Chasing 150 for the victory India started well with Rohit Sharma smashing 2 sixes but soon lost his wicket to Phelukwayo. After that Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan steadied the Indian innings and put on 61 runs for the second wicket before David Miller took a blinder to dismiss Sikhar for 40. The chase master Virat Kohli then took the Indian innings forward and, in the company of Shreyas Iyer, managed to achieve the target in 19 overs.
Virat Kohli was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant innings. "You (Sanjay Manjrekar) reminded me of the best game of my T20 career. I got a bit of motivation from that. When you play like that and win a game for your team, it is always a good feeling. That night (2016 game vs AUS) was a revelation of how fit you can be on a cricket field. The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back", said Virat Kohli after the match.