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Virat Kohli Dispatches Kagiso Rabada Over The Square Leg Fielder – Watch

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Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: BCCI

Skipper Virat Kohli guided India with an unbeaten 72-runs knock to seal a seven wickets win against South Africa in the second T20I in Mohali. Thus, the host took an unassailable 1-0 lead with one match to go on September 22 (Sunday).

India made a superb comeback to restrict South Africa for 149 runs. They used the slower deliveries to perfection after Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma gave the visitors a perfect start taking on the new ball. The new skipper scored an outstanding century before Indian bowlers pulled things back in their favour.

Indian pacers used the slower deliveries to perfection to make things tough for the South Africa batters. Hardik Pandya and Deepak Chahar were brilliant in the death to dry up the runs. Only 27 runs came off the last four overs including 16 from the last which helped the Proteas post a moderate total.

Virat Kohli Dispatches Kagiso Rabada Over The Square Leg Fielder - Watch
India celebrate a wicket. Credit: BCCI

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Chasing a moderate total, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got India off to a swashbuckling start. They added 33 runs for the first wicket including two clean hits from Rohit before getting out. But skipper Virat Kohli and Dhawan took control of the game since then to keep the home side on track.

The India skipper took control over the game and dominated the proceedings in his favourite Mohali stadium. He and Dhawan added 61 runs to set the tone for the chase. Although Dhawan got out courtesy a brilliant catch from David Miller but Kohli kept things into perspective. He remained unbeaten on 72 runs knock from 52 deliveries to sail past the target.

Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI

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During his sublime knock, Virat Kohli played his signature shot over the backward short-leg off Kagiso Rabada. The South African steamed in and bowled a 141ks delivery on the stumps. Kohli just stayed back and picked it nonchalantly off the pads and whiplashes it into the crowd over the backward square.

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