Live Cricket Score: India vs South Africa 1st T20I Scorecard at Johannesburg
Johannesburg : Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket's shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
With a short interval for preparation after the ODI series that ended on Friday, the Virat Kohli-led India will aim to repeat similar performance as they did in the 2006 one-off T20I series here against South Africa. The last time both the teams met here for a bilateral series, India clinched a six-wicket victory over South Africa under Virender Sehwag.
South Africa won the toss and elected to field in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) match against India at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.
For India, seasoned batsman Suresh Raina was included in the team. Pacer Jaydev Unadkat also made it to the playing XI after chinaman Kuldeep Yadav got injured in the last One-Day International game. For South Africa, batsman A.B. de Villiers was rested for the match due to injury.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(captain), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, M.S. Dhoni(wicketkeeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
South Africa: J.J. Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy(captain), AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen(wicketkeeper), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi.