India will take on South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 worldwide match series on February 18, 2018. Catch the live cricket score of India vs South Africa first twenty20 game scoreboard here.
JJ Smuts & Reeza Hendricks will be opening for South Africa.
Jaydev Unadkat, Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey are playing the match for India. The skipper's decision at the toss will entirely depends on the team's strategy. Looking at the statistics, India have a 6-2 record against South Africa in all T20Is.
The hosts then overhauled the target in exactly 19 overs.
This is the same venue where India played its very first T20I match back in December 2006 against South Africa. The Indians have scripted their first ODI series win in South Africa.
Alongside Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will look to make the most of their ability in the shortest format. "We're going to need him to fire on all cylinders", said Duminy on Saturday in the pre-match press interaction.
The average 1st inning score is 174 while the average 2nd inning score is 158. The trio had a two-hour net session at Centurion before the start of the sixth ODI. Unadkat was bought 11.5 crores at this year's IPL auction.
Raina's return has been most intriguing since he has not played ODI cricket for the last two years. "There is a series to win and we are still in the running for it". Bhuvneshwar Kumar was recalled after being rested for the last game.
Live Streaming Highlights and Match Updates on #INDvsSA T20 1st match, as well as Highlights, will be streaming here. Willow Tv and SuperSports will telecast the matches in the US and South Africa respectively.