The battle between the Men In Blue & the Proteas is going to be stiff when both face each other on the 2nd October for the first T20I in the three match series. The might of the big match winners will be at stake in the much sought-forward series of the year. Let us have a look at the past five T20I encounters of the two teams with each other :
- ICC World T20 2nd Semi-Final : Dhaka, April 4, 2015
In a grilling contest where the tournament title was just two steps away, the South African players were determined to do away with their tag of ‘chokers’.
Eventually, it did not happen so as the backbone of Indian batting, Virat Kohli, speared through the bowling unit of the Africans; scoring 72* off 44 balls to help India chase a target of 173 with five balls and six wickets to spare. Faf du Plessis’ half century and Ashwin’s three wickets were another feat to watch, but Kohli stole the show for India, helping India move to the finals.