Hello and welcome to live coverage of 3rd and final T20I between India and South Africa at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium,Bengaluru.
India have won the toss and have opted to bat
Virat Kohli: Going to bat. Looks like a nice wicket. I know it's a ground where teams chase well. Even in the IPL, it's a chasing ground. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We're a good chasing team. Batting first is something we're also looking to strengthen. Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Have a few plans in mind, will be looking to executing those. Unchanged team.
Quinton de Kock: Will be a good wicket anyway, whether we batted or bowled. Just will have to try and compete, be the best players we can be. The last match was up and down for the team. Will try and come out and learn from our mistakes. One change - Hendricks comes in for Nortje, nice to have a leftie.
Over 0.5 Bjorn Fortuin tossed up delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, stays on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
Over 0.6 Bjorn Fortuin tossed up delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, gets back in the crease and cuts it hard but straight to the man at backward point.
Over 1.3 Kagiso Rabada bowls a pitched up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, Boundary! Leans across, reaches out with his hands and slices it over backward point. Flies off his bat, quite indicative of excellent timing.
Over 1.4 Kagiso Rabada bowls a pitched up delivery to Rohit Sharma, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and driven straight down the ground for four.
Over 1.5 Kagiso Rabada bowls it short of length to Rohit Sharma, no run, backs away in the crease and tries to slashes it hard but gets beaten.
Over 1.6 Kagiso Rabada bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma,1 run, gets forward and throws his hands and carves it down to third man.
Over 2.1 BE Hendricks bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma, no run, gets forward and left alone outside off through to the keeper.
Over 2.2 BE Hendricks bowls a good length delivery to Rohit Sharma, out Caught by R Hendricks!! Hendricks planting a bit of uncertainty in Rohit's mind. He accounted for a bit of inswing, but this went on with the angle to take the edge through to first slip.