Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni's record of playing most T20Is for India

T20 series shared as QDK smashes Proteas to victory

T20 series shared as QDK smashes Proteas to victory

The Proteas started slowly with the bat before Quinton de Kock got into his stride.

Laxman added that either Shreyas Iyer or Hardik Pandya can bat at number four as both have more experience than Pant. "The success came for him in Delhi Capitals during IPL, playing at No. 4 with an average strike rate of 45 but unfortunately at the global level he is not able to succeed at the number four position", Laxman said during a show for the host broadcasters. Today instead of IYER, PANT was sent at 4 when IYER was stepping in!

After the dismissal of opener Shikhar Dhawan, both Iyer and Pant seemed headed towards the pitch before the latter eventually walked in to join his captain at the number four position.

This was an ideal opportunity for the duo to not only stake their claim but also effect a match-winning partnership for India but, unfortunately, either batsman could not do much as left-arm spinner Bjourn Fotuin dismissed both of them in the same over.

Earlier, Hendricks dismissed unsafe India opener Rohit Sharma early and picked up another wicket to finish with impressive bowling figures of 2-14 from his four overs. "I think there was a miscommunication".

But Dhawan and Kohli, who made nine, fell in quick succession and India needed their middle order to stand up and guide the side to a competitive total. "There was a misunderstanding over who has to go at what stage", Kohli said. "It was a little amusing as well because they both wanted to walk in". "So it would have been very amusing if both reached the pitch, you know three batsmen in the field".

"We had it planned according to phases".