India vs South Africa, ICC World T20 warm-up: South Africa beat India by four runs in Mumbai

South Africa (196/9) beat India (192/3) by four runs in the thrilling World T20 warm-up fixture.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 13, 2016 10:18 pm
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India vs South Africa: India came close but fell short of the target by four runs in Mumbai. Chasing 196, the hosts lost wickets early before recovering with the Raina-Dhawan stand. India retired both the players once they were set and sent in Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni for the finishing job – 55 from 24 balls. The duo were at their best but fell a hit short as India finished at 192/3. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)

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The thriller, as it happened

# 14 were needed off the last, India came close but fell short by four runs. South Africa seal the thriller in Mumbai

# Yuvraj ends the 19th with a SIX! India now need 14 from 6 balls. Thriller in Mumbai…

# Dhoni collects 15 from Steyn’s over, India need 28 from 12 balls now

# Dhoni follows the SIX with a boundary, moves to 21 off just 7

# Dhoni pulls and it goes all the way…It was a huge hit, informs our reporter from Wankhede

# Equation: India need 43 from 18 balls. Dhoni and Yuvraj in the middle

# Dhoni hits a couple of boundaries, brings up the 150 for India

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# Right then, Dhawan and Raina retired not out. Dhoni and Yuvraj walk out to the middle

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# Shikhar Dhawan keeps India alive in big chase. Batting on 73 off 53, India need another 55 from 24 balls

# After 13, India 121/3. Raina and Dhawan keeping the hosts alive in the warm-up fixture

# FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan, off only 35 balls. Has hit eight boundaries so far, no sixes!

# 100 up for India in the 12th over of the innings. They need 97 from 51 balls

# At the half-way mark, India 84/3. Dhawan 45*, Raina 14*

# Dhawan fights a lone battle. Consecutive boundaries, moves to 37 off 26

# WICKET! Rahane departs now. FIFTY up for India, but they have lost three crucial wickets

# After four, India 28/2. They need a move on, asking rate rising in Mumbai

# Rahane is the new man in for India. He joins Dhawan in the middle

# WICKET! New man Kohli doesn’t last long. Steyn removes the dangerman. India struggling at 16/2

# WICKET! Abbott draws first blood. Traps Rohit in front. India lose opener cheaply

# Rohit plays out four dot balls and follow it up with a six and four off Steyn

# India openers Dhawan and Rohit out in the middle for the mammoth chase. They need a flying start

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# South Africa post 196/8 against India in Mumbai. (Duminy 67, De Kock 56; Pandya 3/36)

# WICKET! Shami, after conceding a boundary early in the over, scalps Duminy who departs after scoring a 44-ball 67. South Africa 194/7

# WICKET! Bumrah castles Morris now. South Africa losing wickets but the run-rate continues to be on the brighter side. 186/6

# WICKET! Pandya tastes success again. Removes Wiese now. Picks his third wicket of the day. 171/5

# WICKET! Pandya with another one. Rossouw departs. South Africa 171/4

# WICKET! Pandya strikes, removes the dangerous David Miller. South Africa 148/3

# FIFTY for Duminy now. South Africa heading towards  big total

# Five to play, South Africa 147/2. Miller and Duminy in the middle

# South Africa dealing in boundaries, and Miller is back doing what he does best – launch deliveries into the stands

# De Kock retires and out comes David Miller. South Africa 121/2 after 13 overs. Expect plenty of fireworks in the last seven overs

# Harbhajan ends with figures of 4-0-27-0. Went wicketless but did a decent job on a day everyone is going for runs

# Plenty of spectators for the warm-up match at the Wankhede

# FIFTY for De Kock. He loves batting against India, doesn’t he?

# At the half-way mark, South Africa in complete control at 95/2. After tight contests in Bangladesh, run-feasts are back!

# 12 from the Negi over now. Runs coming thick and fast for the South Africa unit. 83/2 after 8 overs

# Pandya bowls a tight over. Concedes only four singles. South Africa 71/2 after 7 overs

# FIFTY up for South Africa in the fifth over of the innings. Bumrah goes for four boundaries in the fifth over

# Consecutive boundaries for Duminy. South Africa have lost two but are operating at a healthy rate in the middle

# WICKET! Shami joins the act now. Gets rid of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis who hits one straight to Jadeja at point. 33/2

# Skipper Faf du Plessis joins De Kock in the middle

# WICKET! Bumrah strikes in his very first over. Scalps Amla who edges it to Dhoni behind the stumps. 15/1

# Harbhajan off after an over, Bumrah into the attack now

# Shami concedes a couple of boundaries in his first over. South Africa 14/0 after two

# Shami introduced from the other end. He impressed in the game against the West Indies. Bowling his complete quota and picking two wickets in the process

# Harbhajan concedes boundary off the last ball of the over. South Africa 6/0

# South Africa openers Amla and De Kock out in the middle, India start with Harbhajan Singh

# India are out. Warming-up ahead of the warm-up against South Africa

# Toss! South Africa have elected to bat against India in Mumbai

# Meanwhile, here are the two squads

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (C), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, A B de Villiers, J P Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Roussouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, David Wiese.

# India are unbeaten in their last five T20I contest while South Africa have lost two and one three

# The match is about 44 minutes away. We will have the toss in about 15 minutes from now. Stay tuned…

The build up! (Follow the match in Hindi here)

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