Top 5 Indian performances against South Africa in T20Is
A quick look at 5 of the best individual performances by Indian cricketers against South Africa in T20 cricket.
India and South Africa have been playing T20I cricket since the year 2006 and over the course of the last 12 years, they have been involved in some memorable clashes.
Naturally, there have been some superb individual performances from Indian players over the course of those 11 completed games and most of those would live in the memory of fans from both sides for a long time.
India started playing T20I tentatively back in 2006 but over the past decade or so, the country has embraced the format and in the games against South Africa, they have delivered some memorable performances.
Here is a look at 5 of the finest.
#5 Rohit Sharma 53 (34) at Durban, 2011
He has been one of India's leading limited overs batsmen for quite some time but back in 2011, India's star batsman Rohit Sharma was not in the best of form and his place in the side was certainly not secure.
However, in the one-off T20I at Durban, he played a superb innings to set India up for a victory over the hosts. Having chosen to bat first, India lost opener Murli Vijay in the 3rd over and that brought Rohit to the crease.
Along with Virat Kohli, he changed the complexion of the innings by playing a scintillating innings. He faced 34 balls, struck 2 sixes and 5 boundaries to ensure that India had the brisk start that a team needs in T20 cricket.
By the time, he was dismissed by Duminy, he had made 53 and India had reached 109 in the 13th over. Suresh Raina's heroics in the latter part of the innings took India to 168 and that total proved enough as India won the game comfortably by 21 runs.