India Won the First T20 Against South Africa
India– 203-5 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 72 runs from 39 balls and Manish Pandey 29 from 27)
South Africa – 192-4 in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 70 from 50 balls and Farhaan Behardien 39 from 27 balls)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was awarded Man of the Match for his 5-24 in four overs.
AB De Villiers is ruled out of T20 series due to the knee injury, keeping in mind the upcoming four-match series against Australia proteas are not taking any risk with De Villiers.
South Africa XI – JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi