De Kock gives SA a flying startJanuary 21, 2022 18:51
SA 38-0 (5 ovs) vs India 287-6 | Scorecard
Malan does well to take a single and bring de Kock back on strike. The left-hander is beaten as he plays away from his body before he clips his IPL team-mate Bumrah through midwicket for a four.
SA race to 28 for no loss in three overs, forcing India to try spin in the Powerplay as veteran Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.
Malan hits the first ball down to long-on for a single and de Kock makes room but can't get the ball past the fielder in the covers.
Ashwin makes the mistake of giving room and this time de Kock slaps it through the covers for a four. He keeps strike with a single from the last ball.
Bumrah bowling on a tight line, ensuring he doesn't give de Kock any room. De Kock defends the first two balls before he takes a single on the off-side and Malan also takes one wide of mid-off.
De Kock clips Bumrah through square leg for one and Malan steers the last ball to thirdman for another run.
South Africa off to a good start, as they reach 38 for no loss in five overs, with de Kock stroking 31 from 23 balls.