Cricket fans go nuts over 'priceless' Virat Kohli reaction

India captain Virat Kohli has lit up social media with a "priceless" reaction to South African rival David Miller's moment of magic.

Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 72 that guided his side to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second match of their international T20 series.

Together with Shikhar Dhawan (40 runs), Kohli's side chased down the 150-run target set by South Africa with six balls to spare.

Aside from Kohli's heroics with the bat, it was a brilliant moment at the non-striker's end that captured the imagination of viewers.

Dhawan's aggressive knock came to an end when Miller took an absolutely stunning diving catch on the boundary.

Virat Kohli's reaction to the David Miller catch said it all really. Pic: Fox Sports

Miller dived towards his right to take a spectacular one-handed grab in the deep.

The camera panned back to the India batsmen, who both couldn't quite believe what they'd witnessed.

Kohli's eyes and mouth were wide open in astonishment, with Dhawan only able to laugh in disbelief as he trudged back to the pavilion.

The awesome reaction from Kohli sent fans into a frenzy on social media.

Kohli leads his troops from the front

With the first match of the series washed out, India did well with the ball to restrict South Africa to 149-5 - Quinton de Kock top-scoring with 52.

Not for the first time in his career, Kohli timed the chase superbly, keeping the run-rate under control before accelerating late on to see his team cruise over the line in Mohali with six balls to spare.

His 22nd score of 50 or more for India in the T20 format saw him move above teammate Rohit Sharma (12) and onto the top of the list of leading run-scorers at international level.

Dhawan contributed 40 before Miller's superb catch proved his undoing but neither that, nor the dismissal of Rishabh Pant (4), failed to inspire the visitors.

Visiting skipper De Kock had earlier hit eight boundaries in a 37-ball knock that was ended by a fine running catch by Kohli, leaving the score at 2-88.

Temba Bavuma marked his international T20 bow with 49, but South Africa's middle order struggled to up the tempo in the second half of their innings.

Deepak Chahar removed the well-set Bavuma as he finished with impressive figures of 2-22, while Miller (18) was bowled by Hardik Pandya with the first ball of the 19th over.

Dwaine Pretorius and Phehlukwayo both hit huge sixes in the closing stages, but South Africa’s total always looked to be under par. They will now aim to draw the series when the teams meet again on Sunday, this time in Bangalore.

With agencies