India vs South Africa, 3rd T20 Highlights: India kept themselves alive in the five-match series with a comfortable 48-run win in the third T20I against South Africa here on Tuesday. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan smashed sizzling half centuries to power India to 179 for five after being asked to bat. The bowlers then put up a dominant display to bundle out the Proteas for 131 in 19.1 overs and register their first victory of the series.
India 179 for 5 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 57, Ishan Kishan 54; Dwaine Pretorius 2/29)
South Africa 131 all out in 19.1 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 29, Reeza Hendricks 23; Harshal Patel (4/25), Yuzvendra Chahal 3/20)
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Last over and Shamsi hits it straight up for Avesh Khan to take the catch and Harshal Patel to get his fourth. Huge win for India as they beat South Africa by 48 runs and stay alive in series.
#TeamIndia win the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and keep the series alive.
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That’s another wicket down as there is a mixup in the middle and Bhuvi takes off the bails as Nortje is run out without disturbing the score. SA 131/9 after 18.5 overs
Penultimate over of the match and the innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been brought into the attack and strikes straightaway. Maharaj looks to reduce the margin of defeat and only gets the safe hands of Dinesh Karthik. SA: 126/8 after 18.2 overs
Avesh Khan back on the field and will bowl the 18th. Great fielding by Ruturaj to stop a four. 3 runs off the first 2 balls. South Africa need boundaries and not just fours. They need sixes at this juncture. That’s one of them as Maharaj slaps it over the boundary. SA 126/7 after 18 overs
The 17th over will be bowled by Harshal Patel. Avesh, meanwhile, is off the field. Might have hurt hit finger trying to evade a Rabada rocket in the last over. 3 runs off the first 3 balls in this over as SA batters struggle for clean connection. Rabada tries to hit a big one and is caught by Chahal. SA 113/7 after 16.4 overs
Avesh Khan in to bowl the 16th. Just 2 runs from the first 3 balls. Excellent under the circumstances. That was nearly another wicket as Rabada’s hit just falls behind him. The next ball is hit down the ground for a four by Rabada. South Africa need quite a few of these. SA 110/6 after 16 overs
Last over by Bhuvneshwar yielded 9 runs as it ended with a boundary. 15th over due to start and Chahal to bowl this one to finish his spell. South Africa need to get a big over from anywhere. 4 runs off the first 3 balls as Harshal covers a lot of ground to save a boundary. Klassen is gone!!! Axar takes the catch!!! South Africa’s hopes might as well be extinguished now. SA 100/6 after 14.5 overs.
Raise your hand if you just picked up a wicket 🙋♂️🙋♂️
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Avesh in to bowl the 13th and concedes 3 runs from the first 2 balls. The fourth ball is just lofted over the keeper for a boundary. Intelligent shot. SA 86/5 after 13 overs
2⃣ wickets for Harshal and 🇮🇳 are on 🔝 of the game! 🔥
🇿🇦: 86/5 (13)#OneFamily #INDvSA @HarshalPatel23 @BCCI pic.twitter.com/yR8rYIpuWd
India are reviewing an LBW now. Harshal insisted that it’s out. Nothing doing. Ultraedge comfirms it’s not out. Klaasen hits a 6 straight down the ground. SA 78/5 after 12 overs.
Harshal will bowl the 11th and Klaasen hits a four off his second ball. South Africa will need more of these. Miller is gone. Oh my word!!! That’s a huge wicket for India. Ruturaj takes the catch. The match is probably in the pocket now. SA 71/5 after 11 overs
Harshal Patel picks up his second wicket and it’s David Miller who has to depart.
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Klaasen finished the 10th over with a four as South Africa’s struggle continues. They need a huge partnership in order to salvage something from this match. SA 63/4 after 10 overs.
Chahal back for the 9th and 2 runs from the first 3 balls, including a wide. 2 more runs to follow before another wide. The extra ball yields a four which Pretorius hits straight. Next ball, Chahal gets him. Another unbelievable catch by Pant. SA 57/4 after 9 overs.
Two crucial scalps for Yuzvendra Chahal – it’s the first time he’s taken more than one wicket in a T20I since Dec 2020!#INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/bYuh5DfhOX
Axar in to bowl the 8th and is pumped for a 6 by Pretorius in the 3rd ball of the over. South Africa desperately need a partnership here. SA 48/3 after 8 overs
3⃣ crucial scalps for #TeamIndia 💥💥💥
🇿🇦 are 48/3 after 8 overs 👏#OneFamily #INDvSA @BCCI pic.twitter.com/DdRzlNHizk
Is that an outside edge? Yes it is as Pant takes the catch behind. Excellent work by the captain. Not to be tonight for van der Dussen as he departs for just 1 run. SA 40/3 after 6.5 overs
Harshal Patel in to bowl the last over inside powerplay and Pretorius gets a thick outside edge which goes for a four!!! Massive six by Hendricks to follow!! Oh my word. Next ball is hit straight up by Hendricks which is taken by Chahal. SA 38/2 after 6 overs
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Chahal in to bowl the penultimate over inside powerplay as Pant drops Hendricks. Great over by Chahal as South Africa batters struggle for rhythm. Just 2 from this one. SA 25/1 after 5 overs
Axar in to bowl the 4th and gives away 5 runs from the first 3 balls. 3 more runs from the next 2 balls but no boundary and yes!!! He gets Bavuma in the last ball of the match. Avesh takes the catch. SA 23/1 after 4 overs.
Bhuvneshwar in to bowl the 3rd over and yields just 1 run from the first 3 deliveries. South Africa takes 2 from the 4th ball but no boundary. India will like that. SA 15/0 after 3 overs
Avesh Khan in to bowl the second over and Hendricks slaps him for a four off his first ball. The fourth ball is hit for another four!!! Not the start that Avesh wanted. SA 10/0 after 2 overs.
Huge shout for LBW but India decides against the review. That looked very very close. Should probably had gone for that. Beautiful bowling by Bhuvi. SA 2/0 after 1 over.
IND vs SA 3rd T20 Highlights:
IND vs SA: Shreyas Iyer explains why India held Dinesh Karthik back
When Hardik Pandya was bowled by Wayne Parnell, India had been reduced to 90 for 4 in the 13th over against South Africa in the second T20I in Cuttack. Dinesh Karthik had been slotted in at No 6 but he was held back as India decided to send in Axar Patel instead. While Patel could manage only 10 off 11 deliveries, Karthik, who arrived at No 7 with five overs left, overcame a slow start to knock an unbeaten 30 off 21. However, India could only post 148 for 6 in a four-wicket defeat.
After the game, Shreyas Iyer said that India would continue to preserve Karthik for the death overs, although the decision came in for criticism from former South Africa captain Graeme Smith in the post-match broadcast analysis. “It’s definitely something we have strategised earlier as well. We had seven overs left and Axar Patel is someone who can take singles, who can keep rotating the strike,” Iyer explained in the post-match press conference.