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India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Highlights: QDK’s unbeaten 79 takes SA home

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 3rd T20I Highlights: India won the toss and elected to bat first in Bengaluru on Sunday. However, the decision backfired as the Indian middle-order collapsed after a brisk start.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 22, 2019 10:46:54 pm
India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Highlights: The series was squared at 1-1.

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 3rd T20I Highlights: A 52-ball 79* from South Africa captain Quinton De Kock helped South Africa draw the series 1-1 against India in Bengaluru on Sunday. Chasing a modest target of 135, the Proteas were always in command with the captain leading from the front. Temba Bavuma also played a useful hand of 27 from 23 as SA reached home with 19 balls to spare.

Earlier, South Africa restricted India to 134/9 in 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada and Beuran Hendricks were the tormentors-in-chief with five wickets between themselves. Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the decision backfired as the Indian middle-order collapsed after a brisk start. 63 runs came off the first seven overs as Dhawan seemed in good touch. But it was at this point onwards that the men in blue lost their way. Apart from Dhawan, none of the batsmen were there long enough to adjust to the conditions and gave their wicket away. Poor shot selection and a tight leash maintained by the South African bowlers also choked the Indian run rate.

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Match EndedSouth Africa tour of India, 2019 - 3rd T20I


134/9 (20.0)

South Africa

140/1 (16.5)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I )
South Africa beat India by 9 wickets

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India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: Highlights

22:04 (IST)22 Sep 2019
South Africa win by nine wickets, level series

Owing to de Kock's monumental, unbeaten innings of 79, hitting six fours and five sixes, South Africa have won the match by nine wickets chasing down a paltry target of 135. Bavuma ended the match with a massixe six and its elation for the Proteas. They have levelled the series after the first match was washed out, and the second was won by Kohli's India. Absolutely de Kock's night as his captaincy was evident from the Proteas bowling and obviously, his batting.

21:59 (IST)22 Sep 2019
SA inching closer

Conceding just four runs in the last over, India maybe had a bit of a confidence, but that is completely slaughtered by de Kock again. What a player! Another and another six. Krunal Pandya looks just disappointed as he is up against a man who is doing no wrong. 14 runs off the over, and de Kock brings up 1000 runs in his T20I career. He is on 76* from 49 balls. SA are 127/1 after 15 overs. Eight more runs to go.

21:51 (IST)22 Sep 2019

Temba Bavuma joined in the party with two boundaries, and now it's usual business for de Kock as he hits another six. His fourth of the night, to Hardik Pandya, and he follows it up with a boundary. A captain's knock so far, on 63*, as he has brought South Africa to a point where they need just 28 runs from 42 balls. SA are 109/1 after 13 overs. 

21:41 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Fifty for de Kock

A confident boundary off Hardik Pandya's third ball of the innings and a two, and the South Africa captain scores his half-century in 38 balls. He is on 52* and looks like a match-winner here. SA are 86/1 after 11 overs.

21:38 (IST)22 Sep 2019

THERE'S THE BREAKTHROUGH! Hardik Pandya comes in and off his first ball, he has dismissed Reeza Hendricks on 28. And he has his captain to thank for a stupendous catch. Temba Bavuma is on. SA are 76/1 after 10.1 overs.

21:35 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Singles galore

After De Kock moved into the 40s with a massive six punishing Washington, South Africa made the required run-rate dip below six per over. Six singles in Krunal Pandya's over keep the opening batsmen on a very healthy ground. SA are 76/0 after 10 overs.

21:29 (IST)22 Sep 2019
SA go marching on

Without any review left, India missed a big chance to get De Kock out after Washington Sundar had got him trapped in. And now with that missed chance, South Africa continue to build their confidence as the opening duo bring up their fifty-run partnership in Krunal Pandya's over. Hendricks got a boundary too. 11 runs off the over. SA are 60/0 after 8 overs. 

21:19 (IST)22 Sep 2019
India lose a review

A review from India, but the ball from Chahar to Hendricks is going way down the leg side. This is not going how Kohli would have wanted and could end quicker than anticipated.

21:19 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Powerplay ends

De Kock and Hendricks really got the Proteas off to a flier, and mostly it's the captain. His two sixes rattled Saini, and got him upto 28* off 23 balls. Chahar and Saini are yet to find a breakthrough, as SA end the powerplay on 43/0 after six overs. Nine runs off the last over.

21:13 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Back to back SIXES!

Navdeep Saini under massive pressure here. First is flicked off the length ball after which its the pick up shot which it is the pickup shot which sends him over the fence again. 15 from the over and SA- 35/0 in 5 overs

21:03 (IST)22 Sep 2019
QDK on the charge

de Kock doesn't need any second invitation when you bowl it that full. Just uses his fast hands to spank the drive in the gap through extra cover. Jadeja tries his best in the deep but he comes second and he seems to have hurt his finger there? Clearly looks in some sort of discomfort. SA - 14/0

20:53 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Can IND defend 134 in Bengaluru?

Back with live action. R Hendricks and de Kock are at the crease. R Hendricks is on strike. Washington Sundar will open the attack.  QDK is off the mark with a boundary, just like the last game. SA- 6/0 after 1 over

20:43 (IST)22 Sep 2019
India restricted to 134

Navdeep Saini steals a bye and IND end their innings at 134/9. What a collapse that was- from 63/1 Team India lost eight wickets for 71 runs. Can they defend their total? Bowlers have a task in hand to defend this modest total.

20:38 (IST)22 Sep 2019
India losing the plot

Washington Sundar is runout for 4 after which Hardik Pandya took strike but he too was snared by Rabada. IND- 133/9 with 1 ball remaining.

20:34 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Jadeja has to go

Caught&Bowled! Jadeja has to walk back. That went a mile in the air and the batsmen almost completed two runs there. Went for the big hit but a leading edge goes straight up. India are seven down with five balls to play. Can the bowlers defend this?

20:31 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Hardik hits a four

Hardik Pandya not quite finding his six-hitting range, but a boundary gets India to 127/6 with one over to go.  What do you think the final score will be?

20:29 (IST)22 Sep 2019

SIX!!! What a shot from Ravindra Jadeja and that will surely wake up the crowd up at Chinnaswamy. Clears his front leg to free his arms and the back of a length delivery is deposited straight back past the bowlers head. Rabada is unhappy. IND- 118/6 in 18 overs

20:17 (IST)22 Sep 2019
Questions to be asked?
20:12 (IST)22 Sep 2019

A slight edge and Krunal Pandya is back to the pavilion sooner than he arrived. India are six down now as Beuran Hendricks gets his second of the night. The young fast bowler is having quite a night here. He finishes his spell on a good note. Four overs for 14 runs and two important wicekts. IND are 98/6 after 14.3 overs.

20:03 (IST)22 Sep 2019

Shreyas Iyer is sent back to the stands now as India are found crumbling now. Bjorn Fortuin finishes his over with another wicket and brings India almost to their knees. Both the Pandya brothers are on now. IND are 93/5 after 13 overs. 

India vs South Africa India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: Team India players during net sessions. PTI


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rahul Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde

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