India claim T20I series against South Africa, end tour on a high

India claim T20I series against South Africa, end tour on a high

India beat South Africa by 7 runs in third and final T20I to win the series 2-1 and end the tour.

India vs South Africa 3rd T20

India once again showed why they are one of the best limited-overs team in world cricket. After losing the Test series against South Africa, India bounced back strongly in the limited-overs games. They won the ODI series 5-1 and on Saturday, they won the three-match T20I series 2-1 after beating the Proteas by 7 runs in the third and final game in Cape Town. The win gave India the second trophy of the tour which began on January 5 with a Test match. (BCCI Photo)

Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma trophy

Virat Kohli (L) led India in all three formats but did not play the final game of the tour. He sat of the game with a stiff back and Rohit Sharma (R) led the team in his place. (BCCI Photo)

India beat South Africa

India won the third and final T20I by seven runs in a nervous encounter. South Africa needed 173 for a win but Indian bowlers restricted then to 165/6. Virat Kohli and other staff celebrate India's win. (BCCI Photo)

Virat Kohli ICC mace

After the match, India captain Virat Kohli was presented with the ICC Test mace. It was given to India for retaining the number one rank in Test cricket. (BCCI Photo)

Suresh Raina with Bhuvneshwar

Suresh Raina, making a comeback into the team, was phenomenal in India's victory on Saturday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also contributed. (BCCI Photo)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named the man-of-the-series of the T20Is. He bowled at an economy of 6.09 throughout the series. He picked up two wickets in the final T20I. (BCCI Photo)

Suresh Raina India

Suresh Raina was named the man-of-the-match in the final T20I. He made 43 runs and took a wicket in India's win. (BCCI Photo)

Shikhar Dhawan batting

India were asked to bat first by South Africa and riding on Shikhar Dhawan's 47 and Suresh Raina's 43, they posted 172/7. South Africa were too slow in the chase and only JP Duminy (55) and Christiaan Jonker (49 off 24) brought them back into the game. (BCCI Photo)