India beat South Africa by 48 runs and stay alive in the series

India beat SA by 48 runs in 3rd T20 (image credit:-Twitter/ICC)

India beat South Africa by 48 runs in 3rd T20 and kept the series alive.

In a must win game Indian batters and bowlers step up and give India a huge win in 3rd T20. After loosing the toss again for third time in the series South African captain Temba Bavuma put India in to bat. Indian Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan give India off to a great start by scoring 97 runs in 10 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad 57(35) scores maiden fifity in his International carrier. Ishan Kishan continued his great form in the series by scoring 54(35) runs. South African bowlers in the 11-20 overs done well by giving just 82 runs and also picked 4 wickets. Hardik Pandya 31*(21) helped India to post 179/5 in 20 overs. Dwaine Pretorious bowled well for South Africa by giving just 23 runs and Picked two important wickets of Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant.

Indian bowlers bowled extremely welly from the beginning and never allowed South African batters to bat freely. Axar Patel given India the first breakthrough by picking Opposition captain Temba Bavuma 8(10) runs in fourth overs. India picked wickets at regular intervals in their innings. Harsha Patel again proved his worth in T20 side by picking 4 wickets by giving 25 runs in his 3.1 overs. Indian Spinners Axar Patel 1/28 and Yuzvendra Chahal 3/20 together given just 48 runs in 8 overs and picked 4 wickets. Heinrick Klaasen 29(24) is the top scorer for SA.

Player of the Match:- Yuzvendra Chahal

Next match will be played on 17th June in Rajkot

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