India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Highlights: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada guide SA to victory
India vs South Africa, 3rd T20: Catch all the highlights from the second T20I match between India and South Africa.
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Highlights: Quinton de Kock scored another half century as South Africa defeated India in the third T20I encounter to level the series 1-1. De Kock scored 79 off 52 balls as the visitors dominated for the most part of the encounter. Earlier, Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Bjorn Fortuin and Beuran Hendricks took two wickets each as they restricted India to 134/9 in 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan was the top-scorer with 36. Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first against South Africa.
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A six for Temba Bavuma and South Africa have won the match comprehensively by nine wickets.It was a masterclass from Quinton de Kock who dominated the Indian bowlers and the three-match series ends 1-1.
De Kock killing the match
Another six off Krunal Pandya for Quinton de Kock and this is just too easy for South Africa. A massive hit over mid wicket brought down the runs required to 9 and the decision to bat first clearly backfired for Virat Kohli & Co. SA 127/1
De Kock in elite list
50+ in first two innings as captain (T20I)
Paul Stirling (Ire)
Navneet Singh (Can)
Quinton de Kock (SA)
De Kock fifty
Quinton de Kock ‘s fifty
4th fifty in T20Is
2nd vs IND in T20Is
A good catch by Virat Kohli and India have taken their first wicket. Reeza Hendricks miscued the shot off Hardik Pandya and Virat was able to pull off a good effort at mid off. South Africa 81 for the loss of one wicket.
South Africa openers going strong
3rd fifty runs stand for SA openers in IND in T20Is.
Quinton De Kock is involved in two of them
Quinton de Kock is making it look very easy. Stands back and hits a huge six off his back foot on Washington Sundar’s bowling. It is looking like a cake walk for the Proteas batsmen.
Washington Sundar’s delivery crashed into Quinton De Kock’s pads and it looked like India were going to celebrate but the umpire gave it not out. Virat Kohli had no reviews left and replays showed that the ball was crashing into the leg stump. SA 52/0
A horrible review from Virat Kohli as Deepak Chahar was able to hit Reeza Hendricks on his pads but the ball was clearly missing the leg stump. India still decided to go for the review and they were unsuccessful. SA 42/0
De Kock magic
Navdeep Saini is introduced into the attack and Quinton De Kock welcomed him with a massive six over square leg. Two balls later, he picked the fine leg area and the result was same. This is great batting by the Proteas skipper and South Africa are 34 for no loss after 5 overs.
IND need wickets
Both Quinton De Kock and Reeza Hendricks have struggled to play their shots freely till now and this is thanks to the disciplined bowling by Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar. However, with the target being below 150, they need wickets fast.After 4 overs, South Africa are 19 for no loss.
Chahar on point
Great start for Deepak Chahar as he is swinging the ball in both directions and Reeza Hendricks is not finding it easy to deal with them. The pitch has helped pace bowlers till now and if Chahar can control his line and length, he can be a key asset for India. After 2 overs, South Africa are 7 for no loss.
Washington Sundar to begin proceedings for India and Quinton De Kock got a boundary on his very first ball. A solid punch through short cover and the visitors are 6 for no loss after the first over.
Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Bjorn Fortuin and Beuran Hendricks took two wickets each as they restricted India to 134/9 in 20 overs. Huge challenge for India!
IND lose two in quick succession
Washington Sundar looked promising with the boundary off the first ball but he was run out while trying to give the strike to Hardik Pandya. However, that did not prove to be a great idea as Hardik Pandya ended up giving an easy catch to David Miller on the very next delivery. India 133 for the loss of nine wickets.
This is all going wrong for India! Ravindra Jadeja was looking to accelerate but ended up giving his wicket to Kagiso Rabada. The ball went high into the sky after hitting the top edge and the bowler finished a calm catch to dismiss him. India 128 for the loss of seven wickets.
8 off 13 balls - That is not something that is expected off Hardik Pandya towards the end of the innings. The all-rounder was unable to place the balls properly and this has been a disappointing outing for him till now. India are 123 for the loss of six wickets.
Late onslaught needed
India need a good end to their innings and Ravindra Jadeja has started working on it. Kagiso Rabada bowled a straight short of the length delivery and was punished as Jadeja slammed him for a six straight down the ground. India are 116 for the loss of six wickets in 17.3 overs.
Jadeja & Pandya
It is time for Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya! Both of the cricketers are well known for their aggressive brand of batting and with four overs to go, they will have to play a special part for the team. 16 overs gone and India are 103 for the loss of six wickets.
India are losing wickets in a heap and Beuran Hendricks has dismissed Krunal Pandya! Pandya went chasing after a ball outside the off stump and could only manage to edge it to Quinton De Kock behind the stumps. After 14.3 overs, India are 98/6
Bjorn Fortuin has got another wicket in the over as he has managed to outfox Shreyas Iyer. India five wickets down in the innings with more than 7 overs to go.
End of Pant
Another failure for Rishabh Pant as he goes back to the pavilion after scoring 19 runs off 20 balls. Pant is already getting a lot of flak for his performances for India in the recent past.
Pant on the offensive
Rishabh Pant was trying to play cautiously but the youngster finally showed his aggressive side as he slammed Dwaine Pretorius for a six over fine leg. An extremely Pant-like shot as India are 87 for the loss of three wickets after 12 overs.
The two quick wickets have affected the run rate and it is now on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Pant to steady the innings. Both of them have started quite cautiously and after 10 overs, India are 76 for the loss of two wickets.
Kagiso Rabada strikes for South Africa and it is the important wicket of Virat Kohli! An uncharacteristic slog attempt from the India skipper and he is caught in the deep by Andile Phehlukwayo for 9. India 68 for the loss of three wickets.
Temba Bavuma pulled off a good catch and Shikhar Dhawan has thrown away his wicket for 36. Dhawan miscued the shot completely and India lose their second wicket for 62.
Chance for SA
Bjorn Fortuin had a chance to dismiss Virat Kohli but it was a difficult task to complete the return catch off his own bowling. However, he has kept the two batsmen quiet till now and after 7 overs, India are 62/1
Two back-to-back sixes for Shikhar Dhawan and he is looking in supreme touch. Tabraiz Shamsi was introduced into the attack and he was taken to the cleaners by the left-hander. He guided the ball over long-on and then followed it up with another one over extra cover. 6 overs gone and India are 54/1
Kohli in Bengaluru
Kohli in Chinnaswamy (T20s)
3 X 100s
19 X 50s
Dhawan on fire
Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack and Shikhar Dhawan straight away started attacking the medium pacer. An elegant on drive followed by a thick outside edge have him two boundaries as the hosts are 35 for the loss of one wicket.
Beuran Hendricks strikes early for South Africa and he has dismissed Rohit Sharma for 9! An outswinger from the pacer and Rohit ended up edging it to first slip. After 2.2 overs, India are 22 for the loss of one wicket.
Rabada under pressure
Wayward stuff from Kagiso Rabada as he conceded 6 runs on wide in the first two balls and then Rohit Sharma slammed him for two more boundaries through the off side. Great start for India as they are 21/0 after 2 overs.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to begin proceedings for India while Bjorn Fortuin will be bowling the first over. Good start for Dhawan as he got a boundary on the very first ball of the match and after the first over, India are 5 for no loss.
Decision to bat first
The hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0, are unchanged from their previous win on Wednesday. The opening game was washed out.
Most games at the Bangalore stadium have been won by the team batting second, but Kohli said his decision is aimed at getting battle ready for the T20 World Cup next year.
Going to bat. Looks like a nice wicket. I know it’s a ground where teams chase well. Even in the IPL, it’s a chasing ground. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We know we’re one of the top chasing teams. Batting first is something we’re also looking to strengthen. Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Come the World Cup, toss is not in your control, you should be able to perform whether batting or bowling first. Have a few plans in mind, will be looking to executing those. Unchanged team.
Sri Lanka XI
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
India opt to bat
India have won the toss and they will be batting first. No changes in the Indian cricket team and it is quite surprising that India have opted to bat considering that most experts that the team batting second will have the advantage.
The surface looks dry, there a few cracks as well. So it might help the spinners. This is generally a high-scoring ground, unless the pitch plays slow. It’s a good chasing ground as well. So you might be tempted to bowl first
The one area of concern -- which has now been looming over the team -- will be the form of wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and he will again be in focus in Bengaluru.
Pant, who has been warned by head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Vikram Rathour about playing careless cricket, threw away his wicket cheaply and missed out on an opportunity to showcase his talent, which everyone speaks of very highly in Mohali.
Deepak Chahar and Virat Kohli turned out to be the standout performers in Mohali as India cruised to a seven-wicket win against the young Proteas side led by Quinton de Kock.
Team India ticked almost all boxes in Mohali where they first restricted the visitors to 149 and then chased down the target riding on their skipper Kohli’s unbeaten 72.
The visitors will have their task cut out. In order to level the series, the mantra for them is actually quite simple: score enough runs, i.e. in excess of 180 and give their bowlers something on the Chinnaswamy pitch which historically has been a high-scoring ground.
Big hitters like David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius and de Kock need to fire from the word go. Only then can the visitors pose a challenge against the hosts.
Statistical preview of the match
Virat Kohli showed why he is India’s best batsman in the 2nd T20I against South Africa in Mohali earlier this week. The Indian skipper smashed an unbeaten 72 to take his side to a seven-wicket win to help his side take 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. As the two teams head off to Bengaluru for the final encounter in the series on Sunday, Kohli will once again be the key for the men in blue. After all, Bengaluru is his den.
Shikhar Dhawan outlines specific plans for young players
The entire focus of the Indian team in this particular T20I series against South Africa is to identify players who could fit into the scheme of things leading up to the T20 World Cup next year. Ahead of the 3rd T20I, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan too echoed the same sentiments and said that the time was perfect for youngsters such as Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar to build their confidence in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup next year.
Read more about it here.
Gambhir on Pant
With Rishabh Pant’s form continuing to be a point of debate, giving a rise in speculations over his place in the Indian team, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir came out in the youngster’s defence, saying that the team management need to make him feel ‘wanted’. Writing in a column for Times of India, Gambhir slammed the team management for the treatment given to the young wicketkeeper and said that the management need to motivate him to do better.
Read about it here.
Former India captain MS Dhoni, who took a break from cricket to serve in the Army after India’s ouster from the 2019 World Cup, has extended his break and hence, will not be available for selection until November this year. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror he will now be extending his break from cricket, meaning he will miss out on both the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well as the home T20I series against Bangladesh. What this also means is that the earliest he can now make a comeback to the Indian side will be when West Indies come visiting for a T20I series in December.
India Predicted XI
With a comprehensive 7-wicket win behind their back in the 2nd T20I at Mohali, the Virat Kohli-led Indian side will go into the third and final T20I at Bengaluru on Sunday with a lot of confidence. The first match at Dharamsala was a washout, meaning the series has been reduced to a two-match affair, which India cannot lose but ideally, the Men in Blue would like to win the on Sunday and get off to a winning start in their home season.The Proteas, on the other hand, would look to bounce back and square the series.
Here is India’s predicted XI for the match against South Africa.
With a washout in the first game in Dharamsala, both the teams were looking to take the upper hand and take an unassailable lead in the series in Mohali. However, it was the Men in Blue who took command at the I.S. Bindra P.C.A. Stadium and came out with a brilliant performance to secure a rather comformtable win.
Rohit Sharma will renew his battle with skipper Virat Kohli for the top spot in highest run getters’ in T20Is. Rohit is eight runs away from regaining his pole position in the list of most number of runs scored in international T20 cricket. Kohli surpassed Rohit during the second T20 international when he smashed an unbeaten 72 as India took a 1-0 lead in the series by registering a facile seven-wicket victory in Mohali.
Pant under pressure
. “I cannot believe that there is so much talk around a guy who has two Test hundreds away from India and who can play impactful innings. T20 can sometimes get you into trouble because you have to play shots and the ball was there to be hit, only the execution was not probably to what he would have liked,” Ajit Agarkar said in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.
South Africa camp looks confident
“It is going to be a completely different game to Mohali - where it was a big field and a slower pitch. Over here, there is a higher boundary percentage and it’s a whole new challenge for us.”
Weather a concern
The weather predictions show that thunderstorm and rain is likely in Bengaluru throughout the day, because of which the match may get curtailed. Also, the forecast is such that we could see a stop-start match.
Hello and welcome
The action now shifts to Bengaluru, a venue which has been great for Virat Kohli and the Indian team and the stage is set for the hosts to pocket the series against a rather inexperienced South African side. However, the format is extremely fickle and the Indian side need to be at their very best on the particular day.