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    South Africa [140/1] beat India [134/9] by 9 wickets in the third T20I, draw series 1-1

    With their victory in Mohali, India have ensured they canít lose this T20I series, but this joust against South Africa is just as much about the ICC Menís T20 World Cup 2020, and with that in mind, thereís plenty to consider for both sides.

    Overview

    India v South Africa, 3rd T20I
    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    Sunday, 22 September; 07:00pm local, 01:30pm GMT

    Indiaís chief concern will be with Rishabh Pant. There has been increased scrutiny on the 21-year-old, especially after Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri urged better decision-making from the wicket-keeper batsman, and his dismissal for 4 in Mohali, with Kohli watching at the other end, will only serve to train the spotlights even more on him in Bengaluru.

    Shreyas Iyer, meanwhile, has been making a case for himself Ė there were two half-centuries in the one-day internationals in the West Indies Ė and the management might consider moving him up to No.4, with Pant dropping down to No.5.

    As for South Africa, there were encouraging signs in Mohali. Quinton de Kock showed captaincy was no burden on his individual form with a 37-ball 52. But that was perhaps the only real positive.

    After de Kockís fall, South Africa had a worrying lack of intensity that stopped them from posting something in the region of 180. Temba Bavuma scored 49 on debut, but his strike-rate of 113.95 will need to be upped drastically in T20Is.

    Remember the last time

    Virat Kohliís crisp stroke-play was there for all to see as he guided Indiaís chase of 150. He first put on a 61-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan (40 off 31) for the second wicket and then an unbroken 47 with Shreyas (16* off 14) for the fourth to complete the chase with an over to spare. Earlier, South Africa captain de Kock had given them a solid start, but the middle order failed to build on it, and they were restricted to 149/5.

    Shikhar Dhawan, India opener: "As senior players, when we see the [youngsters] coming in, we make sure we do communication, make sure their nerves are calm Ö communication is very important. Any time any youngster wants to discuss something with us, weíre there."

    Quinton de Kock, South Africa captain: "There was a lot of pressure coming in for some of the new guys, and I thought they played really well [in Mohali]. Obviously, we didn't get a winning start, but I thought they held their nerve very well."

    Conditions

    Rains are forecast in Bengaluru, which creates a high possibility of the match being interrupted. But with the M Chinnaswamy Stadium's revamped drainage system, chances of play getting underway are high, should rain relent.

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    South Africa vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen wants his side to play their cricket the "traditional South African way" when they face India in the final Twenty20 International on Sunday, 22 September.

    After the first T20I of the three-match series was washed out, India won the second game by seven wickets. Van der Dussen admitted that his side is wary of the challenge of facing "one of the strongest teams in the world" and wants to "play hard" in the final outing.

    "We are coming here to win in the traditional South African way," he said on the eve of the final T20I in Bengaluru. "We play hard, even though we have young players in our squad, we are not going to stand back to anyone.

    "That’s the emphasis, even if results are going your way or not. Sometimes on the day, you’re not sure what's going to happen. We knew it’s going to be tough, India is one of the strongest teams in the world."

    In the second T20I in Mohali, India's top three batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli – accounted for 124 of the 150 runs India had to chase down. That was despite Rohit amking only a run-a-ball 12, as after his dismissal, Dhawan notched up a 31-ball 40, while skipper Kohli made a match-winning 72* off 52 balls.

    Van der Dussen said that his young bowlers should give their best "to nullify these types of players", and strategise to dismiss them early and put pressure.

    "Virat and Rohit are the two leading run-scorers at the moment in international T20s. It’s a great challenge for young bowlers coming here to bowl to those type of guys. We know what challenge is all about, there is a lot of challenges coming to India, and we are honest
    "We got Rohit early other night, Shikhar played well, though again, we didn’t have a score to put pressure on him and Virat, and the partnership was massive. Come tomorrow, we can play to execute our plans and get in the situation so that we can put those guys under pressure".

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    Toss:India won the toss and opt to bat

    India Squad: Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

    South Africa Squad: Playing XI: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi


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    Watching Dhawan bat, lets me think what couldíve happened if he wasnít injured during the WC.

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    IND 79/3 (10.5) CRR: 7.29
    India opt to bat


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    Pant holes out as usual lol @Bhaag Viru Bhaag

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    India 134/9 in 20 overs.


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    Can South Africa win this? Target is not high.

    Great chance to make it 1-1 and get confidence boost.


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    solid start by SA openers , fifty runs partnership

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    Good hit

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    SA need to keep cool here , required rate well under control

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyWarsFan View Post
    Pant holes out as usual lol @Bhaag Viru Bhaag
    Are you surprised? I am not. Also when was the last time Pandya played a useful inning for India? The way Pant is batting these days I won't be surprised if Kohli brings back Dhoni into T20 team because there will be a T20 World Cup next year.

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    South Africa require another 65 runs with 10 wickets and 11.0 overs remaining

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    Required rate is below 6 here ... just rotation of strike required.

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    India strike here

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    India missing specialist spinners here .

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    South Africa require another 5 runs with 9 wickets and 25 balls remaining

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    BEURAN HENDRICKS set the standard on his return to the Standard Bank Proteas T20 side to spearhead a superb bowling performance that put them on the road to a famous nine-wicket victory with 19 balls to spare and a share of the T20 International series against India at Bangaluru on Sunday.

    The victory was as one-sided as the final margin suggested and represents a tremendous achievement for the new leadership team of Interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe and Interim captain Quinton de Kock and the rest of the players and technical staff.

    What was particularly impressive was the fact that Nkwe, De Kock and company have shown themselves to be quick learners. It was to be seen not only in the skills of the bowlers but also the manner in which De Kock deployed them.

    He used five different bowlers in the six-over power play and one-over spells became the rule rather than the exception throughout the innings after India had won the toss.

    Hendricks came into the side in place of Anrich Nortje in the only change to the team and bowled a superb two-over spell of 1/7 with 8 dot balls in the power play and went on to finish with 2/14 in 4 which almost matched his career best 4/14 against Pakistan earlier this year.

    He has been on the fringe of the team in all formats for too long and, being left-handed, offers an important option to the Proteas both in white-ball and red-ball cricket.

    Kagiso Rabada started with three wide deliveries that cost 7 runs to go for 17 runs in his first over but recovered well to respond with 3/22 from his remaining three overs.

    Particularly pleasing was the form of the two spinners with Tabraiz Shamsi, after being hit for sixes off his first two deliveries, coming back strongly to take 1/23 in 4 with 12 dot balls. Bjorn Fortuin in his second match finished with 2/19 from three.

    If the speed with which an inexperienced bowling line-up has learned important lessons is a huge plus so is the way that De Kock has relished the responsibility of taking over the captaincy. His unbeaten 79 off 52 balls (5 sixes and 6 fours) gave him an aggregate of 131 runs for once out with a strike rate of 148.86 and included an opening partnership of 76 off 63 balls with Reeza Hendricks.

    By the time he hit his third six in the ninth over the match was finished as contest as the required run rate had dropped to less than a run a ball with all 10 wickets still in hand. He also chalked up his 1 000th run in T20I cricket.

    Temba Bavuma was another to show how he has grown in confidence and adapted his game plan to the shortest format with his 27 (23 balls, two fours and a six). It must have given him cause for enormous satisfaction as he finished the match with his six.

    Beuran Hendricks was named Man of the Match and De Kock Man of the Series.

    The Proteas now move on to the three-match Test series starting on October 2 in confident mood following their move up to No. 3 in the ICC T20I standings.



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    Virat Kohli Reveals What Cost India The Third T20I Against South Africa

    Virat Kohli's decision to bat after winning the toss in third T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru didn't pay off as the hosts could only score 134/9 in their stipulated 20 overs.

    Virat Kohli's decision to bat after winning the toss in third Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa in Bengaluru didn't pay off as the hosts could only score 134/9 in their stipulated 20 overs. After the match, Indian skipper reflected on why he decided to bat at M. Chinnaswamy -- a ground where chasing is considered relatively easier -- and also reveled what cost his side the game. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Kohli revealed that they were not able to read the tempo of the game and that is what cost them dearly. Virat Kohli also credited the South African bowlers for their hard work and said they utilised the ground conditions better.

    "I think South Africa bowled well, the pitch suited them in the first innings and we weren't able to read the tempo of the game well," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

    "Exactly what we wanted to do and that's going to be the template we'll follow for games we have before the World Cup," Kohli reflected on his decision to bat after winning toss.

    "The mindset has to be flexible and to try out things when situations are stacked against us. We will have games like this where we don't execute what we want. But as long as the intent is there to improve, we'll be in a good zone," Kohli added.

    After the loss which costed them a series win, Kohli wasn't too critical of the players and backed them to come good in games to come.

    "The squad composition we'll try to get right as soon as we can. The guys who have done well in the domestic circuit are getting opportunities, so it's not like we are playing random people.

    "You have to understand as well that it's a very young side, you have to give them time as a team to come together. We batted till 9 tonight, and that's one area we're looking to strengthen," the 30-year old batsman added.

    Earlier, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got India off to an explosive start but Rohit once again couldn't build on to the start like last game and fell on nine runs.

    Skipper Virat Kohli also couldn't repeat his last match' performance and fell on exact same score as Rohit. Dhawan top-scored for India with his 25-ball 36.

    South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock led his side's chase from the front and remained unbeaten on 79 off just 52 balls, helping his side chase down the total with more than three overs to go.

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    An outstanding team effort in the field followed by an assured run chase saw South Africa level their three-match T20I series against India with a resounding nine-wicket win in Bengaluru.

    Coming into the final match of the series after defeat in Mohali against a Virat Kohli-inspired India, South Africa turned things around in resounding fashion.

    India actually started proceedings in the same way they left off in the second T20I. The second over of the innings, bowled by Kagiso Rabada, went for 17 runs as Rabada took time to find his rhythm, uncharacteristically sending down three consecutive wides at the start of his spell.

    Quinton de Kock, in just his second match as T20I skipper, showed proactive thinking early on, using four different bowlers for the first four overs of the India innings. His rotation policy reaped early rewards as Beuran Hendricks, who ended with figures of 2/12 from his allotted four overs, had Rohit Sharma caught by his namesake Reeza in the slips.

    That wicket brought Kohli to the crease and alongside Shikhar Dhawan, they quickly built a dangerous looking partnership with Dhawan in particular looking in an ominous mood. His dismissal, looking to attack Tabraiz Shamsi, changed the course of the India innings. After a few tight overs, India soon found themselves 93/5 not too long after looking steady on 63/1.

    The flurry of wickets allowed South Africa to exercise control over the scoring rate as India clearly reined in their attacking intent to ensure that they would bat out the 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada finished the innings superbly for the tourists, showcasing admirable resilience following his disappointing start to the day taking two wickets, those of Ravi Jadeja and Hardik Pandya, in the final over to restrict India to an under par 134/9.

    South Africa showed great maturity in the early stages of their run chase, knowing full well that if they kept wickets in hand they would be firm favourites to level the series. Just 19 runs were scored off the first four overs but crucially both openers, Hendricks and de Kock, remained at the crease.

    De Kock then upped the ante when Navdeep Saini was introduced into the attack, hitting two of his first three deliveries into the stands. The first shot, a dismissive strike over square leg, was a real statement of intent from the Proteas skipper.

    Hendricks eventually fell to an outstanding catch from Kohli for 28 but at that stage, South Africa were well on top on 76/1 from 10 overs. De Kock batted with fine grace as he first passed 50 and then reach a career high score in T20I cricket. Temba Bavuma finished the game off with a maximum, puling Krunal Pandya into the stands to deal a nine-wicket win with 19 balls remaining.

    The attention of both sides now turns to the Test leg of the tour which starts on October 2nd in Visakhapatnam.

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    South Africa finally beat India. They have been India's bunny for a long time.


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    India is an average T20I team. They have 3 world class players in VK, Rohit and Bumrah but all the others are flaky and inconsistent. Especially the middle order power hitters.

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    That is some hammering.

    South Africa are such an unpredictable team these days.



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    India's batting is so bad in every format these days.
    All these domestic level hacks are stars in their heads: Pandya, Pant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pratiktc View Post
    India is an average T20I team. They have 3 world class players in VK, Rohit and Bumrah but all the others are flaky and inconsistent. Especially the middle order power hitters.
    lol no one gives a crap about t20. only lpl matters to players apart from test and odi. odi isn't even that important. only world cups and champions trophy plus Asia cups are. Asia cups to an extent. Test will always reign supreme though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobashir View Post
    India's batting is so bad in every format these days.
    All these domestic level hacks are stars in their heads: Pandya, Pant...
    nah they are good in tests. t20 they just don't care apart from ipl. odi is fodder in the middle. poor middle order in odi.

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    Hardik sober pandya single handedly lost the match for india with his inability to hit the boundaries in the last 7 overs

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    Lol this was an absolute mauling

    When will Sir Hardik Pandya start to look like an international class cricketer? Till when will India persist with this mediocre, good-for-nothing joke of a cricketer in the name of 'balance'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usman Chadda View Post
    Lol this was an absolute mauling

    When will Sir Hardik Pandya start to look like an international class cricketer? Till when will India persist with this mediocre, good-for-nothing joke of a cricketer in the name of 'balance'?
    but he brings assess on seats though. You know? apparently the girls love him rofl. If he is marketable then he will play bro that's how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    lol no one gives a crap about t20. only lpl matters to players apart from test and odi. odi isn't even that important. only world cups and champions trophy plus Asia cups are. Asia cups to an extent. Test will always reign supreme though.
    Cricinfo were treating this t20I series as if it were the WC or ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    lol no one gives a crap about t20. only lpl matters to players apart from test and odi. odi isn't even that important. only world cups and champions trophy plus Asia cups are. Asia cups to an extent. Test will always reign supreme though.
    Sorry sir but Pandya and Pant haven't set the world on fire in ODI's also. If they don't give a crap about IT20. They should take retirement from these formats and let the guys who actually care about playing for India play instead.

    Pandya and Pant are those cricketers who will perform once in 7-8 matches and keep their place secure and fans happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danyaalr01 View Post
    Cricinfo were treating this t20I series as if it were the WC or ashes.
    Not to mention this was India's full strength side for a series which no one cares about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Sorry sir but Pandya and Pant haven't set the world on fire in ODI's also. If they don't give a crap about IT20. They should take retirement from these formats and let the guys who actually care about playing for India play instead.

    Pandya and Pant are those cricketers who will perform once in 7-8 matches and keep their place secure and fans happy.
    oh bro I despise pandya lol. pant in odi and t20 should be banned. tests he has done well so he can play in that format.

    pandya has talent but doesn't have the drive imo.

    india need to look elsewhere and they need to find number 4 and 5 batters.

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    But but South African cricket is finished according to some.

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    Ravindra Jadeja is a better all-rounder than Hardik Pandya. When was the last time this pseudo all-rounder won India a game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    But but South African cricket is finished according to some.
    who said that?
    south africa will always remain a strong side. Their domestic system is first class quality.

    They have wonderful bowlers and will continue to produce many top class players.

    batting may be an issue for now but they have some waiting on the lines like zubair hamza, Malan, rudi second de bruyn etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    who said that?
    south africa will always remain a strong side. Their domestic system is first class quality.

    They have wonderful bowlers and will continue to produce many top class players.

    batting may be an issue for now but they have some waiting on the lines like zubair hamza, Malan, rudi second de bruyn etc.
    Go and read some threads around the time South Africa were knocked out of the WC. This is a thread about South Africa being the new West Indies.

    Losing a few games makes you minnows apprentley even if you beat the number 1 test team last year lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Go and read some threads around the time South Africa were knocked out of the WC. This is a thread about South Africa being the new West Indies.

    Losing a few games makes you minnows apprentley even if you beat the number 1 test team last year lol.
    tbf s.africa has always been a world class test side. Far better test side than odi.

    They only lost to Lanka because de villiers retired and ngidi couldn't play the second test. duane Olivier played like trash but against pakistam he played like freaking steyn at his absolute best.

    They will get some batsmen in for sure. second, de bruyn, Malan, hamza and van see dussen are all good options. loads of talent. They will always be a force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Go and read some threads around the time South Africa were knocked out of the WC. This is a thread about South Africa being the new West Indies.

    Losing a few games makes you minnows apprentley even if you beat the number 1 test team last year lol.
    According to @freelance_cricketer this south african team is mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    According to @freelance_cricketer this south african team is mediocre.
    They are just testing some players out. I think in a year or 2 they will be stronger .

    They look fresh and De Kock looks motivated. Could be an inspired choice to make him captain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    tbf s.africa has always been a world class test side. Far better test side than odi.

    They only lost to Lanka because de villiers retired and ngidi couldn't play the second test. duane Olivier played like trash but against pakistam he played like freaking steyn at his absolute best.

    They will get some batsmen in for sure. second, de bruyn, Malan, hamza and van see dussen are all good options. loads of talent. They will always be a force.
    South Africa have always been a consistent ODI side. Just lack that extra killer edge in ICC tournaments which we have seen.

    They have always been a good test team. Lol even this so called weak team beat India at home, Australia home and away!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    South Africa have always been a consistent ODI side. Just lack that extra killer edge in ICC tournaments which we have seen.

    They have always been a good test team. Lol even this so called weak team beat India at home, Australia home and away!!!!
    They were not weak whatsoever vs india or Aussies. They had devilliers steyn rabada ngidi available. They were weakened only vs sri lanka and they rightfully lost. Honestly they should have drawn that series if not for the heroics of one player and the absence of de villiers plus ngidi.


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