South Africa beat India by 49 runs in the third and final T20I match, but lost the series 1-2 in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday, after a brilliant performance by the bowlers following Riley Roseau’s career maiden hundred.
Indore. South Africa beat India by 49 runs in the third and final T20I match, but lost the series 1-2 in the third and final T20 International here on Tuesday, after a brilliant performance by the bowlers following Riley Roseau’s career maiden hundred. Rosseau scored an unbeaten 100 off 48 balls with eight sixes and seven fours, apart from 90 for the second wicket with De Kock (68) and 87 for the third wicket with Tristan Stubbs (23) to help South Africa to a huge score of 227 runs in three wickets. David Miller scored an unbeaten 19 in just five balls in the end. In reply, the Indian team lost wickets at regular intervals and the team never looked in a position to chase down the target and were eventually bundled out for 178 runs in 18.3 overs.
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Dinesh Karthik scored 46 runs for India. Apart from them, only Deepak Chahar (31), Rishabh Pant (27) and Umesh Yadav (20 not out) could touch the 20-run mark. Dwayne Pretorius took three wickets for 26 runs for South Africa. Keshav Maharaj (2 for 34), Wayne Parnell (2 for 41) and Lungi Ngidi (2 for 51) played well with them and took two wickets each. Playing without in-form vice-captain Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli, India had a very poor start and the team’s score was reduced to four for two in the second over itself. Captain Rohit Sharma (00) was caught on the second ball of the innings by Kagiso Rabada (1 for 24), while Parnell in the next over took Shreyas Iyer (01) lbw.
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Karthik opened the account with a boundary off Parnell, while opener Pant also hit a four off Rabada. Pant welcomed Lungi Ngidi with two sixes and as many fours, but the last ball took a simple catch to Stubbs at cover. He hit two sixes and three fours in his 14 balls. Karthik hit two sixes and a four in successive deliveries from Parnell. India scored 64 for three in the powerplay. Karthik also hit two consecutive sixes on Maharaj but was bowled off the last ball by the left-arm spinners over. He hit four sixes and as many fours while facing 21 balls. Suryakumar Yadav too, after scoring eight runs, was caught by Stubbs off Dwayne Pretorius, taking India’s score to 86 for five. India completed the century in the 11th over.
Harshal Patel (17) hit a four and a six off Ngidi but was then caught by Miller. Parnell gave India the seventh blow by having Axar Patel (09) caught by wicketkeeper de Kock. Ravichandran Ashwin (02) caught Rabada off Maharaj’s ball. Chahar hit a four and a six off successive deliveries from Maharaj. India needed 86 runs in the last five overs. Chahar hit sixes on Ngidi and Pretorius but was then caught by Miller, ending India’s true hopes. Pretorius gave South Africa the win by having Mohammad Siraj (05) caught by Miller. Earlier, the South African batsmen put on 108 runs in the last eight overs.
The four fast bowlers in India are Deepak Chahar (one wicket for 48 runs in four overs), Mohammad Siraj (44 runs without a wicket in four overs), Harshal Patel (49 runs in four overs) and Umesh Yadav (in three overs) One wicket for 34 runs) proved quite costly. Rohit won the toss and decided to bowl. De Kock looked in rhythm from the start. He hit sixes on Siraj and Chahar. Bavuma scored the first run in the third innings of the series with a run off Siraj. However, his struggle continued and after scoring three runs, he was caught by Rohit on the very first ball of Umesh. Roseau started his innings with two consecutive fours from Umesh and then also hit sixes on Ashwin and Siraj. South Africa scored 48 runs for one wicket in the power play.
De Kock completed his fifty in 33 balls with a six off Umesh. De Kock took the team’s score past 100 runs in the 11th over with two consecutive fours off Harshal. However, he was then run out on an accurate throw by Iyer from deep midwicket in an attempt to take two runs. He hit six fours and four sixes in his 43-ball knock. Young Stubbs hits Umesh for a six as he comes. Roseau completed his half-century in just 27 balls with a six from Axar Patel. Stubbs was lucky on 13 when Chahar had a chance to run him out for being too far on the bowling side, but the Indian bowler let him off with a warning. Stubbs got lucky after that as Umesh took his catch at third man but it turned out to be a no-ball. Roseau completed his century in 48 balls with a run in the last over of Chahar’s innings, but Ashwin was caught by Stubbs (23) on the next ball. Miller then hit three consecutive sixes and made 24 runs in the over.
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