IND vs SA 3rd T20: South Africa Beat India By 49 Runs

IND vs SA 3rd T20: South Africa Beat India By 49 Runs
Image Credit: BCCI

IND vs SA 3rd T20: With Rilee Rossouw’s scintillating century, the South Africa team ended the series with a victory. Rossouw’s unbeaten century helped South Africa beat India by 49 runs in the third and last international match played here on Tuesday. With this victory, the South African team was saved from a clean sweep in the series.

India won the toss and decided to bowl first. South Africa made a huge score of 227 runs for 3 wickets. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to 178 runs in 18.3 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma returned back on the second delivery. This defeat will not affect the outcome of the series. India has already won the series 2-1. Team India won the first T20 by eight wickets and the second T20 by 16 runs. Despite this defeat, Team India managed to win the series 2-1.

Team India was successful in winning the T20 series against South Africa at home for the first time. This was the last T20 series of the Indian team before the T20 World Cup. According to media reports, Team India will leave for Australia for the World Cup on Wednesday. In Brisbane, Australia, India has to play two practice matches against Australia on 16 October and New Zealand on 17 October.

Scored the first century of his T20I career

The hero of South Africa’s victory was Rilee Rossouw. He played the best innings of his T20 International career and scored an unbeaten 100 in 48 balls. Rossouw, who became the man of the match, hit 7 fours and 8 sixes during this smoky innings and David Miller scored an unbeaten 19 runs in 5 balls with 3 sixes.

24 runs in one over from Deepak Chahar

Pacer Deepak Chahar came to throw the 20th over of the innings and gave away 24 runs. David Miller hit three consecutive sixes in this over. Indian bowlers conceded 73 runs in the last 5 overs.

Coach Dravid said: Luck supported us in the last two series

After the match, coach Dravid, the coach of the Indian team, said that even though luck was not with us in the Asia Cup, luck supported us in Australia and this series. He said good results came in both the series. Luck is also needed in this format. Had the batsmen stayed for a while, the result would have been different.

Arshdeep did not play due to an injury

Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh did not play in the third T20 match due to injury. According to a report, Arshdeep also has a back injury problem. However, his injury is not serious and he has only been rested. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were included in place of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.

Will encourage Team India in Australia: Bumrah

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is very disappointed after being ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injury. He tweeted on Tuesday, “I am deeply saddened not to be a part of the T20 World Cup but grateful for the good wishes, care, and support received from my loved ones. As soon as I recover, I will be in Australia for the team’s campaign. I’ll support you.” In this tweet, BCCI wrote, our speed star will be fine soon.