India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022: India wins their 3rd T20 match against South Africa by 48 runs in order to stay alive in this series. This match took place on 14th June 2022(Tuesday) at Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first decided to restrict India below the average score expected. But the Indian team has performed well by scoring 179-5 in 20 overs. This is the first win for Rishabh Pant as the Indian Team Captain in International cricket.
India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022 Highlights: India’s Batting Performance
India started off with their 3rd T20 well as Indian opening batsmen gave India a good start to build up a good total. Indian opening batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 57 runs in 35 balls ( 7 fours and 2 sixes ) and Ishan Kishan’s 54 runs in 35 balls (5 Fours and 2 Sixes) helped India with a good start with their 97-run opening partnership.
Ruturaj Gaikwad had to depart at 97-1 in 9.5 overs scoring his first international T20 half-century. After the fall of Ishan Kishan’s wicket at 131-3 in 13.4 overs, there was a turning point in the match. India reached 100 runs quickly in their first 10.4 overs but later scored only 79 runs in their remaining overs.
At one stage, it seemed that India could score easily 200 runs and more. But, after taking the wicket of Ishan Kishan, South Africa restricted India to 179-6 in 20 overs. According to the reports, the Indians managed to score 126-1 in their first 73 balls. But in their last 57 balls, they managed to score only 53-4.
Hardik Pandya, as the finishing batsman of India, scored 31 runs in 21 balls(including 4 fours) helping his team to reach the total average score expected at this ground.
India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022 Highlights: South Africa’s Batting Performance
As South Africa’s 2nd innings were about to start, it was a challenging task for India to restrict South Africa below 180. South Africa’s first wicket fell early at 23-1 in 3.5 overs, as the captain and opening batsman Temba Bavuma had to depart early scoring only 8 runs in 10 balls.
Later, the Indian team with their excellent bowling and fielding performance resulted in South Africa’s quick fall of wickets. The Indian Team ensured that there was no proper partnership maintained between the South African batsmen in order to win this match. Only Heinrich Klaasen was the top-scoring batsman with his 29 runs in 24 balls( 3 Fours and 1 Six). Yuzvendra Chahal with his excellent bowling spell of 20-3 in 4 Overs and Harshal Patel’s 25-4 in 3.1 overs helped India restrict South Africa below 180.
India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022 Man of The Match
Yuzvendra Chahal was awarded “Man of the match” for his excellent bowling spell of 20-3 in 4 Overs. He proves that he is one of the most important bowlers required for the Indian Cricket Team.
Overall Highlights of India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022
India wins their 3rd T20 by 48 runs by keeping their hopes alive of winning this T20 series. As of now, South Africa still leads the series 2-1 against India. As per the previous reports, only 2 matches were played at this venue. Both these 2 matches at this venue were won by the teams batting first. The same resulted with India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2022.
The average score was expected to be 170-180 at this ground. But India managed to score 179-5 in 20 overs. It would be the happiest moment for Rishabh Pant to win his first T20 international match as a captain. But it would also become a memorable moment for him if he wins his first series as captain by winning the remaining two matches in this series.
India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022 takes place on 17th June 2022 (Friday ) at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot starting at 7:00 pm IST.
Now it is a must-win situation for India to win the remaining two matches in order to win this series. Whereas, South Africa has to win one out of two remaining matches to win this series. Previously, it was a worrying fact that India was not able to defend the score of 211 and149 in their 1st T20 and 2nd T20 of this series respectively. But in this match, the Indian team has learned a lot from the mistakes performed in their previous matches. It was an excellent Batting and Bowling performance by the Indian Team in this match.