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IND vs SA 5 reasons why Team India won the 3rd T20I against South Africa


The Indian cricket team kept its hopes alive in the five-match T20 series after beating South Africa by 48 runs in the third T20I, thanks to the excellent performance of the bowlers after the batsmen. Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 179 for five wickets and then bowled out the African team for 131 runs in 19.1 overs. This is India’s first win against South Africa in any format this year. At the same time, this is the first victory of Team India under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant. After the win, India have kept their hopes of winning the series alive. However, despite the defeat, South Africa are still 2-1 ahead in the series. In this important victory of Team India, these 5 players came out as heroes. Let’s take a look at his performance in the match.

1. Rituraj Gaikwad: Gaikwad, who has been battling poor form for some time, came at the right time and strengthened the team. He shared a 97-run partnership with Ishan Kishan for the first wicket. Gaikwad hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in 35 balls and hit his first international fifty. Gaikwad’s partnership with Ishaan Kishan proved decisive in the end.

2. Ishaan Kishan: Kishan scored his second half-century in this series. He also played a half-century in the first T20 match. In the third match, Ishan played an innings of 54 runs in 35 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He shared a 97-run partnership with Rituraj Gaikwad for the first wicket. Kishan scored his fourth fifty. These partnerships of Kishan proved decisive in the end.

Ishan Kishan made a splash in the T20 series, scored 164 runs

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3. Harshal Patel: Chasing the target of 180 runs, South Africa kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Harshal Patel was instrumental in this, who broke the back of African batsmen by taking consecutive wickets in the middle overs. Harshal took four wickets for just 25 runs.

4. Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been out of form for the last few matches, also made India in the match by taking three wickets. Chahal took three wickets for 20 runs in four overs and kept the pressure on the batsmen from one side. Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the player of the match for his brilliant performance. For the first time in the series, spinners took 2 or more wickets in an innings. At the same time, left-arm spinner Axar Patel took one wicket for 28 runs in 4 overs. He gave the team its first success of the match.

5. Hardik Pandya: Pandya did not come out to bowl today. But he played a useful innings for the team in batting. Playing a stormy innings in the last over, Pandya played an unbeaten innings of 31 runs in just 21 balls with the help of 4 fours. His innings proved to be very important for India in the end.


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