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India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I at Indore, IND v SA, Oct 04 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
3rd T20I (N), Indore, October 04, 2022, South Africa tour of India
(18.3/20 ov, T:228) 178

South Africa won by 49 runs

Player Of The Match
100* (48)
rilee-rossouw
Player Of The Series
119 runs
suryakumar-yadav
48

Umesh Yadav and Deepak Chahar's 48-run partnership is IND's highest for the 9th wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 36 between Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma

2032

de Kock has become the top scorer for SA in T20Is with 2032 runs, going past David Miller's 2009

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav | Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
South Africa 227/3(20 overs)
100* (48)
1/34 (3)
India 178/10(18.3 overs)

That brings us to the end of our coverage today. Hope you've enjoyed it. Look forward to some 50-overs cricket now with the ODI series starting in a couple of days time. Remember, that's a different India squad, led by Shikhar Dhawan and coached by VVS Laxman. We'll be back to bring you the series opener from Lucknow. Goodbye for now. Be well.

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Rohit Sharma: As a team, we said it at the beginning no matter what happens about the result, there's always room for improvement. Even if we do well in all three departments, want to keep getting better. Areas of concerns, we have to look at our bowling, what more options we can find in the powerplay, middle and death. We were playing two quality sides, have to go back and see what better we can do. It will be challenging and we need to find answers, still working towards that. Guys need lot more clarity in terms of what they want to achieve and it's my job to make sure it happens. We want to continue to keep doing that. Lot of the guys haven't been to Australia, which is why we wanted to go early. Play on some bouncy pitches in Perth and see what we can do there. Out of the 15, only 7-8 have been there before, so wanted to make an effort to go there early. We've organised a couple of practice games. Bumrah is a big mix, but there are a few guys in the reckoning. We'll make the call once we reach Australia.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Player of the Series for his 119 runs, including two half-centuries. "I'm not a stats man, but my friends keep sending me stuff on WhatsApp [when asked if he knew he hit 50 sixes this calendar year]. Haven't thought about Australia just yet but it's a challenge am really looking forward to."

Rilee Rossouw is the Player of the Match. It's something every cricketer goes through [coming in on the back of two ducks]. Knew something's special in store. It was special, I'm glad to have been able to contribute.

Temba Bavuma: Win like this is big for our confidence. Can take a lot from this game. If we look back, in the first game, our batting didn't click. We didn't adapt to the conditions. In the second games, we had plans that we didn't execute. Today, we were a lot clearer in terms of the plans and what we were trying to do.

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India coach Rahul Dravid: Good to get the right results in both series. In this format, you need luck, things to go your way, especially in close games. We didn't have that in the Asia Cup, but had some luck during the Australia series. We were able to rotate the squad a bit, pleased with how it's gone overall. We made a decision after the last T20 WC, sat down with Rohit, made a conscious effort to be positive. We have the batsmanship to play positively, we had to structure our squad with batting depth. Pleased with the way we've come along. Bumrah's absence is a big loss, he's been a great player but it happens, it's an opportunity for someone else to stand up. We'll miss him, his personality around the group. Today was an opportunity to give guys who haven't had much batting to get some time. It's hard on guys like Rishabh, Dinesh. Wish both of them could've continued, they were batting beautifully. 4-5 overs more and it could've been a lot closer. Happy with the way we kept going, Harshal and Deepak and the other guys.

10.40pm Everything going right for South Africa then, except the toss. That they won defending a score would please them no end. India, you'd argue, were a batter short. That said, their hell or high water approach shortchanged them in the end, mainly because they were thin on batting tonight.

18.3
W
Pretorius to Siraj, OUT

brings out the helicopter shot but he hit this dead straight to the longest part of the ground, and found Rossouw settled underneath the ball coming around from long-off. South Africa pull one back but the series ends 2-1 in India's favour,

Mohammed Siraj c Miller b Pretorius 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 10m) SR: 71.42
18.2
Pretorius to Siraj, no run

slower and fuller outside off, Siraj's feet off the ground as he tries to loft that over cover, beaten. Completely off balance

18.1
1
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

drills this down to deep cover

18.1
1w
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 wide

another wide, Yorker-length but the radar is wrong. Umesh leaves

18.1
1w
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 wide

jumps outside the crease to swing this over long-on but Pretorius slants this too far wide outside off

end of over 185 runs
IND: 175/9CRR: 9.72 RRR: 26.50 • Need 53 from 12b
Mohammed Siraj5 (5b 1x4)
Umesh Yadav19 (16b 2x4)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-24-1
Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-23-2
17.6
Rabada to Siraj, no run

beaten for pace as he backs away for a wild slog

17.5
Rabada to Siraj, no run

backs away again, Rabada bangs one in short, Siraj now tries to ramp that away but is beaten

17.4
4
Rabada to Siraj, FOUR runs

yorker length, exposes all three stumps and then gets a fine deflection on it to beat short third.

17.3
Rabada to Siraj, no run

swings hard to a slower delivery on middle, beaten

17.2
1
Rabada to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

steers it to point and is left with no choice but to run because his partner is more than halfway down, Umesh is saved at the bowler's end because Rabada is unable to parry the deflection onto the stumps

17.1
Rabada to Umesh Yadav, no run

spears in a stunning yorker that slips in between Umesh's legs as he backs away to swing hard

end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 170/9CRR: 10.00 RRR: 19.33 • Need 58 from 18b
Umesh Yadav18 (14b 2x4)
Mohammed Siraj1 (1b)
Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-23-2
Lungi Ngidi 3-0-51-2
16.6
1
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

drilled to long-off

16.5
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, no run

swings hard but is beaten

16.4
1
Pretorius to Siraj, 1 run

squeezes this to deep point to get off the mark

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16.3
W
Pretorius to Chahar, OUT

that's the end of Chahar's party. Slower ball, threw his bat at that, he had to, but the timing was off and it was straight down long-off's throat. Good change of pace from Pretorius, ran his fingers across the seam.

Deepak Chahar c Miller b Pretorius 31 (17b 2x4 3x6 26m) SR: 182.35
16.2
6
Pretorius to Chahar, SIX runs

how clean is that? Very, very clean. Chahar gets underneath the length and lofts him inside-out to clear the cover boundary. Wowwwwwww

16.1
1
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

hammered to long-off, flat hit

16.1
1w
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 wide

another wide as he toes that marker again off a length delivery, Umesh didn't even bother playing at that

16.1
1w
Pretorius to Umesh Yadav, 1 wide

length but way outside off, Umesh leaves and it's called wide. Close call that

69 off four overs. Pretorius into the attack

end of over 1617 runs
IND: 159/8CRR: 9.93 RRR: 17.25 • Need 69 from 24b
Umesh Yadav16 (11b 2x4)
Deepak Chahar25 (15b 2x4 2x6)
Lungi Ngidi 3-0-51-2
Keshav Maharaj 4-0-34-2
15.6
1
Ngidi to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

slaps this length ball to sweeper cover

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
RR Rossouw
100 runs (48)
7 fours8 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
28 runs
2 fours2 sixes
Control
74%
Q de Kock
68 runs (43)
6 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
D Pretorius
O
3.3
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
7.42
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
KA Maharaj
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossIndia, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1805
Match days4 October 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
SA 100%
SAIND
100%50%100%SA InningsIND Innings

Over 19 • IND 178/10

Mohammed Siraj c Miller b Pretorius 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 10m) SR: 71.42
W
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