3rd T20I (N), Cape Town, February 24, 2018, South Africa v India 2018
(20 ov, T:173) 165/6

India won by 7 runs

Player Of The Match
43 (27) & 1/27
Player Of The Series
7 wkts
India Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
India  (20 ovs maximum)
Rohit Sharma (c)lbw b Dala118920137.50
Shikhar Dhawan run out (Dala)47406930117.50
Suresh Raina c Behardien b Shamsi43273351159.25
Manish Pandey c Miller b Dala13101501130.00
Hardik Pandya c †Klaasen b Morris21173301123.52
MS Dhoni c Miller b Dala12111410109.09
Dinesh Karthik lbw b Morris1361030216.66
Axar Patel not out 11500100.00
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 31200300.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 5)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.60, 94 Mts)172/7
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Rohit Sharma, 1.3 ov), 2-79 (Suresh Raina, 9.4 ov), 3-111 (Manish Pandey, 13.1 ov), 4-126 (Shikhar Dhawan, 15.1 ov), 5-151 (MS Dhoni, 18.2 ov), 6-163 (Hardik Pandya, 19.2 ov), 7-168 (Dinesh Karthik, 19.4 ov)
Chris Morris4043210.7564111
19.2 to HH Pandya, back of a length and slanting in, cramps Pandya for room. He eyes up the leg side and aims to lift it over midwicket. Instead, he sends a leading edge to Klaasen, who runs in and settles under this skier. 163/6
19.4 to KD Karthik, Umpire Jele gives Karthik out lbw. The batsman challenges the on-field out decision. Even before the bowler delivered the ball, Karthik had shuffled across the off stump. He looks to work it away to the leg side. But this reverse-swinging yorker pings his front boot in line with off stump. The tracker returns three reds and Karthik has to exit. 168/7
Junior Dala403538.7583110
1.3 to RG Sharma, Dala belts out an appeal for leg-before. And the finger goes up. Was it slanting down the leg side? Rohit chooses not to challenge the on-field out decision. The umpires check for the no-ball: Dala is all good. Pretty full and skids back into Rohit, who plays all around it, and plays late. He is pinned on the pad, but it might have headed past leg stump? Dala has dismissed Rohit for the third time this T20 series. 14/1
13.1 to MK Pandey, Dala returns and has Pandey holing out to long-on. He runs in hard and hits the pitch harder. Banged in short at off stump, Pandey can't control a pull. He aimed to hit it over midwicket. Instead, drags it straighter to Miller. 111/3
18.2 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni swings, gets more height as opposed to distance, and finds Miller at the edge of the long-off boundary. Length ball outside off - right in the hitting radar - but Dhoni can't get enough behind the shot. Dala's evening keeps getting better. 151/5
Jean-Paul Duminy302207.3342000
Andile Phehlukwayo302608.6642030
Tabraiz Shamsi403117.7552100
9.4 to SK Raina, Behardien runs to his right from long-on and tracks down this loft from Raina. Looped up on off stump, Raina hoists it in the air but doesn't get enough power behind the shot and can't clear Behardien in the deep. He's gone for a punchy 43. 79/2
Aaron Phangiso201306.5031000
South Africa  (T: 173 runs from 20 ovs)
Reeza Hendricks c Dhawan b Kumar713111053.84
David Miller c Patel b Raina24233821104.34
Jean-Paul Duminy (c)c Sharma b Thakur55415923134.14
Heinrich Klaasen c Kumar b Pandya710170070.00
Christiaan Jonker c Sharma b Kumar49243952204.16
Chris Morris  b Bumrah43310133.33
Farhaan Behardien not out 1561930250.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 2)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.25, 93 Mts)165/6
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Reeza Hendricks, 2.5 ov), 2-45 (David Miller, 9.1 ov), 3-79 (Heinrich Klaasen, 12.5 ov), 4-109 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 15.6 ov), 5-114 (Chris Morris, 16.3 ov), 6-165 (Christiaan Jonker, 19.6 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar402426.00102010
2.5 to RR Hendricks, Bhuvneshwar fools Hendricks with a 120ks knuckle ball - 20ks slower than the previous ball. Great skill. The batsman does not spot the change-up and is waaaay too early into his loft. He ends up skewing it in the air, Dhawan settles under this at midwicket, and slaps his thigh in celebration, like he often does. 10/1
19.6 to C Jonker, full-toss outside off, Jonker can only splice a catch to Rohit, the stand-in captain, at extra cover. India add the T20 trophy to the ODI trophy. Another impressive over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to close it out. 165/6
Jasprit Bumrah403919.7573210
16.3 to CH Morris, Bumrah flattens the middle stump. Skiddy back of a length ball on middle stump, barges into Morris' castle. He swipes across the line but only collects fresh air. Bumrah knocks out the middle stump. 114/5
Shardul Thakur403518.75115100
15.6 to JP Duminy, slower knuckle ball outside off, Duminy aims to slug it over midwicket, again. He does not pick the change-up, loses his shape, and winds up top-edging a catch to Rohit at mid-off. Duminy goes and with it SA's hopes?. 109/4
Hardik Pandya402215.50100100
12.5 to H Klaasen, Klaasen nails it straight to Bhuvneshwar at mid-off. Bhuvneshwar cops a stinging blow. This was pitched further up on middle, the batsman backs away and drills it flat and hard to mid-off. 79/3
Suresh Raina302719.0044000
9.1 to DA Miller, half-tracker on middle stump, 101ks, Miller lines it up.... and pulls it straight into the lap of deep midwicket. That should've been smashed over the boundary. But it isn't Miller's day. It isn't SA's day. This chase is going nowhere. 45/2
Axar Patel1016016.0010200
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Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Suresh Raina
Player Of The Series
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 655
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days24 February 2018 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Christiaan Jonker
Christiaan Jonker
South Africa
Bongani Jele
South Africa
Shaun George
TV Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (33 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (S Dhawan 14, SK Raina 34, Ex 2)
  • India: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (73 balls), Extras 3
  • India: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (110 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 19.4: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - BP Jele, Batsman - KD Karthik (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: India - 172/7 in 20.0 overs (AR Patel 1, B Kumar 3)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 25 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 2
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 38 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 3
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 20 balls (C Jonker 35, F Behardien 15, Ex 1)