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Highlights, 3rd T20I: India beat South Africa in a thriller to clinch series 2-1

India held on amid a late barrage from newcomer Christiaan Jonker to win the final Twenty20 against South Africa by seven runs on Saturday, clinching the three-match series 2-1.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 25, 2018 2:19 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action during the 3rd T20I

What a finish. Perfect fitting to a series finale for the visitors. India seemed to boss the game till the 15th over of the run chase but nearly lost it in the remaining 5... only to hold their nerves... just. Did JP Duminy lose the match at the toss? Perhaps he did. That is why one should pay close attention to the previous games. Earlier in the day, the Eves had won defending and during that run chase itself, South Africa Women found it difficult to score batting second. Still, he chose to field. India played perfectly on a sluggish pitch, going hard in the Powerplay, keeping their wickets intact in the middle overs and then trying to go hard in the death. They failed in the last attempt but still mustered a commanding 172/7. South Africa had a different approach. Unlike India, they went very slow in the Powerplay, managing only 25 runs, keeping wickets in hand. But that went against them, as they never managed to get close to the required run-rate. JP Duminy managed to score a half century but at the cost of too many balls.

It seemed like the match was done and dusted with 64 needed from 24 balls and Duminy dismissed. But suddenly, the Proteas started to throw their bats around and India started to lose their nerves. The next three overs went for 45 runs thanks to the debutant Christiaan Jonker but Bhvuneshwar Kumar showed his class in the end and tilted the match in India's favour.(LIVE STREAMING) (SCORECARD)

HIGHLIGHTS, INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA, 3RD T20I AT NEWLANDS, CAPE TOWN

Live Cricket Score, India vs South Africa 3rd T20I in Cape Town

  • (25 Feb 2018, 1:14 AM IST)

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    Rohit Sharma is honest and says India were 15 runs short. Admits that his team lost its way with the bat towards the end but is also quick to say that these things happen and one needs to learn. Praises the bowlers for winning the game. On the second wicket stand, Rohit says that it is crucial for the top three to perform and it has happened throughout this tour. Hopes to keep replicating it as a group. On the game plans, he says that the team management discussed some plans and they worked tonight. Keeping things tight upfront helped and credits the new-ball bowlers. Feels that India's fast bowling has been excellent throughout the tour while the spinners have been excellent. Praises the Indian side for showing a lot of intensity and aggression throughout the tour and that helped them win. Feels the biggest positive was that the team never backed out of difficult situations.

  • (25 Feb 2018, 1:11 AM IST)

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    BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR is the MAN OF THE SERIES. He too, says that the whole team enjoyed a lot on this tour and credits everything to preparation. Thanks the Indian T20 league for making the Indian bowlers better prepared for T20 cricket enabling them to think on every ball. Says that his aim was to not give too much away in the Powerplay and it worked. On his variations, he says they are a necessity but the key was to keep bowling on the stumps. Smiles on being asked about the pitches which were more India-like and admits that he loved bowling on such surfaces.

  • (25 Feb 2018, 1:10 AM IST)

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    SURESH RAINA is the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that one needs to show intent in the Powerplay and that went against South Africa. On the pitch, he adds that it looked a beauty and one just needed to hang in there. Praises the entire unit for being calm throughout the tour, enjoying itself and getting the basics right. Credits the support staff and also captain Virat Kohli for the way he handled things. On his bowling, he says that tonight's experience has given him more confidence.

  • (25 Feb 2018, 1:09 AM IST)

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    Duminy smiles and says that India bowled very well in the Powerplay and SA could not quite get the boundaries or singles. Admits that the Proteas did really well to bring the difference down to 7 in the end. Feels that 173 could have been gettable but the Proteas could not quite read the knuckleballs and the slower ones. Prasies Jonker for his terrific effort and is proud of his side. On the newcomers coming to the SA side, he feels that there is a lot of talent available in South Africa. Adds that the home side has learnt a lot of lessons in this tour and praises India for a terrific white-ball performance, in spite of losing the Test series before.

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:55 AM IST)

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  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:54 AM IST)

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    OUT! Wicket and India have won the T20I series! Well played, Jonker. Deserved a fifty for his effort though! A full toss, dipping in, Jonker couldn't put it away. Looks to go over cover but finds Rohit Sharma at the edge of the circle who takes it and throws it up in the air to celebrate the big win. INDIA BEAT SOUTH AFRICA BY 7 RUNS, win 3-match series 2-1

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:53 AM IST)

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    Perfect bowling! Bowls an inswining yorker, nothing much a batsman could do. Drags it off the inner half towards long on. Two taken. SA 163/5 in 19.4 overs, need 10 runs to win off 2 balls

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:48 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Over the short third man! Slower delivery, on a shorter length and wider outside off, Behardien reaches out to that one as he goes hard at it. No other option he has. Gets a thick edge and it goes over the fielder at short third man. The crowd is up on its feet. SA 159/5 in 19.2 overs, need 14 runs to win

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:46 AM IST)

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    19 needed off the final 6 deliveries and Bhuvi will be the one to complete the proceedings...

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:43 AM IST)

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    SIX! This game isn't over, folks! Marginally fuller in length, Jonker takes his front leg out of the way and dispatches it over Raina at long on. Meaty blow!​ SA 149/5 in 18.3 overs, need 24 runs to win vs IND

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:42 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Bumrah too gives a boundary on the first ball but this time it's Behardien who gets one to his name! A full toss on the pads, Farhaan walks across and helps it in front of square on the leg side. SA 142/5 in 18.1 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:41 AM IST)

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    FOUR!  Make it 20 from the over! 35 needed off the final 12 balls! Jonker you beauty! Picks up the knuckleball ​and thwacks it over deep mid-wicket. It fell flush on the rope on the first replay. The umpire sends it upstairs and replays show it has bounced before going into the fence.. SA 138/5 in 18 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:40 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Drilled! Yes, that's how it was hit from the rookie! Fuller delivery on the stumps, Jonkers clears the front leg and smacks it straight back down the ground to pick up 14 from this over already. SA 134/5 in 17.4 overs, need 39 runs to win

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:38 AM IST)

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    SIX! He has teed off! Slower delivery on middle, Jonker stands put and smites it a long way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum to begin the over.  SA 126/5 in 17.1 overs, need 47 runs to win vs IND (172/7)

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:37 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Up and over! Backs away to a length ball does Behardien and lofts it cleanly over mid off for a boundary. Still a tough ask - 53 needed off 18 balls. SA 120/5 in 17 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:34 AM IST)

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    OUT! Bowled 'em! Bumrah after bowling it outside off or on off, tries to keep it simple. A length ball on the stumps, Morris backs away and looks to go big. Misses and hears the death rattle.  Jasprit Bumrah removes Chris Morris for 4. SA 114/5 in 16.3 overs, need 59 runs to win vs India (172/7)

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:33 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Edged and that will do for South Africa! Length ball, angling in from outside off, Morris looks to cut but gets it off the bottom edge which evades Dhoni and races towards the third man fence.​ SA 114/4 in 16.1 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:29 AM IST)

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    OUT!  High up in the air and Rohit Sharma takes it! Thakur is pumped up and why not? Doles a knuckle ball and serves it a touch wider outside off. Duminy gets down to smash it across the line but gets a top edge instead. Loops up high in the air and Rohit Sharma at cover takes it easily to dismiss his opposite number. Is that the game? 64 needed from 24 balls.. SA 109/4 in 16 overs, need 64 runs to win vs India (172/7) in Cape Town

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:27 AM IST)

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    FIFTY! Finds the gap! Back-to-back fifties for Duminy, 11th in this format! Also, he's the first one to get to that mark in this game. The job isn't done skippa. Backs away to a length ball and packs a punch through cover. Beats the dive of the fielder there and picks up a boundary. . SA 107/3 in 15.3 overs, need 66 runs to win vs IND (172/7)

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:23 AM IST)

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    Duminy makes some room and slaps it in front of point to keep strike. 72 required from 30 balls. SA 101/3 in 15 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:19 AM IST)

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    SIX!  Misses the length and Bumrah is taken for a journey over long on. Duminy gets underneath the ball and launches it down the ground. IND 98/3 in 14.3 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:18 AM IST)

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    FOUR! And again! Another bish from Raina! Dhoni asked him to bowl a bit slow but what he does he bowls it quicker and on the stumps. CJ accepts it gleefully as he scoops it over short fine leg for another boundary.​ SA 91/3 in 14 overs, need 82 runs to win vs IND (172/7)

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:17 AM IST)

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    FOUR! Another rubbish delivery and duly punished! Jonker gets low and pulls it over the man at 45 for a boundary.​ SA 86/3 in 13.4 overs vs IND (172/7)

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:13 AM IST)

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     OUT! Straight to Bhuvi! Pandya finally gets a wicket and to be honest he has bowled really well tonight. Pitches it up outside off, Klaasen backs away and smashes it flat and hard. Doesn't get the distance as Bhunveshwar Kumar at mid-off takes a reverse cup catch over his head. He immediately releases the ball as that was struck really hard. Nevertheless, dangerous Heinrich has to walk back for not much.. SA 79/3 in 12.5 overs, need 94 runs to win vs India (172/7) in Cape Town

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:11 AM IST)

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    Axar fires it outside off, Heinrich gets into the position to play the reverse sweep but misses out. Dhoni isn't amused. 16 off the first over, much-needed for SA. 99 needed from 48 balls. SA 74/2 in 12 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:10 AM IST)

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    SIX! This is even bigger! Gets down and across again, Patel fires it at 101 kph, JP Duminy sends it miles over deep mid-wicket again. SA 71/2 in 11.3 overs, need 102 runs to win 

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:06 AM IST)

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    SIX! Murdered! Fuller ball outside off, Duminy gets down and across and slog sweeps it high and handsome over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. They need many more of these.​ SA 65/2 in 11.2 overs

  • (25 Feb 2018, 12:04 AM IST)

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    Another yorker, this is good bowling from Pandya. Heinrich crouches to smash it across the line but gets it off the toe-end down to long on for a single. SA 58/2 in 11 overs, need 115 runs to win vs IND (172/7)

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:59 PM IST)

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  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:56 PM IST)

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    Heinrich Klaasen walks in at number 4, replacing Miller.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:56 PM IST)

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    OUT! Raina removes Miller for 24 runs. Miller's struggle ends. Could this be a blessing in disguise for South Africa? A short ball, Miller looks to pull but gets more height than distance. Simple catch for Axar Patel at deep mid-wicket. 24 from 23 balls for Miller. His captain is slower than him though.​ South Africa 45/2, need 128 runs vs India (172/7) in Cape Town.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:54 PM IST)

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    After nine overs, SA are 45/1. Hardik Pandya to JP Duminy, no run. Comes down the track but Hardik bowls a low full toss. Duminy can only push it back to the bowler who leaps and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:45 PM IST)

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    The first change. Bhuvi is not bowling all his four overs on the trot. Hardik Pandya comes in to bowl.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:38 PM IST)

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to JP Duminy, 1 run. Outside off, punched with soft hands towards Axar Patel at cover-point for an easy run. Superb bowling from Bhuvi again - 3-0-13-1 so far. SA 22/1 in 5 overs.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:32 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Miller lights up Newlands with this one! What a shot. On a length outside off, Miller advances, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over cover, one bounce and into the ropes.​

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:30 PM IST)

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    Here comes the skipper. Fresh from a unbeaten half century in the previous game.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:29 PM IST)

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    OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Hendricks for 7 runs. The missed direct hit does not matter. Hendricks does not last long. The knuckle ball, Hendricks is early into his flick and lobs it miles in the air. Shikhar Dhawan calls for it at mid-wicket and takes it calmly.  South Africa 10/1, need 163 runs vs India (172/7) in Cape Town.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:26 PM IST)

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    Jasprit Bumrah to Reeza Hendricks, 1 run. A length ball, down the leg side, Reeza misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads towards the leg side. A quick leg bye taken. SA 8/0 in 2 overs.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:08 PM IST)

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    A yorker outside off from Morris, Axar dabs it towards mid off and the batsmen take a run. 10 from the over, with 2 wickets as well. INDIA FINISH ON 172/7 in 20 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town. Dhawan 47, Raina 43, Dala 3/35

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:05 PM IST)

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    OUT! Well, he gets in a wicket now. The second of the over. Karthik walks across his stumps and misses his flick. The ball is straight and he is hit on his back foot. He takes the review after the umpire gives it out but starts to walk any which ways. Hawk-Eye shows the impact to be in line and hitting the stumps. India 168/7 in 19.4 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 11:00 PM IST)

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    OUT! Pandya is gone. Big blow. Another slower ball, on middle and leg, Pandya is way too early into his flick but gets a leading edge. The ball goes miles in the air and three men come into contention - point, the keeper and short third man. Actually only two because it is Tabraiz Shamsi at short third man who does not move a muscle. Heinrich Klaasen calls for it and takes it calmly.. India 163/6 in 19.2 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:58 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Easy peasy. Making use of the field. Mid off is up and Karthik goes up and over. One bounce and into the fence!​ IND 162/5 in 19 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:56 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Stunning shot. On a length outside off, Karthik dabs it behind point for a boundary.​ IND 157/5 in 18.4 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:53 PM IST)

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    OUT! Dhoni holes out. He smiles. Very rarely does one see Dhoni getting caught at the boundary, that too down the ground. A length ball outside off, Dhoni looks to go over the top and seems to hit it pretty well too. But does not have the distance. David Miller takes it with ease at long off.. India 151/5 in 18.2 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:51 PM IST)

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    FOUR! 150 up for India. Streaky! On a length outside off, Dhoni looks to push through the off side but gets a thick inside edge which goes past the stumps and beats short fine leg!​ IND 151/4 in 18.1 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:49 PM IST)

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    SIX! STUPENDOUS! A boundary after 29 balls! What a way to get that too. A length ball, around off, Pandya just pushes it over mid on and it goes all the way!​ IND 145/4 in 17.3 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:45 PM IST)

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    Down the leg side, Hardik pushes it through mid-wicket and calls for two. Dhoni is so quick that even before Farhaan Behardien gets to the ball, the second is completed. The facial expression of Farhaan says it all. 6 runs from the over.​ IND 136/3 in 17 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:42 PM IST)

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks in now, for the finishing duties. This is mouthwatering stuff. Two death over specialists in the middle.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:41 PM IST)

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     OUT! Well, Dhawan is walking but we are not sure whether that is out. On the description of the ball, Dhawan comes down the track and whips it through mid-wicket. Hardik always wanted two and because he took a start, it helps him. But Dhawan takes a bit longer and hence is gone for all money. Junior Dala returns a superb throw to Heinrich Klaasen at the stumps and the LED illuminates. Dhawan starts to go but yhe umpire wants to check - did Klaasen disturb the bails before the ball hit the timber? Does anyone care? Certainly not Gabbar. He is off. Could have waited a bit longer for the third umpire's decision.  India 126/4 in 15.1 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:39 PM IST)

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    Direct hit? Or has Klassen taken the bails off? Dhawan is already walking off without even waiting for the confirmation. But the umpire has signalled it upstairs.​

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:38 PM IST)

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    A short ball, at the head of the batsman, Pandya plays that nicely, keeping the bat over the ball and controlling the pull shot, all along the ground, towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 8 runs from the over. IND 125/3 in 15 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:34 PM IST)

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    Outside off from Dala, nips back in, Pandya is late in his defence and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and the batsmen pinch a single. No signal, so an inside edge must have been there. IND 117/3 in 14 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:31 PM IST)

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    Hardik Pandya walks in at number 5, replacing Pandey.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:28 PM IST)

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    OUT!  It is a catch and since it is not Shamsi, it is not down. Dala immediately strikes on return. He lands it on a length outside off, it cuts back in, Pandey looks to help it to the leg side but the ball skids through. Beats Pandey who can only get a top edge. He does not even want to run, so disappointed is he with that shot. Still, to give Dhawan the strike, he crosses over. Knows what is going to be the end result. It is David Miller underneath the ball at long on. Another failure for Pandey. India 111/3 in 13.1 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:26 PM IST)

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    FOUR! SLAUGHTERED! Pay the price now. Full and outside off, Dhawan dances out and hits it over mid off for a boundary! IND 111/2 in 13 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:24 PM IST)

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    DROPPED! Guess who is the fielder? Tabraiz Shamsi. Oh dear... fielding is not in his agenda. Full and outside off, Shikhar looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball goes miles in the air and Shamsi at short fine leg should have gobbled it. Instead, the opportunity presents a nervousness which gobbles him. He stutters and misses the ball. Two runs taken. IND 105/2 in 12.3 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:21 PM IST)

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    FOUR! 100 up for the visitors. That is rubbish from Shamsi. Short and outside off, Dhawan pulls it to the deep mid-wicket fence.​ IND 102/2 in 12 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:19 PM IST)

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    SIX! Total misjudgement from the fielder! David Miller is the culprit. That should have been taken. Full and outside off, Pandey gets down and spites it over long on. Should have been taken but for some reason, David Miller comes running in and the ball goes beyond his head. Clears the ropes but he would have taken it had been at the fence.​ IND 91/2 in 11.1 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:16 PM IST)

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    Dhawan punches it off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 6 runs and a wicket from the over.​ IND 81/2 in 10 overs vs SA 

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:15 PM IST)

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    Manish Pandey is the new man in, replacing Suresh Raina.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:13 PM IST)

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    OUT! Got him! Good running catch at long on! A wicket at the right time for South Africa! Shamsi loops it up around the middle and off, Raina gets down on one knee and tries to hit it down the ground. Made a good connection and it seemed like a biggie but... Farhaan Behardien comes across to his right from long on and takes a superb catch just near the rope. He covered it up for his misfield in a stunning manner. . India 79/2 in 9.4 overs vs South Africa in Cape Town

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:09 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Behardien eases off the pressure that his side had built! Short ball, quicker through the air outside off, Raina goes back and punches it towards cover where Farhaan fails to stop it and lets it through his fingers for a boundary.​ IND 75/1 in 9 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:07 PM IST)

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    Dhawan eases it past the man this time and scampers to the other end. A good start from chinaman, just 3 off his first over.​ IND 65/1 in 8 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:06 PM IST)

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    Tabraiz Shamsi is brought on to bowl now.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:02 PM IST)

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    Inside edge saves Dhawan! Shikhar comes dancing down the track to hit it across the line but is done in in the flight. Gets a lucky inside edge which hits his pads and rolls past the keeper to fine leg for a brace. Good over from the Proteas skipper, just 5 came off it. IND 62/1 in 7 overs 

  • (24 Feb 2018, 10:00 PM IST)

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    In and out of Shamsi's hands! Sigh! Catches don't come that easy, I tell you! On a length and closer to the off stump line. Dhawan doesn't have any room to cut but he still goes on with the shot. Ekes out a thickish edge straight towards Tabraiz Shamsi at the short third man who spills it out.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:59 PM IST)

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    FOUR! That's a good shot! On a shorter length outside off, Raina stays leg side and opens the bat face to get it uppishly through point. Shamsi at third man can't get to it. A boundary results. IND 53/1 in 5.2 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:56 PM IST)

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    Chris Morris to bowl the last over of the Powerplay.

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    FOUR! Beautiful! Raina has moved to 22 in 10 balls. Half volley on off, Suresh Raina presses forward and delightfully hit it through cover. Pierces the gap and fetches himself another boundary. IND 43/1 in 4.2 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:53 PM IST)

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    FOUR! What a shot! Andile is welcomed in some style. He delivers a length ball outside off, Raina dances down the track and lofts it over mid off to start the over with a boundary. IND 39/1 in 4.1 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:52 PM IST)

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    Andile Phehlukwayo is brought into the attack.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:47 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Dropped short outside off, Raina camps back and punches it through extra cover for another boundary. He has got a good start here. IND 30/1 in 3 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:45 PM IST)

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    SIX! That has gone the distance! Any batsman would love to get a ball there to get off the mark. Fuller ball down the leg side, Raina walks across a touch and dumps it over deep backward square leg for a maximum to open his tally. IND 22/1 in 2 overs

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:43 PM IST)

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    Suresh Raina is the new man in at no. 3.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:43 PM IST)

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    OUT! Dala removes Rohit for the third time! Start all the bunny talks now. He drops it on a length around middle, it skids a bit off the deck and stays a touch low too. Rohit is late to bring his bat down this time and wears it on the pads. A loud appeal follows to which the umpire raises the finger after a thought. Sharma talks to Dhawan but takes a lot of time before deciding against the DRS. The umpire, however, wants to have a check on the front foot. It is completely fine and Sharma is asked to walk away. Almost a carbon copy of his dismissal at the SuperSport Park. IND 14/1 in 1.3 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:41 PM IST)

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    Junior Dala will bowl from the other end. He has been really good so far. Can he emulate even today?

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:36 PM IST)

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    FOUR! That's a horror delivery from Morris! It had to be put away and Rohit obliges. Length delivery, down the leg side, Rohit just helps it on its way towards fine leg to pick up back-to-back boundaries.​ IND 13/0 in 1 over

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:35 PM IST)

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    FOUR! Caressed! Morris overpitches it by a margin, Rohit nicely brings his bat down and just times it down the ground. Nothing mid on fielder could do about it. First boundary of the match.​ IND 9/0 in 0.5 overs vs SA

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:32 PM IST)

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    It will be Chris Morris to steam in first up. A couple of slips in place. He bowled a maiden in the previous T20I. Can he start well again?

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:29 PM IST)

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    The players and umpires are walking in the middle. There is a South African team huddle near the boundary rope. Now come the Indian openers - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:27 PM IST)

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    Time for the national anthems then. It will be India's first followed by South Africa's. After the completion of it we are all set to get underway. 

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:16 PM IST)

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    India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:15 PM IST)

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    "Virat has a stiff back and he needs some rest. It has been a long season for him and unfortunately, he misses out but gives someone else a chance to step up. A few changes - Dinesh in place of Virat, Axar in place of Chahal and Bumrah comes in place of Unadkat. In the last two games we played we had decent runs on the board and we know exactly where we went wrong. We want to end the tour on a high; it's been a long one and we'll look to finish off well, starting with the bat. Looks like there is a fair bit of grass, dry though, there'll be a bit of carry and that's the reason we are playing with four-seamers. But as JP said it isn't going to change a lot and should be a good forty overs. Good to have the last game as a decider for the spectators. They've come out in large numbers and supported us all through and let's hope both the teams put up a good show," Rohit Sharma, who replaces Virat Kohli as captain, says at the toss.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:13 PM IST)

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    South Africa Playing XI: Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy (C), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:10 PM IST)

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    "We'll look to have a bowl first. It is a formula that worked for us in the last game and we'll look to carry on. There is a fair bit of grass and we'll look to utilize it in the first six overs. The formula has worked, the grass out there on the track should work in our favour too and we'll look to take advantage. Two changes in our side. JJ Smuts and Dane Patterson miss out. Jonker makes his debut and Phangiso comes in. David Miller would be opening the batting and is a class act and we'll bank on him to get us off to a good start. All we need to do is stick to the basics and the rest will take care of itself," South Africa captain JP Duminy said at the toss.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:02 PM IST)

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    Time for toss! Rohit Sharma is out there at the toss as India captain. South Africa win toss, opt to bowl vs India in Cape Town. The three-match series is locked at 1-1. 

  • (24 Feb 2018, 9:01 PM IST)

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    Indian women accomplished a 'historic double' as they outclassed South Africa women by 54 runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 3-1 in Cape Town on Saturday. After Mithali Raj led the side to a 2-1 series win in the ODIs, it was Harmanpreet Kaur's turn to lift the trophy as they become the first cricket team to win two formats in the Rainbow nation. (Read Match Report)

  • (24 Feb 2018, 8:53 PM IST)

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    Eyeing to cement his place in India's limited-overs squad,  batsman Suresh Raina has credited skipper Virat Kohli for showing faith in his abilities by promoting him to bat up the order in the ongoing three-match T20 series against South Africa. Raina has returned to the Indian team after one-year hiatus and has looked to bat aggressively in the first two T20 internationals against Proteas. (Read full story)

  • (24 Feb 2018, 7:48 PM IST)

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    Meanwhile, India Women (166/4) beat South Africa Women (112-all out) by 54 runs in Cape Town to clinch five-match T20I series 3-1.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 7:32 PM IST)

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    Teams (from):

    India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.

    South Africa: JP Duminy (C), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

    The match starts at 9.30 pm IST.

  • (24 Feb 2018, 7:31 PM IST)

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    India would be eyeing a perfect end to what has been a thorough roller-coaster tour when they take on a depleted but not completely deflated South Africa in the decisive third Twenty20 International on Saturday in Cape Town. Having suffered a minor setback in the previous game, India will look to recover and close out this eight-week long tour with a series' win. The three-match series is levelled at 1-1 after the Men in Blue won the first T20I in Johannesburg by 28 runs. The Proteas bounced back in Centurion with a six-wicket win. (Read Match Preview)

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Asia Cup Schedule 2018

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ASIA CUP 2018 Points Table

Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • India 4 4 0 8 +1.333
  • Pakistan 4 2 2 4 -0.556
  • Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 -1.748

Group B

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Afghanistan 4 2 2 4 -0.065
  • Bangladesh 4 2 2 2 -0.645
  • Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 -2.280