SA beat IND by 9 wickets | India vs South Africa, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match
South Africa in India, 3 T20I Series, 2019Date: Sep 22, 2019 Start Time: 19:00 IST | 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
The South Africa captain, who has now lost nine successive tosses in Asia, will be sending out someone else to toss the coin in the final Test starting Saturday at the JSCA International Complex Stadium. According to a report in Cricbuzz, du Plessis revealed this in a pre-match press conference.
The second in Pune saw a flurry of records crashed by the Indian team which left the opposition awestruck. India just didn’t take an unassailable 2-0 lead but also became the first side to win 11 consecutive Test series at home. Virat Kohli, who scored a splendid double ton in the previous match, is in stellar form and will be the opposition’s biggest threat.
Markram, who averaged only 11 in the two tests played against India, felt he was letting his team down."It's sad to be going home on this note and I completely understand what I've done wrong and take full accountability for it. It's unacceptable in a Proteas environment and to let the team down is what hurts me the most," said Markram.
Before India, Australia held the record for registering the maximum number of consecutive series wins at home. They had won 10 Test series twice in a row with the streaks ending in 2000 and 2008. No other team has more than eight home series victories in a row.
India strolled to a series win over South Africa after a dominant victory by an innings and 137 runs in the 2nd Test at Pune. Virat Kohli’s men had little difficulty in drubbing the Proteas – and apart from a brief fightback from the Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander duo in both the innings – India hardly faced any obstacles in a lop-sided Test match.
Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets apiece in South Africa’s last innings and guided India to an emphatic win. After being forced to follow on, Faf du Plessis and Co again failed with the bat and were bundled out for 189 runs.
Ajinkya Rahane, who is a regular at first slip for team India, took the spectacular catch to send back Bavuma off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja. His catch also was another example of the improved fielding standard in the Indian cricket team. Rahane’s quick reflexes to hold the Bavuma catch left South Africa at 125/6, still behind by 202 runs.
Earlier in the day, South Africa were asked to follow-on after getting bundled out for 275 in the first innings. Trailing by 365 runs, the visitors never looked in the hunt and lost wickets regularly. The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja hunted in tandem and took two wickets apiece.
Earlier in the match, Virat Kohli scored 254 in the first innings and India advanced to a gigantic total of 601 runs. In reply, the Proteas top-order tumbled. However, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj didn’t put their guards down and South Africa managed 275 runs in their first innings.
International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a picture of the former Indian international on its official twitter page and once again got the trolls moving. In the picture, Shastri can be seen standing still – during one of Team India’s training sessions in Pune – with both his arms stretched resembling some iconic poses.
In the sixth over of South Africa’s second innings, Umesh Yadav bowled a wayward delivery down the leg side which was gloved by the right-handed De Bruyn – Saha made a full-stretched dive and took an absolute screamer. Everyone on the field left awestruck by the wicket-keeper’s great effort and Twitterati also erupted to hail the veteran.
Virat Kohli became the first international captain in 11 years to enforce the follow-on on South Africa in Test cricket. Kohli, who has so far won 4 and drawn 2 after enforcing the follow-on, thus became the first skipper since 2008 to impose the follow-on on South Africa. This is also the first time India India have enforced the follow-on against South Africa.
The Virat Kohli-led side are already ahead by 326 runs and have the option of either imposing follow-on or set the visitors another massive target to chase. Faf du Plessis’ side scrapped to 275 on the back of a vital century-run partnership from Keshav Maharaj (72) and Vernon Philander (44*).
Both Du Plessis and De Kock stood the survived the pace storm form India’s trio of fast bowlers but wilted to Ashwin. Kohli, extending the stay of his pace attack on Day 3, was forced to bring the ‘Ravi’ spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja after both Yadav and Ishant Sharma earned two warnings running through the edges of danger line in the crease.
Earlier in the day, South Africa came in to bat at 36/3, the Protea top-order was tumbled by the duo of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. South Africa’s situation could have been worsened as at one stage they were reeling at 162/8. The wrap-up of the visitors' first innings was on the cards.
Keshav Maharaj registered his first half-century in Test cricket. The 29-year-old, who a day earlier became the fifth South African spinner to complete 100 Test wickets for South Africa, produced a brilliant knock to bail the visitors out of trouble. The half-century was also Maharaj's highest score in Test cricket.