IND v SA, 3rd T20I: Harshal Patel’s heroic come back helps India win the match against South Africa

India led by Rishabh Pant produced their best when the Pressure hovered on the home side in the ‘must-win’ match against South Africa.


Indian bowlers meant business from the word go against the South African batsmen who kept the home side under pressure in the earlier T2OI matches of the series. Harshal Patel took 4 wickets by giving just 25 runs in his spell and displayed his temperament and ability to come back in one of the most critical formats of the game that edges out bowlers within matches. In the earlier T20Is, Harshal could only bag 1 wicket while leaking 43 runs. In the second T20I, he followed up with 1 wicket for 37 runs. The stellar show in the 3rd T20I, conceded just 25 runs while taking 4 wickets.

Considered to be his best t-20I spell led India to secure their first win in the series. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal bagged team India with his magical spell. Yuzvendra Chahal finished with figures of 3/20, which helped team India to stay alive in this series. The game-changing wicket for Harshal was when he took Miller’s wicket on the slower one that’s where India won half of the game. There was also a good performance by the openers. There was a great start by openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan as they both slammed half-centuries. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 57 runs in just 35 bowls and Ishan Kishan scored 54 runs by playing 35 bowls and rest of the work was done by Hardik Pandya as he added 31 runs off 21 bowls.

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