India vs South Africa Highlights 3rd T20I: Indian bowlers helped the hosts script a stunning comeback win in Visakhapatnam as the Men in Blue keep the series alive. The bowlers kept India on top throughout the second innings with Harshal Patel picking four wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal picking three for himself. The two helped India win by an emphatic margin of 48 runs and keep the five-match contest at 1-2. Earlier, Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave the hosts a perfect start in the do-or-die game in Visakhapatnam. They helped India record their best powerplay score of 57/0 in the series before scripting a 97-run stand in 10 overs with Gaikwad scoring his maiden fifty. Ishan then carried the momentum after Gaikwads dismissal to score his second fifty in the series
India win by 48 runs to add some much-needed life to the series. The Proteas lead the series 2-1 ahead of the fourth T20I on Friday.
South Africa Squad for 3rd t20i: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
India squad for 3rd t20i: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
I bowled a lot of sliders and bowled quicker in the previous matches. Today, I changed my seam position today. Spinning and getting the ball to dip are my strengths. Today I tried to get it to turn and bowl slower. I tried to bowl to my strengths, I focused on that. When batters try to reverse-sweep, it becomes tough for the bowlers. But now I have a second plan and set fields accordingly. I didnt bowl well in the previous game, the coach asked me to back my strengths. The ground there (Rajkot) is bigger.
Man-of-the-Match: Yuzvendra Chahal (4-0-20-3)
As a collective, it wasnt our best effort. They were better. With the ball, they put us under pressure. The fielding really didnt back us up. With the batting, we didnt really pitch up. The partnerships werent there, there was no momentum. There have been a lot of improvements in the fielding department, this game wasnt up to the mark, in the first two games we were quite strong. Thoughts coming out to bat, we tried to assess, tried to get some momentum, unfortunately, we couldnt do that. Losing three early wickets always puts us under pressure. Quinton is an integral member of the team. Unfortunately, we dont have him. We back Reeza at the top. The opportunity is there, well keep going with Reeza.
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma