Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
55(41) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 6 7 16 13 3 9
C Jonker
49(24) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 8 2 0 1 1 20 13

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Dala
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Kumar
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

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 days

24 February 2018 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 165/6 (8 runs required, RR: 8.25)

  • F Behardien15 (6b)
  • B Kumar4-0-24-2
  • JJ Bumrah4-0-39-1

9.42pm Rohit collects the T20I series trophy and his team-mates join him. That's all she wrote for this tour. Many thanks for your company and comments. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off. Goodbye and good night for now.

9.35pm Duminy, SA stand-in captain: They bowled pretty well in the Powerplay, and we just couldn't get the boundaries. The difference from their batting Powerplay and ours was 30 runs. I definitely thought 170 was chaseable. The slower balls and the knuckle balls from them worked. I am proud of the way the guys fought, especially Jonker. It is amazing to see a lot of talent coming through. All credit to India, outstanding white-ball tour for them.

Raina, Man of the Match: Especially in the first overs, you need to show intent. Thanks to Virat and Ravi bhai, they gave me the licence. They way we played, the dressing room atmosphere is so calm. The last we have done in two-and-a-half months, no team has done it in a long time. Two lefties at the crease, I got a ball, and working on it.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Series: Yes, I really enjoyed this tour. I was very happy with my preparation. First of all thanks to IPL, it has made an Indian bowler a thinking bowler. It is important not to give too many runs in the first six overs. I always try to keep it simple. I hardly get these kind of wickets in India and I enjoyed this.

Rohit, India stand-in captain: To be honest, we were 15 runs short. Because the way the first half went, I thought we lost our way in the end. These things happen and we learn from it. I thought it was a decent score and the bowlers did the job for us. I hope games like these teach us a lot of things. We discussed certain plans and it worked today. The idea was to keep the ball on the stumps and we kept it tight in the first six overs. Credit to the new-ball bowlers. It was a complete bowling performance. We will take these limited-overs trophies, throughout the series we played with a lot of aggression. As a group, we never back down from any situation. That is the reason we are standing here as winners.

9.21pm India were missing their captain Kohli and the wristspinners, but their seamers exploited the dry Cape Town pitch with an assortment of slower balls. Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, and Thakur limited South Africa to 25 for 1 in the Powerplay. Duminy then teed off in the middle overs and debutant Jonker in the death, but Bhuvneshwar held his nerve and wrapped up the series win. The fun began seven weeks ago with South Africa winning the New Year's Test in Cape Town. It ends with India winning the series-deciding T20 at the same venue. India celebrate their win under fire-work filled skies. Do stick around for the presentation.

Rivlud: "India could of gone home with all the trophies if the batting functioned to it's abilities, that was a chance to beat a stong SA team, the rest is history. I do expect India to travel much better in the future!"

Jigar: "SA won all 3tosses and still India manages to win series tells a lot about team which has traditionally struggled in SA. I guess in addition to batting might, indian bowlers and fielding has outplayed SA. The way wristies, Bhuvi and Bumrah bowled and pandya chipped in was the difference between two teams and of course, King Kohli with that unbelievable form"

Chandan: "Great to see Dhoni marshaling the troops in the last 2-3 overs. Captain cool still helping the Indian team keep calm and get over the line. Respect!"

Ankit: "SA have found some really really exciting new players. Their middle order of Jonker, Klasen, Duminy, Morris, Phel is starting to look really scary and just need to be backed now."

19.6
W
Kumar to Jonker, OUT, 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

C Jonker c Sharma b Kumar 49 (39m 24b 5x4 2x6) SR: 204.16

19.5
2
Kumar to Jonker, 2 runs, full on off stump, the batsman hangs back and whips this 140ks rocket between deep square leg and deep midwicket. India have all but wrapped up the series
19.4
2
Kumar to Jonker, 2 runs, pinpoint yorker on off stump, squeezed down to long-on for two

Rohit walks up to Bhuvneshwar and has a word with the bowler. 12 needed off 3

19.4
1w
Kumar to Jonker, 1 wide, back of a length and swerves away past the tramline, off-side wide
19.3
1
Kumar to Behardien, 1 run, low full-toss on off, Behardien's bottom hand flies off the bat as he pushes it down to long-off
19.2
4
Kumar to Behardien, FOUR runs, short and sprayed too wide outside off, had Behardien left it it would have been an off-side wide. He reaches out for the ball and carves it in the air over short third man

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10RR HendricksDA Miller
2nd35JP DuminyDA Miller
3rd34JP DuminyH Klaasen
4th30JP DuminyC Jonker
5th5C JonkerCH Morris
6th51F BehardienC Jonker