The 3rd T20 match of the 3 match Mastercard T20 Trophy between India and South Africa will be played at the Holkar cricket Stadium in Indore. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.
In the 2nd T20 match the South African captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and put India to bat. The Indian team was watchful for the first couple of overs then they took the challenge head on. They tore apart the South African bowlers to bits and made them travel all over the ground. There was no respite shown to the opposition bowlers and Team India was 57 for no loss. By the end of the power play KL Rahul scored 75 runs of 28 balls and Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs of 37 balls. When KL Rahul got out on the score of 57, immediately after that Rohit Sharma got out too but Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav had a great partnership of over a 100 runs in 42 balls. This helped India to put together the score of 287 runs in 20 overs. Indian bowlers had a good start with the ball getting the South African top 3 batsman for a score of just 47 on the board. The Indian bowlers bowled well all throughout the match but were found lagging in the final five overs of the game and gave away 78 runs in the last five overs. If not for the extra 16 runs made by the Indian batsman it would have been a big embarrassment for the India had they lost the game.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs SA
KL Rahul times the ball as sweetly as Sugar. He has played 66 T20 International matches, scored 2137 runs, with a batting average of 39.6 and a strike rate of 140.4 in his T20 career so far. Rahul can play the back foot punch well between the off-side and cover point. Playing the cover diver with authority through the covers, he can also play the pull shot well through mid- wicket and the pickup pull well over the on-side.
Virat Kohli has played 109 T20 International matches, scored 3712 runs, with a batting average of 50.8 and a strike rate of 138.1 in his T20 career so far. The king Kohli is back in his prime form .He can bank the ball straight down the ground between mid -on and mid -off. He plays the cut shot and the cover drive well through the off side and has the ability to play an imperious pull shot through mid- wicket.
Suryakumar Yadav is a dynamic right hand batsman who has the ability to Toff the opponent from the very first ball. He has played 33 T20 International matches, scored 1037 runs, with a batting average of 39.9 and, a strike rate of 177.03 in his T20 career so far. He plays conventional shots like the cut and the cover drive through the off-side and also hits the lofted cover drive well over extra cover for a 6. He can play some unconventional shots like the flick over fine leg, smashing the ball into unusual places.
Quinton de Kock is a class player who can play the cover drive gloriously, play the cut and the pull shot impressively through the off-side and the sweep shot well over mid- wicket. He has played 70 T20 Internationals matches, scored 1895 runs, a batting average of 30.6 and a strike rate of 133.1 in his T20 career so far. He is pretty dependable with the gloves behind the stumps.
Temba Bavuma can thread the needle through the covers with the cover drive. He has played 26 T20 International matches, scored 562 runs, a batting average of 25.5 and with a strike rate of 119.6 in his T20 career so far. Temba Bavuma a classic player, has mastery over the lofted shot with the spin over mid- off and plays the cut shot well through the off side.
David Miller also known as killer Miller can drill the ball through off-side and can also go over extra cover with the spin. Miller has played 105 T20 International matches, scored 1944 runs, a batting average of 31.9 and with a strike rate of 141.9 in his T20 career so far. He also plays a hard pull short through Square leg. If he settles down he can take the game away from your clutches.
Possible 11: IND
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj.
Possible 11: SA
Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Daved Miller,Tristan Stubbs, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj.
TFG Picks for India vs South Africa