Africa vs India 3rd t20i report
3rd t20i India vs South Africa
Date: Sat Feb 24, 2018
Newlands, Cape Town
Time : 09:30pm IST|16:00pm GMT|18:00pm Local
SK Raina India

Dhawan & Raina's 40 plus runs followed by B Kumar's excelelnt last over helps India to win by 7 runs and win 3-match t20i series 2-1

3rd and last match of 3-match twenty20 series played between India and South Africa at Cape Town today. South Africa won the toss and once again opted to field first. Virat Kohli not playing today due to injury and Rohit Sharma took the charge in hand as captain for India. India made few changes. KD Karthik comes in for Kohli, Axar Patel in for YS Chahal and JJ Bumrah in for Unadkat as well. India put 172 runs target with Dhawan and Raina's 40 plus runs for Africa. Africa in reply managed to score 165 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 7 runs. India won 3-match series by 2-1. SK Raina dealcared man of the match for his 43 runs and 1 wicket. B Kumar declared man of the series for his excellent bowling performances.

Putting into bat first by South Africa, India lost RG Sharma early scoring 11 runs. SK Raina joined with S Dhawan and played quick inning of 43 runs of just 27 balls in on time before lost his wicket. MK Pandey came in and got out early scoring 13 runs. At other end S Dhawan played well and contributed 47 runs before got run out. HH Pandya prpmoted in order and made 21 runs of 17 balls. India managed to put good total of 172 runs in 20 overs. CJ Dala bowled well for Africa and picked up 3 wickets in his 4 overs.

South Africa in reply chasing target of 173 runs lost Hendrickes early scoring 7 runs. Skipper Duminy joined with DA Miller and played some good cricket before Miller lost his wicket scoring 24 runs. Last match hero Klaasen also followed him scoring just 7 runs and Africa were in trouble. Duminy and Jonker fought very and and at one stage put Africa on winning situation. Duminy made well 55 runs befoe left the field. Africe needed 19 runs in last over and managed to score 12 runs and lost the match by 7 runs in heart beating last ball finished match. Jonker played excellent inning of 49 runs of just 24 balls for Africa as well. India won by 7 runs and won 3-match series by 2-1.

Man of the match :- SK Raina (Ind)
Series - India won 3-match series 2-1
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