Kohli missing for India as South Africa bowl

Kohli missing for India as South Africa bowl

Nevertheless, it was Christiaan Jonker who nearly took South Africa home with his late onslaught.

Cape Town: Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who marked his comeback in India squad in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa, is looking forward to cement his spot in the team ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

The Men in Blue registered a fantastic seven-run win in the third and series-decider Twenty20 worldwide match held at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on February 24, Saturday.

However, a final-over target of 18 proved too much for the pair, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-24) dismissing Jonker with the last delivery of the game to see South Africa's valiant victory bid finish on 165-6. Dhoni played an outstanding inning of 52 runs off only 28 balls and also smashed 4 fours and 3 sixes. Either way, the bowling is a lost cause, and all depends on the batting for South Africa. With this game, the long tour of India concludes.

India were 57 for one after six overs, South Africa struggled to 25 for one.

This was a very rare poor performance from South Africa at home. India has thus won the three-match series 2-1. Watching the duo felt as if they were preparing for upcoming Test series with Australia! But after losing the first T20I, they have made a great comeback with a resounding win in the second match. The first instance was against Zimbabwe in 2013.

Put in to bat first after Proteas skipper JP Duminy won the toss, India achieved a slightly below par score at Newlands, Cape Town.

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South African wicket on Saturday.

They key players for both the teams remains the same.

India made three changes.

Indian wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were the heroes of the ODI series as they were virtually unplayable. He did not get a chance to bat in the second T20I. India's bowling is the key area they need to focus on. Shikhar Dhawan, after a slow start, gradually gained momentum and spanked a few to the boundaries.

The 3-match series is now tied at 1-1 and whoever wins this match will win the series. South Africa, after losing the ODI series by 1-5 would want to avenge the series loss.

But the drizzle at SuperSport Park made life hard for all of them, and they, Yuzvendra Chahal first among them, will be keen to atone for all the runs leaked in the second game.

Along with 17 year old Jemimah, Mithali added 98 runs for the second wicket.