MaukaMauka- The third and final T20 Match between India and South Africa takes place on Feb 24,2018 (Saturday) at the Newland in Cape Town. This is India’s first Twenty20 ever in Cape Town. Team India has mostly played in Durban, Centurion and Johannesburg but never in Newlands. The Indian Captain Virat Kohli has been ruled out of this match due to a stiff back. Rohit Sharma leaded the side. The Toss was won by South Africa and they opted to bowl first.

The Indian cricket players started their opening with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Starting was good when Mr Sharma slammed two boundaries to Chris Morris and India was 13 runs in first over. After that Rohit Sharma LBW dismissal on Junior Dala Ball. Left handed batsman Suresh Raina came to crease and joined Shikhar Dhawan. Rains also slams 2 consecutive boundaries on Andile Phehlukwayo ball. But Suresh Raina goes to pavilion by making 43 runs.

Later Manish Pandey joins Shikhar Dhawan and he also goes early to the pavilion by making 13 runs. Ms Dhoni joins Dhawan again. In the 15 over Shikhar Dhawan (runs -out) on 47 runs. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya made a partnership of runs 33 runs. In 18th and 19th over the Ms Dhoni and Hardik Pandya out by caught their boundaries shots by David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen respectively. Axar Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were at the crease and brought team India’s total of 172 runs.

After some rest the South African opening batman’s reach the playground i.e. Reeza Hendricks and David Miller. They both did partnership of runs 31 runs. In the 2 over the Reeza Hendricks wicket fall off by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. This wicket leads to entering of JP Duminy. He played a wonderful batting for his 11th fifty. In the 9th over there was fall of David Miller wicket on 24 runs. His ball is caught by Axar Patel. Heinrich Klaasen bowled by Hardik Pandya, and walk back with only 7 runs.

After that Christiaan Jonker joins JP Duminy and made wonderful 49 runs. He missed his fifty only for 1 more run by getting out by Rohit Sharma on the Bhuvneshwar Kumar ball. The last Batsman makes a total of 165 runs by losing 6 wickets. South Africa played really well. There was a stage when it looked match is in hands of Proteas and they will easily win the T20 series. But in the last few overs Team India really bowled very tight and Team India won the T-20 Match by 7 runs.

India wins the T-20 Series by 2-1 in the home town of South Africa i.e. Newland in Cape Town.

The Suresh Raina declared the Man of the Match as he played well in Tests and One-Days Match. And Bhuvneshwar Kumar declared Man of the Series.

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