India vs South Africa 3rd T20 Highlights – Feb 24, 2018, IND v SA highlights today – Third twenty/20 from Newlands, Cape Town (South Africa) Saturday 24th February 2018. As we know series has been level by 1-1, which means today’s match will be the series decider match. In the second match South Africa showed great performance and in the end, they got the victory very comfortably. Some stats are here from second match S Dhawan scored 24, SK Raina 31, MK Pandey 79 and MS Dhoni † 52. From home team RR Hendricks 26, JP Duminy (c) 64, H Klaasen † 69, F Behardien 16. The highest total of the Newlands, Cape Town venue is 188/9 scored by England against Zimbabwe in 2007. The home team scored maximum 178/4 in 20 overs against Australia in 2016. India will play their first ever t20 match here. MK Pandey (INDIA) is the most runs scorer from last two matches with 108 runs, S Dhawan (INDIA) scored 96 and MS Dhoni (INDIA) scored 68. RR Hendricks (SA) scored 96, H Klaasen (SA) 85 and JP Duminy (SA) 67. B Kumar (INDIA) took five wickets in two matches, CJ Dala (SA) took four and JD Unadkat (INDIA) took three.
India Win The Toss And Bowling First
India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Manish Pandey, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav.
South Africa team/playing XI
1 Reeza Hendricks, 2 JJ Smuts, 3 JP Duminy (capt), 4 David Miller, 5 Farhaan Behardien, 6 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Junior Dala, 10 and 11 two out of Dane Paterson, Tabraiz Shamsi and Aaron Phangiso.
Match Timings: 18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
The change in altitude will require the biggest adjustment from the players, who will need to be wary that mishits are unlikely to sail for six at the coast and they could end up caught on the boundary instead. Still, the Newlands strip is expected to have plenty of runs in it, with Farhaan Behardien calling it “not far from a Highveld wicket”. It will be a cool day in Cape Town, with temperatures below 20 degrees and a small chance of some rain, which could negate spin. Had India won at SuperSport Park, they would have wanted to use this match to trial some new combinations but now they need to field the XI they believe can win them the series. The team that lost had one change from the team that won at the Wanderers with Shardul Thakur replacing Jasprit Bumrah, who was out with an abdominal niggle.
That spot may be the only one India change, with the possibility of Axar Patel or – if he has recovered from the hand injury that kept him out of the first two T20Is – Kuldeep Yadav coming in as the second spinner on the surface most likely to take the turn. With a series win front and center of their minds, South Africa may not be able to give Christiaan Jonker an opportunity and could stick with the same batting line-up. A change may come in the attack, which could feature two specialist spinners. If South Africa opt for both Tabraiz Shamsi and Aaron Phangiso, Dane Paterson may have to miss out.
India tour of South Africa 3rd T20I (N) Highlights
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Match number – T20I no. 655