After two frustrating excursions, Yuzvendra Chahal got back with figures of 3/20 to assist India with beating South Africa in the third T20I.
Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, whose three-wicket pull assisted Team India with overcoming South Africa in the third T20I, uncovered how he recovered his bowling from the past two games. All-round presentation by India helped them in overcoming South Africa by 48 runs in the third T20I of five-match series at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. “I bowled a ton of sliders and bowled faster in the past matches. Today, I changed my crease position. Turning and getting the ball to plunge are my assets. Today I attempted to inspire it to turn and bowl more slow. I attempted to bowl to my assets, I zeroed in on that,” expressed Chahal in a post-match show.
“At the point when hitters attempt to turn around clear, it becomes extreme for the bowlers. In any case, presently I have a subsequent arrangement and set fields in like manner. I didn’t bowl well in the past game, the mentor requested that I back my assets. The ground there (Rajkot) is greater,” he added.
Batting initial, a 97-run stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad (57) and Ishan Kishan (54) fueled India to 179/5 in their designated 20 overs. The main innings was a see-saw one as India ruled the principal half of the innings, yet South Africa pulled back force to their side in the other half.
In answer, the Proteas never looked like going as they continued to lose wickets at ordinary stretches and in the end were packaged out for 131 with five balls still to play. For Men dressed in Blue, Chahal and Harshal Patel featured with the ball as they stowed three and four wickets separately to wreck the guests’ pursuit. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Axar Patel scalped one wicket each.
India have opened their record in the five-coordinate T20I series with this success in the sink or swim conflict. With the series still 2-1 for the guests, the fourth T20I will be played on Friday at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gujarat.