Chasing the target, South Africa team scored 38 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay. Meanwhile, Captain Temba Bavuma (8) and Reeza Hendrix (23) soon returned to the pavilion. In the next over, Chahal also carried Rossie van der Dussen (1), giving South Africa their third blow for 40 runs. In the 9th over, Chahal took his second wicket by sending Dwayne Pretorius (20) to the pavilion. Meanwhile, South Africa lost four wickets for 57 runs. Still they needed 123 runs to win.
After this David Miller (3) was also made his victim by Harshal, due to which half of Africa’s team returned to the pavilion for 71 runs in 11 overs. At the same time, Klaasen and Wayne Parnell tried to chase down the target. Together, both took the team’s score to 100 runs in 14.4 overs. But on the next ball, Klaasen (29) was caught by Chahal. After this, Parnell and Kagiso Rabada made some good shots. But in the 17th over, Harshal got Rabada (9) caught at the hands of Chahal, helping South Africa to 113 for seven.
Keshav Maharaj (11), Enrique Nortje (0) and Tabrez Shamsi (0) also quickly returned to the pavilion, as South Africa were reduced to 131 runs in 19.1 overs. Parnell (22) remained unbeaten. India won this match by 48 runs. Earlier, electing to bat after losing the toss, India’s openers Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan made a scintillating start and added 57 runs without losing a wicket in the powerplay. During this, Gaikwad hit five consecutive fours in five balls from fast bowler Enrique Nortje in the fifth over.
Meanwhile, Gaikwad completed his fifty in 30 balls. But in the 11th over, India got the first blow for 97 when Gaikwad was dismissed for 57 runs off Maharaj’s ball. Taking the innings forward, Ishaan also completed his fifty in 31 balls. But Iyer (14) was caught off Shamsi’s delivery, giving India a second blow for 128 runs in 13 overs.
From here South Africa made a comeback in the match and in the next over, Ishan (54) also returned to Pavlin on the ball of Pretorius. Captain Pant (6) also became the victim of Pretorius in the 16th over, as India scored 143 runs for the loss of four wickets. After this, Rabada, who came to bowl the 19th over, gave away 11 runs to Dinesh Karthik (6). At the same time, Wayne Parnell gave 12 runs in the 20th over, as India scored 179 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Hardik Pandya (31) and Axar Patel (5) remained unbeaten. Dwayne Pretorius took two wickets for South Africa. At the same time, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Tabrez Shamsi took one wicket each. With this win, India are alive 2-1 in the series.