IND vs SA: Watch - Hardik Pandya smashes back-to-back sixes off Tabraiz Shamsi


Rishabh Pant-led Indian side registered their first win in the 3rd T20I after losing back-to-back games against South Africa. After losing the toss, Team India were asked to bat first by the opposition.

Batting first, India posted a quite defendable total of 169 runs on the board. The visitors bowled well in the first half, but Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik stole the show and helped their side to post a defendable total on the board.

Dinesh Karthik has once again proved himself and smashed 55 off just 27 balls which included 9 boundaries and 2 sixes to his name. While chasing the target, South Africa didn't get the start that they expected, as they lost three wickets in the powerplay overs.

Rassie van der Dussen scored 20 runs which is the highest total from their side. Avesh Khan changed the face of the game when he picked three wickets in a single over and ended up his spell with 4 wickets to his name. 

I can look to improve in certain areas: Rishabh Pant

Harshal Patel - Ind vs Sa

With this win, India levelled the series by 2-2 and will be looking to continue the winning momentum in the upcoming match in Bangalore. Rishabh Pant, the winning captain has shared a few words about the game in the post-match presentation.

"We talked about execution and playing better cricket and here are the results. Whichever team plays better cricket wins the game. Maybe I will toss with the right hand in the next game and be positive.

Really happy with the way Hardik put up a show. DK went for the kill right away and that gave us the positivity. As an individual, I can look to improve in certain areas.

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Not too concerned though; looking to take the positives and looking to improve. Let's see what happens in Bangalore. Looking forward to give our 100%," Rishabh Pant was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Besides, during the game, Hardik Pandya smashed Tabraiz Shamsi for back-to-back sixes in the 12th over bowled by the leg-spinner. However, Tabraiz Shamsi tied the shoe laces of Hardik Pandya when the right-handed batter seemed to need help. It was a nice gesture to show the leg-spinner and the moment was enjoyed by the fans.

Watch the video here: