IND vs SA: Watch - Ruturaj Gaikwad gets surprised by a nasty bouncer from Anrich Nortje
After getting back-to-back losses against the visiting side, South Africa, both the teams have clashed with each other in the 3rd T20I on 14th June, Tuesday. Having a look at the game, South Africa again won the toss and opted to take the field.
Batting first, India posted a well defendable total of 179 runs on the board. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan provided a fabulous start for their side, adding 97 runs for the opening wicket partnership.
Both the batters scored 57 and 54 runs respectively. In the end, Hardik Pandya took the responsibility and scored an unbeaten 31 runs and helped his side to post 179 runs on the board.
With a challenging total on the board, South Africa didn't get the expected start from their top-order batters, as they lost two wickets in the powerplay overs. Heinrich Klassen, who has played well in the has failed to convert his start and been dismissed for 29 runs.
I changed my seam position: Yuzvendra Chahal
In the end, India won the match by a margin of 48 runs. Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled well in this game and bagged 4 and 3 wickets to their name respectively.
Moreover, the right-arm leggie was named Player of the Match and shared a few words in the post-match presentation. "I bowled a lot of sliders and bowled quicker in the previous matches.
Today, I changed my seam position. Spinning and getting the ball to dip are my strengths. Today I tried to get it to turn and bowl slower. I tried to bowl to my strengths, I focused on that," Chahal was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
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"When batters try to reverse-sweep, it becomes tough for the bowlers. But now I have a second plan and set fields accordingly. I didn't bowl well in the previous game, the coach asked me to back my strengths. The ground there (Rajkot) is bigger (*chuckles*)," he added.
Besides, during India's inning, Ruturaj Gaikwad looked comfortable against Anrich Nortje and smashed him back-to-back boundaries in the fifth over of the game. However, the right-arm pacer bowled a quick bouncer and the Ruturaj Gaikwad was quick enough to respond and survived it.
Watch the video here: