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India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Stats Review : Rishabh Pant’s 100th International game, Chahal’s Man of the Match & much more

Rishabh Pant as Captain won his first International game as Captain.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 15 June 2022 12:37 pm

South Africa won the toss for 3rd time in a row and invited India to bat in Vizag. Team India had an extraordinary start from their openers Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad which helped them to post a competitive total of 179 runs on the board. Among South Africa bowlers Dwaine Pretorius looked impressive as he picked 2 important wickets of Ishan Kishan and the Indian Skipper Rishabh Pant.

Unlike first two T20Is, none of the South African batsman got going in the chase and eventually were bundled out for just 131 runs as they had no answers for terrific bowling from Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal. India finally managed to win a game against South Africa and ensured that the T20I series is still alive with 2 more T20I matches to be played in Rajkot and Bengaluru respectively.

Numbers and Stats from India vs South Africa 3rd T20I:

1 – Ruturaj Gaikwad recorded his maiden fifty-plus score in T20Is.

4 – Harshal Patel recorded his first four-wicket haul in T20Is.

Best bowling figure for Harshal Patel in T20s:
5/27 vs MI in Chennai, 2021
4/17 vs MI in Dubai, 2021
4/25 vs SA in Visakhapatnam, 2022
4/34 vs PBKS in Mumbai-BS, 2022

4 – Yuzvendra Chahal won MoM award for the 4th time in T20Is.

Chahal’s best bowling figure in T20Is:
6/25 vs England in Bengaluru, 2017
4/23 vs Sri Lanka in Cuttack, 2017
4/52 vs Sri Lanka in Indore, 2017
3/18 vs Bangladesh in Colombo, 2018
3/20 vs South Africa in Visakhapatnam, 2022

4 – India became the 4th team after Australia, England and Pakistan to win 10 matches against South Africa in T20Is.

8 – India have got their first International win against South Africa in 8th game after facing 7 losses in 2022 thus far.

48 – India recorded their biggest margin of win (by 48 runs) vs South Africa in T20Is.

Largest margin of win for India by runs vs South Africa in T20Is:
48 runs in Visakhapatnam, 2022
37 runs in Durban, 2007
28 runs in Johannesburg, 2018

97 – Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan had a 97 run opening partnership against South Africa in 3rd T20I.

Highest Opening Partnership vs South Africa in T20Is:
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 197 in Centurion, 2021
Chris Gayle-Devon Smith : 145 in Johannesburg, 2007
Aaron Finch-David Warner : 120 in Cape Town, 2020
Ruturaj Gaikwad-Ishan Kishan : 97 in Visakhapatnam, 2022
Andre Fletcher-Evin Lewis : 85 in St. George’s, 2021

Highest Partnership by an Indian Pair vs South Africa in T20Is:
Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma : 138 in Dharamsala,, 2015
MS Dhoni-Manish Pandey : 98* in Centurion, 2018
Ruturaj Gaikwad-Ishan Kishan : 97 in Visakhapatnam, 2022

100 – Indian Skipper Rishabh Pant who made his debut for India in 2017, featured in his 100th International match.

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