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179/5 (20)
131/10 (19.1)
IND won by 48 runs.
Player of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal
 
South Africa 2 - 1 India. That's how it stands at the end of this game. Can India make it 2-2 in Rajkot after this sensational performance or was it just a one-off day for the Proteas? Well, we will leave that up to you to think. Thank you for joining Sportskeeda's live coverage of this match. Do check Sportskeeda for the latest sports news pieces and all the live match commentaries. This is Lavil Saldanha alongside Shashwat Kumar signing off. Goodnight and SEE YA!
Yuzvendra Chahal is the man of the match for his match-winning performance of 3/20 in his 4 overs

Chahal: 
I was bowling too many sliders and quicker ones in the previous games. Post that, I went back and spoke to the coaches and changed my seam position. Getting the ball to spin and dipping it is my strength and I tried bowling slower today, adding my strengths with it. When the batters try to reverse sweep, it gets a bit tough for the bowlers but now I have plans for that and set fields accordingly. I didn't bowl well in the previous games and the coaches just told me to back my strengths. Only positive is that ground at Rajkot is much bigger (chuckles)
Rishabh Pant (India captain): We spoke about the execution and it was spot on from both the bowlers and the batters. We were 15 runs short, but we didn't think much about that. In India, spinners always play a key role in the middle overs. Pressure is always there on them and we get performances like these when they come good. After a good start, it is always tough for a new batter to go straight away. We lost wickets in clusters and will look to improve on that aspect
Temba Bavuma (South Africa captain): As a collective, it wasn't our best performance, they (India) were the better team today. They put us under pressure in the first 10 overs and we did well in the second half of the first innings to keep them under 180 runs. Our fielding wasn't up to the mark and the batting didn't really stand up. We couldn't string partnerships and we lacked momentum. We tried to assess the conditions, and get some momentum when we walked out to bat, but we lost three quick wickets and were put under pressure. Quinny is an integral part of the team unfortunately, he isn't available for us. Reeza is a good option at the top of the order and we will continue to back him
Harshal Patel: (How did you like your performance) Pretty good. We wanted to execute certain plans. It was a must-win game for us and happy that I managed to do it (execute plans) this game. You follow the process and they stand true whether you do well or not. Those are the things that carry you during your bad phases. There are certain goals in our bowling group and you want to continue working to achieve them. In the first game, I went to yorkers early and did not back hard lengths enough. In the last two games, I focussed on hard lengths and forced them to hit through the line, and it worked out pretty well. This was a quite slow pitch. It was not as good as Kotla. It was not doing anything laterally but it was definitely not as quick as the Delhi pitch. So it was easier to bowl hard lengths and get away with it. (How to keep the form going) Take it one game at a time. 
India win the match by 48 runs and are alive in the series 2-1

South Africa are all out for 131 in 19.1 overs
Heinrich Klassen: 29(24b) | Wayne Parnell: 22(18b)*
Harshal Patel: 4/25(3.1) | Yuzvendra Chahal: 3/20(4)

An all-around performance from the hosts here at Vizag. They were clinical with the bat in hand, clinical with the ball in hand and were clinical in the field too. This is the complete performance that India and captain, Rishabh Pant were looking at and they have finally achieved it in this third ODI. A little stat attack here: This is India's 2nd win against South Africa at home and Rishabh Pant's first as the Indian captain.

180 was going to be tough on a pitch that was going to get slower as the match progressed and how the powerplay was going to pan out was important for both sides. South Africa didn't have the best of the starts in the powerplay as Bhuvneshwar Kumar tormented the Proteas openers with his swing. Temba Bavuma, being too desperate to get off the blocks, chipped on towards Gaikwad and that's where South Africa lost the first wicket in the powerplay. Harshal Patel then bowled the last over of the powerplay and accounted for the wicket of Reeza Hendricks.

Through the course of the middle overs, the Proteas batters found the going tough and couldn't execute their shots. van der Dussen and Pretorius were dismissed in a span of a couple of overs as they looked to play their strokes with scoreboard pressure mounting on them. David Miller, tormentor in chief at Delhi, was dismissed cheaply and the last match's hero, Klassen, gave India a little scare before holed out in the deep. Post that it was Wayne Parnell, who tried hard, but ran out of partners at the other end.

This was a superlative bowling performance from India if we are to compare it with the last couple of games. Barring Avesh Khan, every bowler chipped in with a wicket. Axar Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up a wicket each as the duo constrained the flow of runs and built-up pressure with dot deliveries. Harshal Patel picked up 4 wickets, including those of David Miller and Reeza Hendricks. Yuzvendra Chahal stole the thunder with the ball in hand as he picked up 3 crucial wickets of Pretorius, van der Dussen and the dangerous Heinrich Klassen. Let's now go to the presentations and hear what the captains have to say.
19.1 Harshal Patel to Tabraiz Shamsi, OUT! THAT WILL BE THAT! Off-pace delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Like his predecessors, Shamsi does not pick the slower one and has a huge swing at it at least a week early. The ball pings off the toe end of the bat and lobs towards long on, where Avesh does the rest! India stay alive in this series! Tabraiz Shamsi c Avesh Khan b Harshal Patel 0(1b)
An exceptional spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he caps it off with a 5 run over. He was excellent with the new ball, excellent in the middle overs and excellent in the death too. Ends with figures of 1/21 in his 4 overs. South Africa need 49 runs in 6 deliveries
19
overs
131 /9 score
0
W
4
1
W
0
runs
cricket bat icon Wayne Parnell *
22 (18)
cricket bat icon Anrich Nortje
0 (1)
cricket ball icon Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1 /21
18.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Wayne Parnell, AHH! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump that zips through. Parnell has a waft at it but is late on the stroke as the ball fizzes past the bat
Tabraiz Shamsi, RHB, is the new man in and he will be down at the bowler's end
18.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Anrich Nortje, OUT! OH DEAR! Back of a length delivery angled into the batter on leg stump. Nortje has a swing at it and somehow manages to chalk it towards the keeper. While the ball trickles, Parnell is halfway down the track and he almost forces Nortje to run. The latter has no option but to run and is caught well short as Pant relays a throw to Bhuvneshwar, who whips off the bails at the bowler's end! Anrich Nortje runout (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) 0(1b)
18.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Wayne Parnell, back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Parnell gets up on his toes and jabs the ball towards extra cover for a single
18.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Wayne Parnell, FOUR! SHOT! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Parnell dances down the track and pounds it over the bowler's head for four
Anrich Nortje, RHB, walks out to the middle and will be down at the bowler's end
18.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Keshav Maharaj, OUT! BHUVNESHWAR FINALLY HAS A WICKET! Slower delivery on a length on middle and leg stump. Maharaj comes down the track but does not pick the leg cutter. He is too early into his stroke and pops the ball tamely towards backward point, where Karthik completes the easiest of catches! Keshav Maharaj c Dinesh Karthik b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 11(8b,0x4,1x6)
18.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Keshav Maharaj, slower bumper outside off stump. Maharaj has an agricultural mow at it but gets nowhere close to the ball in the end
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-0-16-0) comes back into the attack and will be bowling to Keshav Maharaj on strike
Avesh Khan's spell comes to an end. After three games he has still remained wicket-less and has been a little bit erratic with the lines and lengths that he has operated at. Ends his spell with figures of 0/35 in his 4 overs. South Africa need 53 runs in 12 balls
18
overs
126 /7 score
2
1
1
0
6
1
runs
cricket bat icon Wayne Parnell
17 (15)
cricket bat icon Keshav Maharaj *
11 (6)
cricket ball icon Avesh Khan
0 /35