In the series decider, South Africa could give only a 100-run target to Shikhar Dhawan’s Men in Blue. Shubman Gill’s 49-run was enough for his team to win the match by seven wickets on Tuesday, October 11 at the Arun Jaitley stadium in Delhi.
The Proteas were asked to bat first. Heinrich Klaasen scored the most runs for his team with a 42-ball 34-run knock. Temba Bavuma’s team was sent back to the pavilion on just 99 runs. Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets, while Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, and Shahbaz Ahmed picked up two wickets each.
During India’s chase, Shikhar Dhawan‘s inning was short lived when Marco Jansen ran him out. Ishan Kishan could add only 10 runs when Imaad Fortuin in the 11th over dismissed the former.
Shubman Gill scored 49 runs off 57 balls with eight boundaries at a strike rate of 85.96. He missed a run to complete his half-century. Lungi Ngidi dismissed Gill in the 19th over when the length ball made Gill try to flick it but as he missed it, he got rapped on his pads. An appeal for lbw was made and the umpire raised his finger.
Shreyas Iyer did the left work with his unbeaten knock of 28 runs off 23 balls with three fours and two sixes at a strike rate of 121.74. India then won the match without breaking a sweat by seven wickets and clinched the series by 2-1. Ngidi and Fortuin could scalp one wicket each.
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