Live Updates

India vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd T20I in Bengaluru, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by 9 wickets to level series

Date: Sunday, 22 September, 2019 22:41 IST

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match Ended

South Africa beat India by 9 wickets

134/9 OV : (20.0) RR.(6.7)
140/1 OV : (16.5) RR.(8.48)
Match Ended:

South Africa beat India by 9 wickets

Man Of the Match:

This over 16.5

  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6


Quinton de Kock (C) (W)

  • 79 (52)
  • 4s X 6
  • 6s X 5

Temba Bavuma

  • 27 (23)
  • 4s X 2
  • 6s X 1


Washington Sundar

  • 27 (4)
  • M X 0
  • W X 0

Deepak Chahar

  • 15 (3)
  • M X 0
  • W X 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket

64 ( 6.4 ) R/R: 9.6

Temba Bavuma 27(23)

Quinton de Kock 35(17)

76/1 (10.1 over)

Reeza Hendricks 28 (26) SR: S.R (107.69)

c Virat Kohli b Hardik Pandya

South Africa in India 3 T20I Series 2019 3rd T20I Match Result South Africa beat India by 9 wickets

India vs South Africa, Highlights, 3rd T20I in Bengaluru, Full Cricket Score: Proteas win by 9 wickets to level series


22:38 (IST)

India captain Virart Kohli said earlier that it's time for experimentation for India as they build up for 2020 T20 World Cup. There are young players on display but one of the biggest experiments was India's choice to bat first in Bengaluru despite winning the toss. The batting failed and bowlers had very little to defend. South Africa were good in all departments. They bowled well and Quinton de Kock led the chase brilliantly with his unbeaten 79. Despite the defeat and the series finishing as 1-1 draw there's no need for India to panic. India will have days when they will need to bat first and that practice is important. Team management should give the current lot a few more games before ringing in the changes. Also, the T20I series is now over and it's time to get ready for Tests which begins from 2nd October. Till then, it's a good bye from our side.

22:33 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India captain: Exactly what we wanted to do. We are going to follow the same template till the World Cup. The mindset is to be flexible. We should be good enough to find the answers. We are willing to experiment as team. We want to learn and improve as a side. SA bowled well. Pitch suited them a lot in the first innings, we did not read the tempo of the innings. It cost us the game there. Chasing is relatively easier in T20s. The squad composition we will try to get it right. We are not playing random people. These players are good enough. It is a young side. We have to give them a little bit of time as team. We want to go to World Cup with best combination. 

22:31 (IST)

Quinton de Kock, winning captain: I think we kept it nice and simple with the ball with bowlers hitting the good length. Beuran came in and bowled really well and read the situation right tonight. We fixed one of two things quickly with the ball from the last game.

22:30 (IST)

Quinton de Kock is the Player of the Series

22:27 (IST)

Beuran Hendricks: It was one of those were things worked for me, so used my opportunity well. Lot of hardwork put in behind the scene, so happy with that. Normally I don't look at the pitch while warming up. Consistency is the key.

22:26 (IST)

Beuran Hendricks is the Man of the Match for his figures of 4-0-14-2

22:20 (IST)

I'd mentioned at the start of the game that Kohli's brave, eye-on-the-future move at the toss could come into questioning depending on the result. But the toss almost became a non-issue in the final calculations, didn't it? The idea was to put some pressure on the batsmen to set a score, which would then put some pressure on the bowlers to defend in tough circumstances - but a rare total off-day with the bat meant there was nothing really left for the bowlers to fight with. Too early to make any assessments on any real factor - two games at the start of a 25-game period is no time to think decisively about anything. I'd expect the same setup to be given a few more cracks, at least for the visits of Bangladesh and West Indies coming up before the end of the year. 

22:15 (IST)

What an uplifting outcome this is for a young, inexperienced Proteas setup facing its first real challenge. Not many would have given them a chance given the makeup of the squad, and the raft of freshers making the cut (there were three debutants in the series-opener) - so to be going away with a 1-1 scoreline is sure to be a boost to de Kock and his new collection. Also a bit of a fillip to carry into the Tests for those staying on in this trip.

22:11 (IST)

Comprehensive, commanding, crushing - words you don't associate with India's defeats at home in any format. They have been steamrolled by South Africa in this series-finale, and the Proteas deserve every bit of the share of the spoils that they are getting. India went into freefall from the time Dhawan was dismissed - 54/1 in six overs, and they managed only another 80 runs through the rest of the innings. They were miles behind the eight-ball at that stage already, and de Kock turned the easy run-chase into an absolute cakewalk with his unbeaten 79. Runs in both games for both de Kock and Temba Bavuma - one on captaincy debut, the other making his maiden T20I bow.

22:10 (IST)

Temba Bavuma: I got my debut when I did not expected. Coaches and selectors showed faith an it was up to me to play well. The intensity and mindset to score is key. I don't have power like a Chris Gayle. I look to hit in the gaps. I surprise (by hitting sixes) every now and then. A lot fo confidence in the young team we have. We can take the confidence from here to Test series. 

22:10 (IST)

Least innings to score 1000 runs as a keeper in T20Is:

31 - Brendon McCullum

37 - Mohammad Shahzad/Quinton de Kock*

38 - Kumar Sangakkara

22:05 (IST)

That's it, SA win!

Bavuma hits a six off the last ball of the 17th over and ends the match. South Africa win the third T20I by 9 wickets and level the three-match series 1-1. Captain Quinton de Kock hits 79 off 52 balls, Reeza Hendricks managed 26-ball 28 while Tenda Bavuma hit a 23-ball 27. This is a young unit and have beaten a good side in their backyard. Kohli's decision to bat first at Bengaluru backfired and Indian plans went for a toss right from the start. 

22:01 (IST)

After 16 overs,South Africa 131/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 78 , Temba Bavuma 19)

Jadeja completes a good over. Just 4 off it but Proteas also need just 4 to finish things off. Should be done in the next over.

22:00 (IST)

An outing that Navdeep Saini might live to regret, all the more so since it comes at the ground where he made himself known to the Indian cricket community just earlier this year. He's bowled two overs with two different captains in charge - and both have cut angry figures through it. Kohli wasn't too pleased when he was hit for the second his sixes in his first over by de Kock, Rohit was more than unhappy with the full balls that went to the boundary. Bowled only 12 balls, but didn't find the right zones at all. Don't want to be harsh on the young lad, but given the situation this team is in - Kohli suggesting there's a window of 4-5 games for the new guys to make a mark - Saini could rue this evening.

21:58 (IST)

After 15 overs,South Africa 127/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 76 , Temba Bavuma 17)

Krunal Pandya comes back on. Right then, Bavuma stealing singles and de Kock hitting boundaries. Simple cricket. De Kock has hit five sixes tonight. South Africa need 8 runs in 30 balls.

21:57 (IST)

SIX! Big one from de Kock. A number of them from his bat today. This is No 5 tonight. He slog-sweeps this off Krunal for a massive six. 

21:56 (IST)

FOUR!! Look at that shot, look at that. Krunal bowlers wider, de Kock reaches for it and hits it over the covers for a four. What a shot. 

21:55 (IST)

After 14 overs,South Africa 113/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 64 , Temba Bavuma 15)

Well, well, well, Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack and gets good grip off the pitch. Bavuma was almost done in twice as the ball came at a little slow pace to him after pitching. Has Jadeja been put into attack a little late? South Africa need 22 runs in 36 balls.

21:52 (IST)

After 13 overs,South Africa 109/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 63 , Temba Bavuma 12)

After this over, India begin to play the waiting game. Not for the wicket to fall but the match to get over. Yes, de Kock batting exceptionally well but India bowlers have been below par. Poor effort from Hardik with the ball. 23 runs in his 2 overs. Bowled half-trackers after half-trackers in this over. South Africa need 26 runs in 42 balls.

21:50 (IST)

FOUR! Now a half-tracker bowled outside the off stump, de Kock flourishes his arms and gets a four to deep extra cover.

21:49 (IST)

SIX! As easy as it gets, 130 kph half-tracker from Hardik and de Kock pulled it away for a handsome six over deep square leg. 

21:48 (IST)

50-plus runs in first two innings as a captain in T20Is:

Paul Stirling

Navneet Singh Dhaliwal

Quinton de Kock*

21:47 (IST)

After 12 overs,South Africa 96/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 52 , Temba Bavuma 11)

Saini has been treated harshly here by the Proteas batsmen. Bavuma, the new man in the middle, flicked him for four, lifted him for four before collecting two through leg glance. He is dominating the young fast bowler from India who is building up pace but is not using brains. South Africa need 39 runs in 48 balls.

21:47 (IST)

Consecutive half-centuries for Quinton de Kock in his first two games as South Africa skipper. A solid start to his captaincy stint already on an individual front, and with the remainder of this game looking like a bit of a formality, that should, in all likelihood, be a more-than-good start on the whole too. If he adds a heightened sense of responsibility to his already supreme repertoire of shot-making, which looks to be the case from the early sightings, de Kock could potentially turn him into a beast of a T20 batsman.

21:46 (IST)

FOUR! Bavuma again, this time another loose delivery on his legs, he flicks it for four through mid-wicket. 

21:45 (IST)

FOUR! What a shot from the little Bavuma, fuller in length from Saini, and he gives himself some room and hits it over the covers for four runs. 

21:42 (IST)

After 11 overs,South Africa 86/1 ( Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 52 , Temba Bavuma 1)

Hardik Pandya comes into the attack and picks a wicket on the first ball of his spell. Temba Bavuma, right handed bat, joins de Kock in the middle. De Kock is still hitting it beautifully. He is the big wicket here. Still a daunting task for India. QDK gets to his fifty, his first as captain. 10 off the over and a wicket. 

21:41 (IST)

FIFTY! One more in the over and that's fifty for de Kock as well. Length ball from Pandya and de Kock lofts it deep extra cover boundary for four runs to bring up the fifty. 

21:41 (IST)

A wicket, at last, for India. Hardik Pandya gets the breakthrough with his first ball, as Reeza Hendricks plays a slightly lazy stroke after partnering his captain to take his team to the brink of victory in the first half of the chase. A second super catch in as many games for Kohli - the one in the previous game triggered quite a South African slide. India need more than just inspiration and drama for this game's course to change.

21:39 (IST)

FOUR! Short ball from Hardik and de Kock pulls it away for four runs. This is one of his favourite shots and when he is in mood, these come off just beautifully. 

21:37 (IST)

OUT! Hardik Pandya comes into the attack and he does the magic straightaway. Slower and short delivery to Hendricks, who could not spot it and ended up playing the ball early, the ball went to Kohli at mid-wicket who took a good diving catch. First breakthrough for India finally. R Hendricks c Kohli b Hardik Pandya 28(26)

21:36 (IST)

After 10 overs,South Africa 76/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 28 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 44)

Krunal Pandya continues. No boundaries in the over but a single on each ball. Visitors won't mind that. They are inching closer to the total now. Maybe it is time to turn to Jadeja. 

21:33 (IST)

After 9 overs,South Africa 70/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 25 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 41)

Sundar continues and he is hit for a boundary on just the first ball of the over. This has been a trend. Sundar gets hit and the rest of the over he is trying to defend runs than attack and take wickets. 21 runs in the last two overs. This is slipping out of India's hands. 

21:31 (IST)

50-plus opening stands for South Africa since April, 2016:

Hendricks/Malan v Pakistan, Johannesburg, 2019

de Kock/Hendricks v India, Bangalore, 2019*

21:30 (IST)

SIX! Sundar continues and he pitched short again, de Kock goes back and slaps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 

21:29 (IST)

You'd think the world had heard the reverberations of how costly hail-mary reviews can be after 'that' Ashes Test at Headingley - now India have their own mini version of the same. Went for an utterly desperate review - and lost it - only to find themselves hoping they hadn't lost it an over later. Might have been academic in the game's context, but still, something to chew on if they hadn't already earlier.

21:28 (IST)

After 8 overs,South Africa 60/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 23 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 33)

Fifty-run stand has come up between the openers and what's even worse for India is that Sundar caught de Kock in front of stumps in last over but umpire said no. Turns out that the ball was hitting the stumps but Kohli could not ask for a review as they had taken a very bad one in the Chahar over. Cricket for you. 11 runs from Krunal Pandya's first over. 

21:26 (IST)

FOUR! Hendricks hits it to deep extra covers where Iyer attempts to save it but in the end his foot was touching the ropes as he came in contact with the ball. 

21:22 (IST)

After 7 overs,South Africa 49/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 17 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 29)

Sundar comes back on and leaks a boundary on the second ball of the over. Does well to pull things back but still 6 off the over. Proteas cruising in chase.

21:20 (IST)

FOUR! Poor bowling from Sundar, too short in length and Hendricks rocks back and hits it to deep square boundary. 

21:19 (IST)

After 6 overs,South Africa 43/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 12 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 28)

India are under pressure and it is reflected in their body language and also in the DRS blunder they just committed. Chahar's inswinger hit left leg of Hendricks and the ball was going down the leg stump line. India appealed but umpire turned it down. However, Chahar forced Kohli to go upstairs. Turns out the ball pitched outside the leg stump line and was missing the stumps by miles. Kohli was hiding his face with the cap as India lose their review. 9 off the over.

21:15 (IST)

Quinton de Kock - the former RCB man - launches into Navdeep Saini - RCB's present fast-bowling hope - at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The crowd is silenced, and it's going to be tough for the Indian shoulders to stop drooping. 15 overs left, and South Africa need just 101 more with 10 wickets in hand. Will take a, ahem, choke for the ages to botch this up from here.

21:14 (IST)

FOUR! Short in length and easy picking for Hendricks who pulls it away through mid-wicket for a boundary

21:12 (IST)

After 5 overs,South Africa 34/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 7 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 26)

Navdeep Saini, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and what a welcome he has got from de Kock. Two sixes in the over. He is putting a lot of effort but has not found the right length. A difficult catching chance at cover. Iyer dived and stopped the ball, to save at least 3. 

21:12 (IST)

19 for no loss in four overs, usually, would be the kind of score that induces errors from the batsmen sooner than later. But this is the advantage of having to chase less than seven an over - South Africa they can take their time, eliminate any risk in the first half of the innings, and pace their way to the 135-run target. India's chances - the slimmest of slim, might I add - rest entirely on a bunch of wickets in quick time. 

21:10 (IST)

SIX! One more, take one more, se QDK, pace on ball and on length, de Kock svivels it for six over backward square leg. 

21:08 (IST)

SIX! Navdeep Saini comes into the attack and he has been welcomed by de Kock with a six off the first ball, short ball and de Kock pulled it for six over square leg boundary. 

21:07 (IST)

After 4 overs,South Africa 19/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 6 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 12)

Chahar is on song. There are no wickets in his bag yet in this match but he is testing the batsmen in the middle and more so de Kock. He cut the Proteas skipper into two havles with an inswinger that almost stumped Pant behind the wickets as well. Boundary off the last ball but that was a rare error in line from him. 6 off the over.

21:07 (IST)

FOUR! A rare error from Chahar, provides width ti Hendricks and he smashes this through the covers for a boundary. 

21:02 (IST)

After 3 overs,South Africa 13/0 ( Reeza Hendricks 1 , Quinton de Kock (C) (W) 11)

Washington Sundar continues. Huge shout for LBA against Hendricks but the ball was missing leg. de Kock yet again finds a boundary against Sundar. India need to stop these boundaries and find wickets. 6 from the over.

India vs South Africa, LIVE Cricket Score, 3rd T20I at Bengaluru Latest Updates: Bavuma hits a six off the last ball of the 17th over and ends the match. South Africa win the third T20I by 9 wickets and level the three-match series 1-1. Captain Quinton de Kock hits 79 off 52 balls, Reeza Hendricks managed 26-ball 28 while Tenda Bavuma hit a 23-ball 27. This is a young unit and have beaten a good side in their backyard. Kohli's decision to bat first at Bengaluru backfired and Indian plans went for a toss right from the start.

3rd T20I Preview: India will look to maintain their winning momentum and seal the series when they face South Africa in the third T20I at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Benglauru. Virat Kohli's side had taken a 1-0 lead when they won the second T20I at Mohali on Wednesday. The first T20I was washed out.

Meanwhile, India opener Shikhar Dhawan believes it is good to have youngsters in the team as it will give them match practice for the T20I World Cup 2020.

"So, it is good to have fresh legs and it is the perfect platform for them to perform and build the confidence for T20I World Cup," Dhawan told reporters in a pre-match conference.

"I think Sundar is pulling really good and giving us the breakthrough and choking the batsman. In the last game, he bowled well with control and variety. Chahar swings the ball in both ways, at the same he got pace as well," Dhawan added.

Men in Blue are giving chances to young players like Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, and Navdeep Saini in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa to give them an exposure of the shortest format.

Here's all you need to know about the third T20I between India and South Africa:

When is the 3rd T20I between India and South Africa?

The third T20I between India and South Africa is on Sunday, 22 September.

Where is the match being played?

The 3rd T20I between India and South Africa will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

What time does the match begin?

The match begins at 7 pm IST with the toss taking place at 6.30 pm.

Which TV channels will broadcast the match?

The match will be shown live on TV by Star Sports India Sports Network.

How do I watch online the match online?

The match will be live-streamed on Hotstar. You can also catch live updates on


IndiaRohit SharmaShikhar DhawanVirat Kohli (c), Shreyas IyerRishabh Pant (wk), Hardik PandyaKrunal PandyaRavindra JadejaWashington SundarDeepak ChaharNavdeep SainiKL RahulManish PandeyRahul ChaharK Khaleel Ahmed

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Reeza HendricksRassie van der DussenTemba BavumaDavid MillerAndile PhehlukwayoDwaine PretoriusKagiso RabadaBeuran HendricksJunior DalaTabraiz ShamsiAnrich NortjeBjorn FortuinGeorge Linde

With inputs from ANI

Updated Date: Sep 22, 2019