Africa took calculated risks, says Kohli

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With Centurion largely being on the slower side throughout the tour, expect Kohli to line up with two spinners on Wednesday.

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Jasprit Bumrah did not feature in the second T20I due to abdominal strain. On the other hand, South Africa has played eight matches. And fortunately for him, that's what happened.

"Whenever India goes overseas, the reputation is that India are not good at batting against short bowling".

"First thing, it comes with fitness". India was unexpectedly at 0/1 in 1.1 overs. We lost the first two Test matches and then we came back. They can promote Suresh Raina to bolster the batting. India was teetering at 45/3 in 5.3 overs when Manish Pandey walked on to the ground.

"It was good from a spectator point of view".

They would also be hoping that Chloe Tryon, who struck a 15-ball 34 in the previous game, continues her good form. While Pandey struck six boundaries and three sixes during his knock, Dhoni was not far behind his younger partner as he found the fence four times and over it thrice.


"When JP told me that we must go over ten runs an over‚ it took my fear out of the game but it was important to keep a calm head". He began this series needing 44 runs to reach 2000 T20I runs. They were eager to battle hard, take nasty blows and avoid a whitewash. He has picked up two wickets for 75 runs at an economy of 9.78. The timing - the last ball of the fifth over - didn't help either.

Kohli also credited South Africa for taking calculated risks and handling the conditions better. And Klaasen didn't disappoint. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal struggled to control the wet ball and was hit for 64 runs in four overs.

Coming together in the 11th over, the duo added 98 runs between them to carry the visitors to a formidable total. Team South Africa remains unchanged and for India Thakur makes his debut appearance in the T20 global cricket today.

South African cricket's latest hero, Heinrich Klaasen, says that his dream is fulfilled, even if he hasn't done enough to command a regular place in the Proteas limited overs set-up. When he gave me that target of 10 runs, it just took all the fear away.

Klassen- He has been striking the ball well in this series. SA now needed only 12 runs and the captain was on strike.

In their last six T20Is at the venue, the Proteas have only emerged with one victory. The batting department of South Africa actually relies on AB de Villiers, David Miller.

In UK, you can see live streaming of India vs South Africa, 3rd T20, Cape Town, Centurion on SKY SPORTS.

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