Quinton de Kock, bowlers lead Proteas to series-leveling win

Brief score: India 134/9 (Shikhar Dhawan 36; Kagiso Rabada 3/39, Beuran Hendricks 2/14, Bjorn Fortuin 2/19) lost to South Africa 140/1 (Quinton de Kock 79*, Reeza Hendricks 28, Temba Bavuma 27*) by 9 wickets

India vs South Africa 3rd T20 2019, key stats

  • An improved bowling display from the second Twenty20 International, thanks in no small part to Beuran Hendricks’ tone-setting opening burst dismissing Rohit Sharma, and Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 52-ball 79 led South Africa a series-leveling nine-wicket win against India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
  • It was de Kock’s fourth T20I half-century, laced with six fours and five sixes, that ensured South Africa didn’t cede the initiative after restricting India, who batted first after Virat Kohli won the toss, to 134 for nine
  • It was India’s third T20I defeat against South Africa on home soil and their sixth overall against this opposition
  • Captaining India for the 26th time in T20I cricket, Kohli suffered his 10th defeat