NEW DELHI: India lost the final T20I of the three-match series to South Africa by 49 runs at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.
Chasing a big target of 228 runs, India got off to a poor start as they lost Rohit Sharma in the first over. In the follow up, the South African bowlers kept chipping in with wickets at regular intervals and India eventually got bundled out for 178 in 18.3 overs.
Dinesh Karthik scored a 21-ball 46 but other Indian batter failed to take their innings deep.
This happened after Rilee Rossouw scored his maiden T20I century and helped South Africa post a big total of 227 for 3 in 20 overs. Quinton de Kock also contributed to the team’s cause with a 43-ball 68. Rossouw scored 100 not out off 48 balls.
India skipper Rohit Sharma had won the toss and opted to field first vs South Africa.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav,, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
South Africa Playing XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi