How Yuzvendra Chahal Redeemed His Bowling In the Third T20I Against South Africa
Yuzvendra Chahal returned with figures of 3/20 to help India defeat South Africa in the third T20I after two underwhelming performances.
So, Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal discussed how Chahal improved upon his bowling from the first two games as Team India defeated South Africa with the aid of a three-wicket haul in the third T20I. At the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, India’s all-round performance helped them overcome South Africa by 48 runs in the third T20I of the five-match series. “In the previous games, I bowled more sliders and more quickly. So, I moved my seam position today. My best skills are spinning and getting the ball to dip. I tried to flip it and bowl it more slowly today. I concentrated on using my strengths to bowl, ” Yuzvendra Chahal stated at a post-game presentation.
“It becomes challenging for the bowlers when hitters attempt to reverse-sweep. But now I have a second plan and set fields accordingly. So, the coach asked me to play to my strengths after my poor bowling performance in the previous game. There (in Rajkot), the ground is larger “Added him.
India scored 179/5 in their allotted 20 overs while batting first thanks to a 97-run partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad (57) and Ishan Kishan (54). India dominated the first half of the first innings, but South Africa regained momentum in the second half, making it a see-saw affair.
The Proteas’ response was a complete failure as they kept dropping wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 131 with five balls remaining. So, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel shone for Men in Blue with the ball, taking three and four wickets each to thwart the visitors’ chase. One wicket each was taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Axar Patel.
With this victory in the game-of-the-series, India has started their five-match T20I series. The fourth T20I will be played on Friday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Gujarat. Where the series is still 2-1 in favor of the visitors.