Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel’s impressive bowling performances helped India thrash South Africa by 48 runs in the third T20I at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy stadium in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. With this win, India also stay alive in the five-match series.

Put in to bat first, Indian openers – Ruturaj Gaikwad (57 off 35) and Ishan Kishan (54 off 35) guided their side to 179/5 in 20 overs. Apart from Gaikwad and Kishan, Hardik Pandya (31 not out off 21) gave India final flourish in their must-win game.

In reply, four South African batters — Reeza Hendricks (23), Dwaine Pretorius (20), Heinrich Klaasen (29) and Wayne Parnell (22 not out) got starts but they couldn’t convert them to a big total.

Brief scores: India 179/5 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 57, Ishan Kishan 54; Dwaine Pretorius 2-29) beat South Africa 131 in 19.1 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 29; Harshal Patel 4-25, Yuzvendra Chahal 3-20) by 48 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Many congratulations to the Indian team on their brilliant win 🇮🇳 What an outstanding display of game by the entire team. A superb knock by @Ruutu1331 and sensational performance by @yuzi_chahal and @HarshalPatel23. Well played boys!👏🎉 #INDvSA

— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 14, 2022

Good to see team india making a comeback in the series .. top win with some top bowling performances @yuzi_chahal #harshalpatel 🏏✅ @BCCI #INDvsSAT20

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 14, 2022

Team india 🇮🇳 ❤️

— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) June 14, 2022

Solid comeback by team india Defended the total in style. Pant rotated the bowlers well too. #INDvsSA

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 14, 2022

Couple of uncharacteristic dropped catches from South Africa last night let India back in the series. Chahal back to his best, love a leggie getting into the wickets. #SAvIND #INDvSA

— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) June 15, 2022

India’s first win over SA in 2022 (after 7 losses)

— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) June 14, 2022

3 wickets. 2 catches. 1 name: 𝐘𝐮𝐳𝐢𝐢𝐢 💗👑#RoyalsFamily | #INDvSA | 📸: @BCCI pic.twitter.com/J5ty0w0Son

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 14, 2022

Harshal Patel is our Top Performer from the second innings for brilliant bowling figures of 4/25 👏👏

A look at his bowling summary here 👇👇@Paytm #INDvSA | @HarshalPatel23 pic.twitter.com/OslHOwlGyS

— BCCI (@BCCI) June 14, 2022

On the HALl of fame today! 👏👏#INDvSA #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/m6ja9TO0kM

— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 14, 2022

Best figures in T20Is. ✅

Our very own Harshal Patel! 😎❤️

Image courtesy: BCCI#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #TeamIndia #ನಮ್ಮRCB #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/UV4tz0rMjN

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) June 14, 2022

First win for team 🇮🇳 💙

The series now stands at 1-2 🤜🤛#OneFamily #INDvSA @BCCI pic.twitter.com/0Ud0xgrmSC

— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 14, 2022

A statement win when we needed it the most 💙

The Proteas are all out for 131, and the series is well and truly alive 👊

Congratulations Team India. #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/XfVz51H6Zc

— Vikram Mittal🇮🇳 (@VikramMittalBjp) June 14, 2022

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