Match Over - India won by 7 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 24 Feb 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: SK Raina


  • Umpire1: S George
  • Umpire2: BP Jele
  • Third Umpire: AT Holdstock



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

South Africa



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


9.42pm Rohit collects the T20I series trophy and his team-mates join him. That's all she wrote for this tour. Many thanks for your company and comments. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off. Goodbye and good night for now.

9.35pm Duminy, SA stand-in captain: They bowled pretty well in the Powerplay, and we just couldn't get the boundaries. The difference from their batting Powerplay and ours was 30 runs. I definitely thought 170 was chaseable. The slower balls and the knuckle balls from them worked. I am proud of the way the guys fought, especially Jonker. It is amazing to see a lot of talent coming through. All credit to India, outstanding white-ball tour for them.

Raina, Man of the Match: Especially in the first overs, you need to show intent. Thanks to Virat and Ravi bhai, they gave me the licence. They way we played, the dressing room atmosphere is so calm. The last we have done in two-and-a-half months, no team has done it in a long time. Two lefties at the crease, I got a ball, and working on it.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Series: Yes, I really enjoyed this tour. I was very happy with my preparation. First of all thanks to IPL, it has made an Indian bowler a thinking bowler. It is important not to give too many runs in the first six overs. I always try to keep it simple. I hardly get these kind of wickets in India and I enjoyed this.

Rohit, India stand-in captain: To be honest, we were 15 runs short. Because the way the first half went, I thought we lost our way in the end. These things happen and we learn from it. I thought it was a decent score and the bowlers did the job for us. I hope games like these teach us a lot of things. We discussed certain plans and it worked today. The idea was to keep the ball on the stumps and we kept it tight in the first six overs. Credit to the new-ball bowlers. It was a complete bowling performance. We will take these limited-overs trophies, throughout the series we played with a lot of aggression. As a group, we never back down from any situation. That is the reason we are standing here as winners.

9.21pm India were missing their captain Kohli and the wristspinners, but their seamers exploited the dry Cape Town pitch with an assortment of slower balls. Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, and Thakur limited South Africa to 25 for 1 in the Powerplay. Duminy then teed off in the middle overs and debutant Jonker in the death, but Bhuvneshwar held his nerve and wrapped up the series win. The fun began seven weeks ago with South Africa winning the New Year's Test in Cape Town. It ends with India winning the series-deciding T20 at the same venue. India celebrate their win under fire-work filled skies. Do stick around for the presentation.

Rivlud: "India could of gone home with all the trophies if the batting functioned to it's abilities, that was a chance to beat a stong SA team, the rest is history. I do expect India to travel much better in the future!"

Jigar: "SA won all 3tosses and still India manages to win series tells a lot about team which has traditionally struggled in SA. I guess in addition to batting might, indian bowlers and fielding has outplayed SA. The way wristies, Bhuvi and Bumrah bowled and pandya chipped in was the difference between two teams and of course, King Kohli with that unbelievable form"

Chandan: "Great to see Dhoni marshaling the troops in the last 2-3 overs. Captain cool still helping the Indian team keep calm and get over the line. Respect!"

Ankit: "SA have found some really really exciting new players. Their middle order of Jonker, Klasen, Duminy, Morris, Phel is starting to look really scary and just need to be backed now."

19.6B Kumar to C Jonker, OUT, No run, full-toss outside off, Jonker can only splice a catch to Rohit, the stand-in captain, at extra cover. India add the T20 trophy to the ODI trophy. Another impressive over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to close it out.
19.5B Kumar to C Jonker, 2 runs, full on off stump, the batsman hangs back and whips this 140ks rocket between deep square leg and deep midwicket. India have all but wrapped up the series.
19.4B Kumar to C Jonker, 2 runs, pinpoint yorker on off stump, squeezed down to long-on for two.

Rohit walks up to Bhuvneshwar and has a word with the bowler. 12 needed off 3

19.4B Kumar to C Jonker, WIDE, 1 run, back of a length and swerves away past the tramline, off-side wide.
19.3B Kumar to F Behardien, 1 run, low full-toss on off, Behardien's bottom hand flies off the bat as he pushes it down to long-off.
19.2B Kumar to F Behardien, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short and sprayed too wide outside off, had Behardien left it it would have been an off-side wide. He reaches out for the ball and carves it in the air over short third man.

hadi: "A while back I saw Jonker's profile. Thought, nah, he's not the type. But boy he has got some muscles!"

19.1B Kumar to C Jonker, 1 run, short of a length and outside off, slower one. Not sure if it was the knuckle ball. Scythed away straight to sweeper cover.
End of over 19. 16 runs this over. 154/5 after 114 balls.
C Jonker 44 (20b 5x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-39-1
F Behardien 10 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Miller holes out at deep midwicket (Available only to viewers in the Indian subcontinent)

End of over 18. 18 runs this over. 138/5 after 108 balls.
C Jonker 33 (16b 5x4 1x6 ) SN Thakur 4-0-35-1
F Behardien 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 116/5 after 101 balls.
C Jonker 15 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-19-1
F Behardien 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 8 runs this over. 109/4 after 96 balls.
JP Duminy 55 (41b 2x4 3x6 ) SN Thakur 3-0-17-1
C Jonker 14 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more

yanthan: "Story of Patel in this tour. Got a match, faced one ball and scored one while batting, dropped catch in his first ball and looks like he will get only one over. "

End of over 15. 10 runs this over. 101/3 after 90 balls.
JP Duminy 48 (36b 1x4 3x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-12-0
C Jonker 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Nayeem: "Great bowling changes by Rohit, Firstly Persisting with Bhuvi, Finishing the 5th bowler quota before 10th over, still having 4 overs remaining off 6 bowled by best death bowlers. masterstroke by Rohit shows why he's one of the best captains in IPL. "

End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 91/3 after 84 balls.
C Jonker 11 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) SK Raina 3-0-27-1
JP Duminy 40 (32b 1x4 2x6 ) more

Vishal Pawar: "This will be the last over by part timer. Then three from Bumrah, two from Thakur and one from Bhuvi, game over for SA."

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 79/3 after 78 balls.
C Jonker 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-22-1
JP Duminy 39 (31b 1x4 2x6 ) more

Ram: "Pandya - On a verge of becoming from a player to star. Good with bat. Great with ball. What a handy all-rounder he is."

End of over 12. 16 runs this over. 74/2 after 72 balls.
H Klaasen 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 1-0-16-0
JP Duminy 35 (28b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 58/2 after 66 balls.
H Klaasen 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-17-0
JP Duminy 22 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 52/2 after 60 balls.
H Klaasen 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SK Raina 2-0-15-1
JP Duminy 18 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 45/1 after 54 balls.
JP Duminy 12 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-11-0
DA Miller 24 (22b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 38/1 after 48 balls.
DA Miller 18 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) SK Raina 1-0-8-0
JP Duminy 12 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 30/1 after 42 balls.
JP Duminy 10 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-5-0
DA Miller 12 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 25/1 after 36 balls.
DA Miller 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 2-0-9-0
JP Duminy 6 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 22/1 after 30 balls.
JP Duminy 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-13-1
DA Miller 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Great skills and smarts from Bhuvneshwar - these slower knuckle balls are sticking in this dry pitch

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 18/1 after 24 balls.
JP Duminy 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SN Thakur 1-0-6-0
DA Miller 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 12/1 after 18 balls.
DA Miller 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-9-1
JP Duminy 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 8/0 after 12 balls.
RR Hendricks 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-2-0
DA Miller 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
RR Hendricks 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-5-0
DA Miller 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
RR HendricksC S Dhawan B B Kumar711131053.85
DA MillerC AR Patel B SK Raina24382321104.35
JP DuminyC RG Sharma B SN Thakur55594123134.15
H KlaasenC B Kumar B HH Pandya717100070
C JonkerC RG Sharma B B Kumar49392452204.17
CH MorrisB JJ Bumrah43310133.33
F Behardiennot out 1519630250
AL Phehlukwayo -
AM Phangiso -
CJ Dala -
T Shamsi -
Total 165/6
B Kumar4.002426
JJ Bumrah4.003919.75
SN Thakur4.003518.75
HH Pandya4.002215.5
SK Raina3.002719
AR Patel1.0016016