3rd T20I: South Africa beat India by nine wickets

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South Africa beat India by nine wickets in the third and final T20 International in Bengaluru tonight with the series ending in a 1-1 draw. South Africa Skipper Quinton de Kock smashed an unbeaten 79 off 52 balls.

Batting first at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, India managed a below-par 134 for 9 on a batting friendly track, with opener Shikhar Dhawan scoring 36 and the next best score was Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja's 19 each.

While Kagiso Rabada took 3 for 39, it was left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks' 2 for 14 that tilted things for the Proteas.

While batting, they had no such problems as the target was achieved in 16.5 overs as De Kock and Reeza Hendricks (28) added 76 for the opening stand.

The first T20 at Dharamsala last Sunday was a washout. India had registered a comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second T20 at Mohali on Wednesday. (AIR)

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