After a thumping win in the second T20I, India were brought to the ground by South Africa, who produced an outstanding effort to end the series 1-1 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Men in Blues failed to replicate their effort completely and will have to ponder their combinations in the coming games.
Skipper Virat Kohli surprised one and all after electing to bat first at Chinnaswamy. The Indian batters failed to understand the wicket and gave away their wickets except for Shikhar Dhawan. The middle-order failed to step up but the credit goes to South African bowlers to restrict India to 134 before chasing it down with nine wickets in hand.
The management will have tough questions to answer ahead of the next series against Bangladesh and look to hit the right combinations to bounce back.
Here is the players rating for the Indian National Cricket Team for the three-match Twenty 20 International series against South Africa:
ROHIT SHARMA (4/10)
Rohit Sharma came into this series on the back of the swashbuckling form in the World Cup and the series against West Indies. But the India opener had a poor outing against South Africa managing to score only 21 runs from two outings.
The Mumbai-born opener will hope to bounce back in style in the next series against Bangladesh.