Team India will hope to register a whitewash against South Africa when they go up against them in the third and the final T20I on September 22 (Sunday) in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who has been in outstanding form with the bat, is on the verge of breaking a world record.
The Men in Blues are currently 1-0 ahead in the series after a masterclass from Virat Kohli helped the host chase down the target. The India skipper remained unbeaten on 72 runs from 54 balls as India went past the target of 150 runs.
With the half-century, Kohli went past Rohit Sharma to become the highest run-scorer in the T20Is across the globe. Kohli has 2441 runs in T20I cricket, while Rohit has 2434 runs to his name. Thus, the Mumbai-born batsman will need only eight runs to leapfrog Virat Kohli and regain the top spot again.
Rohit will be desperate to put runs on the board after missing out on the second T20I in Mohali. Rohit Sharma has been in tremendous form since the World Cup and will hope to continue the excellent run with the bat.
Meanwhile, for India, they have made a strong start to their road to the World T20 in Australia next year. The host will continue to experiment with their combinations as they look to find the best team for the World Cup. South Africa will have to find new ways to stop the Indian team, who are functioning like a well-oiled machine.
Rohit Sharma has a great chance of going past at the Chinnaswamy Stadium considering that the wicket is a paradise for the batsmen.