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Twitter Reacts As South Africa Keep India In Check

The Indian team posted an under-par score of 134 runs after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first in the third T20I at Bangalore. The hosts' didn't get off to an ideal start as Rohit Sharma was dismissed early. Beuran Hendricks continued his good show against India's captain and got Rohit's wicket for the third time.

On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan looked in good touch and scored a fine knock of 36 runs from 25 balls. However, the southpaw batsman could not once again convert his start into a big score. The left-hander could not get to the pitch off the ball to Tabraiz Shamsi and miscued his shot to hold out at cover to Temba Bavuma.

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Shikhar Dhawan. BCCI Twitter

South Africa was right on the money.

Virat Kohli generally hits the ball down the ground in the initial phase of his innings. However, the Indian captain had a plan B which didn't work out. Kohli took on the attack against his nemesis Kagiso Rabada but only got the elevation and not the timing right.

Subsequently, Rishabh Pant also came up with a different plan after getting criticized recently. Pant took his time to get his eye in but could not get the timing right when he went for the big shot against Bjorn Fortuin.

Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock. Twitter

The southpaw spinner also bamboozled Shreyas Iyer who danced down the track to be stumped by Quinton de Kock. Thus, South Africa had their noses ahead as Fortuin bowled a double strike over.

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Consequently, the onus was on Pandya brothers to take India to a par score. However, Beuran Hendricks nipped in the bud as Krunal Pandya was dismissed cheaply for four runs. Furthermore, Hardik Pandya also could not get going. Ravindra Jadeja added the finishing touches as he scored 19 runs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India's innings:

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