India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

Quinton de Kock (1849) is 86 runs away from surpassing JP Dumniy (1934) and becoming the highest run-scorer for South Africa in the T20Is.

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Heinrich Klaasen played the role of the villain for India in the second T20I in Cuttack as the Proteas defeated Rishabh Pant and his side by four wickets to go 2-0 up in the series. Wicketkeeper-batter Klaasen, who replaced the injured Quinton de Kock in the playing XI, smashed 81 off just 46 with seven fours and five towering sixes to help South Africa in chasing down the target of 149 in just 18.2 overs. The third of the five-match series takes place at the Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on June 14, 2022.

If it was Miller and van der Dussen in the first T20I, then it was Klaasen’s turn to deny the hosts a victory in the second encounter. Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and Dinesh Karthik all scored 30 or more runs which helped India in reaching a total of over 140 in their allotted 20 overs. The rest of the batting line-up failed to contribute with Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form becoming a worrisome factor for the Men in Blue. He has managed to score only 63 runs in his T20I career so far but with KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma all missing the series, it presents a perfect opportunity for Gaikwad to grab his chance.

With series on the line, he along with Ishan will look to provide their team a solid start in Visakhapatnam. India may also look to bring Deepak Hooda in place of Axar Patel for the do-or-die clash. The visitors are looking in great touch with some of their players carrying their recent Indian Premier League (IPL) form into the T20 internationals. Temba Bavuma and his Proteas side will hope to seal the series with a victory here while Pant and his men would like to keep the series alive by avoiding a third-straight defeat.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 3rd T20I between India and South Africa:

Head-to-Head: India and South Africa have clashed with each other in 17 T20Is so far with India winning on nine occasions and South Africa on eight. In India, both have faced each other in six matches with the hosts winning just one encounter and the Proteas five.

1 – Rishabh Pant (99) is one game away from appearing in 100 international matches.

1 – Pant (99) is also one six away from completing 100 maximums across formats.

1 – Temba Bavuma (49) needs just one four to get to 50 fours in T20 internationals.

3 – Ishan Kishan (47) needs three fours to reach 50 fours in the T20Is.

1 – Tabraiz Shamsi (49) is one game away from appearing in 50 T20Is.

6 – Dinesh Karthik (44) requires six fours to complete 50 fours in the T20Is.

86 – Quinton de Kock (1849) is 86 runs away from surpassing JP Dumniy (1934) and becoming the highest run-scorer for South Africa in the T20Is.

5Bhuvneshwar Kumar (63) requires five wickets to surpass Jasprit Bumrah (67) and become the second-highest wicket-taker for India in T20 internationals.

5 – Rassie van der Dussen (45) needs five sixes to complete 50 maximums in the T20Is.

8 – de Kock (192) is eight fours away from reaching 200 fours in T20 internationals.

4 – Van der Dussen (246) requires four fours to complete 250 fours in international cricket.

1 – De Kock (49) is also one grab away from completing 50 catches in the T20Is.

40 – Aiden Markram (3460) needs 40 runs to complete 3500 runs in international cricket.

2 – Axar Patel (98) requires two wickets to complete the landmark of 100 wickets in international cricket.