India beat South Africa in a thrilling series decider at Cape Town on Saturday to win the three-match T20I series.
After put in to bat first by the Proteas skipper JP Duminy, the Men in Blue posted a commanding total of 172/7 on board, thanks to contributions of Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina at the top order.
In the second innings, the hosts were kept losing wickets at crucial intervals, reeling at 79 for 3 after the end of 13 overs. But the Proteas soon found their feet after Suresh Raina gave away an expensive 14th over, where he went for 12 runs.
After Raina was swept for a four at fine leg by Christiaan Jonker on the fourth ball of his over, wicketkeeper MS Dhoni tried to offer some valuable inputs to his teammate from behind the stumps.
“Dande pe tez mat daalna. Dande pe tez mat daalna. Dande pe tez mat daalna (Don’t bowl fast and straight into the stumps. Don’t bowl fast and straight into the stumps. Don’t bowl fast and straight into the stumps.),” Dhoni was caught saying to Raina on the stump mic thrice.
But Raina turned a deaf ear to the former India skipper and decided to go with his own decision. He, therefore, bowled a darter towards the leg-stump and the consequence was the same – the batsman hit another boundary and this time towards the leg side.
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With JP Duminy and Jonker slowly taking away the game from India, Shardul Thakur soon got rid of the set Proteas skipper to help the visitors bounce back in the game and win the T20I series 2-1.