India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Live Streaming: When and where to watch love coverage online and on TV
India vs. South Africa, 3rd T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview
India vs South Africa Live Streaming 3rd T20: After enduring two tough results, Rishabh Pant-led Team India will look to get their house back in order when they lock horns with South Africa in the third T20I in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. The Men In Blue were outplayed in both the encounters and South Africa will eye another win to gain an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
The hosts came into the series on a 12-match winning streak but South Africa took the wind out of India’s sails with two emphatic victories. Pant’s side is now struggling on multiple fronts and it would take a herculean effort to plug all the holes with just one day between the second and third game.
Tuesday will present India with the final chance to keep the five-T20I series against South Africa alive as the two teams take the field in Vizag. Having already lost in Delhi and Cuttack, the Rishabh Pant led side have a big task at hand to win the next three games in the absence of some big regulars in the squad.
South Africa have already wrapped up a series victory over hosts India, so the third and final Twenty20 in Kolkata offers the visitors the chance to experiment.
Date: Thursday, October 8
Start time: 7 p.m. local time; 2:30 p.m. BST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Live stream and TV info: Star Sports (India and Bangladesh), SuperSport (South Africa), PTV Sports (Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates)
India were on the receiving end of a record T20I chase at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the first T20I as David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen took the visitors past the finish line in Delhi. On Sunday, defending a low total on a tricky wicket, India got off to a good start courtesy of a Bhuvneshwar Kumar new ball special but lost the track against a player of the match outing by Heinrich Klassen.
The Proteas are unbeaten against India in seven games this year across formats, having won two Tests, two T20Is and three ODIs.
In both matches, Ishan Kishan has boosted his credentials to be a permanent opening option while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer have inspired little confidence in their play against fast bowlers. Hardik Pandya produced some stunning power-hitting shots in Delhi but was bamboozled by the movement from left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell in Cuttack, apart from going wicketless in both matches.
That the visitors have beaten India with what is in essence a second-string bowling attack will be of some concern to the hosts. South Africa’s batting was solid in the first T20, and while there were a few blips in the second match, there’s no reason to be too concerned.
With the series all wrapped up, South Africa can use the third and final T20 for a little bit of experimentation.
There are a few players in the squad who have not gotten a run yet. Quinton de Kock is patiently waiting for his return to international cricket following his loss of form against Bangladesh. Eddie Leie, who had a stellar debut on the same tour, is also waiting for a go.
This is the only opportunity South Africa will get to trial their players in Indian conditions ahead of next year’s World T20, which will be played in the same location—a luxury not many teams will have.
For India, finding a way to win will be far more important than squad selection. The one-day series is next, and they will be looking for some momentum heading into the first match.
They also want to avoid the potential embarrassment of a whitewash.
India’s home advantage has often been viewed as a key part of their success, but it clearly hasn't troubled South Africa.
Kolkata has only had one T20 international played on its surface, and that was a low-scoring affair. It has had its fair share of Indian Premier League games, though, with spin often playing a key role. South Africa may be tempted into playing to spinners on this surface to give a few of their quicks a rest.