Suresh Raina congratulates India for 'brilliant win' over SA in 3rd T20I

Visakhapatnam, Jun 15, 2022, IANS

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina congratulated Team India for an 'outstanding display' of skills in the third T20I against South Africa on Tuesday.

India came up firing in a do-or-die encounter as the hosts defeated South Africa by 48 runs to win the third T20I on Tuesday.

While Ruturaj Gaikwad shone with the bat scoring 57 off 35 balls Yuzvendra Chahal bounced back with a stellar spell picking three wickets for 20 runs.

Raina hailed Ruturaj, Chahal and Harshal Patel for sensational performance.

"Many congratulations to the Indian team on their brilliant win. What an outstanding display of game by the entire team. A superb knock by @Ruutu1331 and sensational performance by @yuzi_chahal and @HarshalPatel23. Well played boys," Raina tweeted.

India skipper Rishabh Pant also praised the "grit and resilience" of the side after the win.

"Grit. Resilience. Compassion," Pant tweeted.

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra also lauded the team's performance in his review show. The former opener shared the review on the KOO app as he highlighted the positives which help India clinch the win.

"Ruturaj and Ishan shine with the bat. Chahal and Harshal helped India defend a decent target. India still alive in the series," Aakash Chopra captioned the post on KOO app.

Coming to the match, India scored 179/5 in the 20 overs and the folded South Africa for 131 in the 20th over.

With the series still 2-1 in favour of the visitors, the fourth T20I will be played on Friday at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gujarat.