David Miller gets a lifeline in third T20I due to technical fault in DRS. The DRS system unavailable due to a technical issue and restor later in the game.
After losing the second T20I by five wickets, India staged a remarkable comeback to defeat South Africa by 106 runs on Thursday, December 14 at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav shone with bat and ball for the Men in Blue, who maintained their unblemished record in T20Is in South Africa.
Apart from the spectacular heroics of the Indian pair. The absence of the DRS in the game’s second innings also garnered headlines. The error may have lost India the game, as star hitter David Miller received a lifeline in the ninth over against Ravindra Jadeja.
Jadeja found the outside edge of Miller’s bat on the fourth delivery of the over. Which securely collect by wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma. The confident Indian team moved up for an appeal, but the umpire shook his head to indicate not out. The Men in Blue had no choice but to accept the judgment since the DRS is down owing to a technical malfunction and restore a few overs later.
Miller eventually dismiss for 35 (25) in the 14th over as Kuldeep Yadav shatter his stumps to bundle out South Africa for 95. However, if the batter had gone to play another one of his match-winning innings for his side, the incident could’ve become the talk of the town.
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Returning to the action, India produce a massive score of 201/7 in their allocated 20 overs. Riding on a magnificent century from Suryakumar Yadav. In his innings, the Indian skipper hit 100 (56) with seven fours and eight sixes.
South Africa were bowl out for 95 in the second innings. Kuldeep Yadav picking up a fifer on his birthday. The wrist-spinner concluded with his best-ever T20I stats of 5/17 in 2.5 overs, helping India square the series 1-1.