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IND vs SA - Highest Run Scorers & Wicket-Takers In The 5-Match T20I Series

Here are the top 3 highest run-getters and top 3 highest wicket-takers in the T20I series. 

By Rishabh Gautam June 21, 2022 • 17:24 PM

In the recently concluded 5-match T20I series between India and South Africa, the series was levelled at 2-2, after which the final match was washed due to rain in Bangalore. However, team India is being praised as they made an unlikely comeback to level the series after being 0-2 down. 

In regards to the preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2023 in Australia, both teams had some of their questions regarding the combinations answered. 

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Here are the top 3 highest run-getters and top 3 highest wicket-takers in the T20I series. 


Most Runs

#3. Hardik Pandya (117 runs)

A revamped Hardik Pandya returned to international cricket after leading Gujarat Titans to the IPL title in their debut season. The explosive batter scored 117 runs in 4 innings while batting at #5, averaging 58.50 at a strike rate of 153.94. 


#2. Heinrich Klaasen (118 runs)

South African wicket-keeper batter Heinrich Klaasen has taken a special liking against team India, and smacked 118 runs in 3 innings, leading South Africa to victory in the 2nd T20I after being brought in for injured Quinton de Kock. Klaasen's strike rate read 151.28 with an average of 39.33. 


#1. Ishan Kishan (206 runs)

Young explosive Indian opener Ishan Kishan was the highest run-getter in the series, smacking 206 runs in 5 innings, averaging 41.20 while striking at 150.36. Kishan's highest score was 76 runs in the very first match, however in a losing cause. 


Most Wickets 

#3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6 wickets)

'Swing King' Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed his prowess, picking up 6 wickets in 4 innings. The bowler showed excellent control as he conceded just 85 runs at an economy of 6.07, bowling majorly in the powerplays.


#2. Yuzvendra Chahal (6 wickets)

Yuzvendra Chahal made an impressive comeback to the Indian team after winning the Purple Cap in IPL 2022 and picking up 6 wickets in 4 innings. Chahal conceded 116 runs in 14.1 overs with best figures of 3/20 in the 3rd T20I, where India defeated South Africa by 48 runs. 


#1. Harshal Patel (7 wickets)

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Harshal Patel entered the international circuit with an impressive performance as he picked up 7 wickets in 4 innings, averaging 12.57 at a strike rate of 10.4. Harshal's best of 4/27 in the 3rd T20I in a winning cause for India. The IPL 2021 Purple Cap winner conceded 88 runs in 12.1 overs at an economy of 7.23.     

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