De Kock stars as South Africa draw T20 series with India

South Africa

Quinton De Kock scored an unbeaten 79 as South Africa thrashed India by nine wickets in the final Twenty20 international in Bangalore.

The result means the three match series finished level at one game a piece.

India won the second game by seven wickets after the first was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

South African captain De Kock hit five sixes in his 52-ball knock and was backed up by Temba Bavuma’s 27 not out and 28 from Reeza Hendricks as the tourists scored 140 for one from 16.5 overs.

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India had managed only a below-par 134 for nine from their 20 overs, with opener Shikhar Dhawan the top scorer with 36.

Virat Kohli fell to pace bowler Kagiso Rabada, who took three wickets for 39.

The teams will now face off in a three match Test series starting on October 2 before rounding off the tour with three one-day internationals.