'Let's make cricket an even contest between bat and ball'- Tabraiz Shamsi reacts to Indore Stadium's small boundaries

South Africa thrashed India by 49 runs to avoid a clean sweep in the three-match T20 series.

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Tabraiz Shamsi
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The third and final T20I between India and South Africa at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore produced an entertaining run-fest on Tuesday, October 4. South Africa completed a resounding victory by 49 runs to avoid a whitewash on the back of a breathtaking century from Rilee Rossouw. While the batters enjoyed their time in the middle, the bowlers had a hard time defending the shorter boundaries, and Proteas ace Tabraiz Shamsi batted for the bowler's cause with his latest tweet.

South African batters took the Indian bowlers to the cleaners as every Indian bowler, apart from Ravichandran Ashwin, leaked runs in excess of 11 runs per over. The visitors posted a mammoth total of 227/3 on the back of Rilee Rossouw's trailblazing 100 off just 48 deliveries. 

While the visitors got over the line comfortably in the end, Tabraiz Shamsi, one of the mainstays of the Proteas white-ball side, urged for an even contest between bat and ball, highlighting the smallish boundaries in Indore. He retweeted a post that showed the dimensions of the Holkar Stadium, with two ridiculously small boundary sides of 55 and 56m.

"Does anyone know of a way that can allow me to retweet this more than once. Let's make cricket an even contest between bat and ball." Shamsi's tweet read.

Keshav Maharaj led the way for South Africa in the T20I series against India

The left-arm spinner found himself on the bench for the second and third T20I of the recently concluded three-match series after an underwhelming outing in the first T20I, conceding 27 runs in 2.4 overs. While the bowlers struggled in the last two matches of the series, Shamsi's senior spin bowling partner Keshav Maharaj was exceptional for the Proteas in both the games.

The left-arm spinner returned with brilliant bowling figures of 2/23 in the second T20I, while everyone other bowler was taken to the cleaners. He followed it up with another memorable outing, scalping 2/34 in his four overs amidst carnage on a batting-friendly surface in Indore.

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