"When David came in at No. 5, I think in the 13th over we were in a very strong position".
"For me, these interests aren't hard to balance, but for other players it is a challenging thing, especially when it's your debut".
Captain Kohli remained at the crease, though, and alongside Shreyas Iyer - who finished 16 not out - took his team over the finish line ahead of Sunday's final T20 match of the series.
"They are formidable but not unbeatable". Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first on a true Mohali surface. Like I said, with our batting it was just one phase where we let ourselves down. "So I think there's always a moment in the game where we can win, and I think for us its more about being aware of those moments and making sure we're in the right mental space to win those moments", he said.
It is a new look South African team and in the absence of a few players, including skipper Faf du Plessis, Bavuma got the opportunity to play his maiden T20 worldwide alongside Anrich Nortje and Bjorn Fortuin.
"It was good to be out there". It has been a while. Last (domestic) season was a big season for me in white ball cricket.
Despite being pigeonholed as a red-ball specialist, Bavuma was off to a brisk start as he pulled Hardik Padya over deep square leg in the eighth over and then fetched back-to-back boundaries in the all-rounder's following over of the opening spell.
"I don't see myself as a selfish person". If you look at the way that I got out it showed I put the team first.
"You know the opportunities might be limited and you want to make use of them". The hard-hitting left-hander's entertaining stay was eventually ended by a superb catch from mid-off fielder Virat Kohli.
While for India, it was skipper Virat Kohli who took a blinder on Wednesday to get rid of his counterpart Quinton de Kock in the first innings in Mohali on Wednesday, another sensational effort on the field which caught the limelight was David Miller's stunner to remove Shikhar Dhawan. "I would be biased here but Miller's catch was phenomenal".