As India was behind 2-1 in the series, it was a must-win game for India. On Friday, South Africa won the toss in the 4th T20I and opted to bowl first. Read the complete highlights of India Vs South Africa 4th T20.
India Vs South Africa 4th T20
While batting first India did not have a great start, the fall of wickets of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer cheaply caused a slow start and India was 56/3 after 10 overs. India was struggling to set a decent target for visitors as India was 81/4 in 12.5 overs after captain Rishabh Pant fell after a knock of 17 runs in 23 balls.
But a 65 runs partnership between Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik for the 5th wicket helped India to reach 169/6 after 20 overs.
South Africa Inning
Chasing the target of 170 on a difficult pitch, South Africa didn’t have a great start. Captain Temba Bavuma was retired out in the 4th over after injuring his left elbow. Q de Kock got run Out after a Massive mix-up opened the gate for Indian bowlers to dominate in the match.
India’s bowlers bowled in the right lines into the pitch. Klaasen, Miller, Rassie, and Jansen couldn’t make much in the match as Avesh Khan and Chahal picked up continuous wickets in the middle overs. South Africa collapsed to 87 which is their lowest total in T20Is.
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3 Performances Of The Match
Outstanding Finishing: Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik played a spectacular knock against South Africa in the 4th T20I of the series in Rajkot. Karthik scored his maiden half-century in the T20 format and his outstanding knock of 55 runs in 27 balls helped India to reach 169/6 after 20 overs, a total that looked out of reach around the 13-over mark.
Dinesh Karthik continued his good form and his Man of the Match performance has made him a serious contender to be picked for the T20 world cup.
Anchor Inning: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya continued his great form in the T20 series vs South Africa. Hardik handled the pressure after a disappointing start of the inning and yet another struggle of team India in middle overs. Hardik alongside Karthik has played the anchor inning of 46 runs in 31 balls and guided India to set the target of 170.
His IPL performances this year have helped him to play more responsibly and, in his ability, to handle pressure. This is great news for the team India as over the last few years India has been struggling in the middle overs.
Impressive performance: Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan after a disappointing start in the series as he wasn’t able to pick a single wicket in the first three T20s. But, Avesh Khan was outstanding with the ball in the 4th T20I, he took 4 wickets to help India to level the series. Hope he will do more performances like these for India in the future.
Match Summary For India Vs South Africa 4th T20
India: 169/6 in 20 overs
Dinesh Karthik 55, Hardik Pandya 46
Lungi Ngidi 2/20
South Africa: 87/10 in 16.5 overs
Rassie van der Dussen 20;
Avesh Khan 4/18, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/21
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