IND vs SA, 4th T20I: Dinesh Karthik, Avesh Khan star in India’s 82-run win
Team India beat South Africa by 82 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot to level the series 2-2 on the basis of Dinesh Karthik’s brilliant batting performance and Avesh Khan’s superb bowling performance. Karthik scored 55 runs and Avesh took four important wickets.
Three wicket overs and a smile says it all!
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India put on a clinical display, thanks to Dinesh Karthik’s career-best 55 off 27 balls and Hardik Pandya’s 46 off 31 balls, as he posted 169 for six.
The hosts then bounced back to bowl South Africa out for 87 in 16.5 overs.
For India, Avesh Khan (4/18) took four wickets in a sensational fast bowling spell, while Yuzvendra Chahal (2/21) took two and Harshal Patel (1/3 in 2 overs) took one.
Invited to bat, India were in trouble after being reduced to 40 for three in the 7th over, but Pandya (46 off 31 balls) and Rishabh Pant (17 off 23 balls) made 40 runs to stabilize the innings. Added 41 runs in the balls. After this, Pandya and Karthik shared a partnership of 65 runs in 33 balls to take India to a good score.
Lungi Ngidi produced a best of 3-0-20-2 performance for South Africa while Marco Jensen (1/38), Enrique Nortje (1/21 in 3 overs), Dwayne Pretorius (1/41) and Keshav Maharaj ( 1/29) were also involved in the wickets.
India: 169 for 6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 55, Hardik Pandya 46; Lungi Ngidi 2/20)
South Africa: 87 all out in 16.5 overs (Rossi van der Dussen 20, Avesh Khan 4/12).