India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj slams his own team after defeat in 4th T20I
India leveled the five-match series 2-2 by defeating South Africa in the fourth T20 played at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot on Friday (June 17). The Rishabh Pant-led side posted a mammoth 82-run victory by dismissing the Proteas for their lowest score in T20Is. Proteasing after the loss, South Africa’s stand-in captain Maharaj said that the reason for the defeat was his side’s inability to adapt. He said that his side needs to be a little more active. “Obviously the last few overs didn’t go as planned, but we felt the pitch got a little better in the end. It’s a lack of adaptability on our part. We need to be a little more active,” said Maharaj. ” ,
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Blaming his batsmen for the dismal performance with the bat, he said the lack of partnerships hurt South Africa. He called for better planning in the next match to win the series.
“We pressed ourselves in the powerplay. We didn’t get any partnerships and just exploded. Their bowlers also bowled really well. DK played really well in the end, but we had to plan better and adapt better,” he said. Is required.”
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Talking about the 5th match of the series, Maharaj said: “India is a tough place to bowl to spinners in smaller grounds. There will be a lot of hustle and bustle on the Bangalore ground. Hopefully it will be a cracker.”
On the same night as the South African batsman worked hard against the Indian bowlers, Dinesh Karthik produced a T20 masterclass, scoring 55 runs in just 27 balls, which included 9 fours and 2 sixes, to help his team finish in 20 overs. Reached 169/6. Hardik Pandya also played an innings of 46 runs in 31 balls which included 3 sixes and fours. India will play the deciding match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday (June 19). The winner of the match will take the trophy with him.