India wins their 4th T20 match against South Africa with an enormous margin of 82 runs to level the five-match T20 series with 2-2. India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022 match started at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on 17th June 2022 at 7:00 pm IST. This is the 4th consecutive match in this series where South Africa has won the toss and chose to field first. According to the pitch reports, it could have been a high-scoring game. But South Africa was successful in restricting India to a total of 169/6 in 20 Overs in their 1st innings.
India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022:India’s playing XI for this match
India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022:South Africa’s playing XI for this match
|2.||Quinton de Kock(w)|
|3.||Rassie van der Dussen|
1st Innings Performance of India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022
India’s start was not very good with their batting, after losing three wickets early at 40-3 in 6.1 overs. India reached 100 runs only after the 15th over of the match. Indian Captain Rishabh Pant struggling knock of 17 runs from 23 balls came to an end at 12.5 overs as India’s score was 81-4. But Rishabh Pant along with Hardik Pandya retained a 41 runs partnership from 40 balls to maintain stability in the match.
In the first 10 overs of the match, India scored 56-3. But it was in the last 10 overs of the match, that India scored the remaining 113 runs for 3 wickets. It was Dinesh Karthik’s and Hardik Pandya’s 65-run partnership from 33 balls that helped India to recover from a poor start.
Dinesh Karthik’s quick 55 runs from just 27 balls( including 9 Fours and 2 Sixes) and Hardik Pandya’s 46 runs from 31 balls (3 Fours and 3 Sixes) helped India reach a total of 169/6 in 20 overs. India has been good in the final overs of their match in recent times as they scored 49 runs in the last 3 overs of this match. Also, this is the maiden fifty for Dinesh Karthik in his T20 international career.
2nd Innings Performance of India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022
India completely dominated with their outstanding bowling and fielding performance during the 2nd innings of the match. South Africa’s batting lineup collapsed completely to a score of only 87 runs in 16.5 overs. South African batsman Rassie van der Dussen was the top scorer in his team scoring only 20 runs in 20 balls.
Indian Bowler Avesh Khan’s exceptional spell of 18-4 in 4 overs helped India grab quick wickets of South African top-scoring batsmen.
South Africa managed to score 35-3 in their first powerplay whereas India was ahead scoring 40-2 at that time.
Overall Highlights about India vs South Africa 4th T20 2022:
With this comfortable win over South Africa, India clinches a series-leveling win at Rajkot. Dinesh Karthik was awarded Man of the Match for his excellent knock. Rishabh Pant as a new Indian captain analyzed his mistakes from the first two matches in this series and has come up with a very good strategy. As a captain, he has improvised a lot compared to his previous matches.
Hardik Pandya’s all-round performance in this series has been incredibly well. Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya are performing well as good finishing batsmen of India.
As the Indian team is in search of a good finishing batsman for a long time after the retirement of MS Dhoni, it is Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik who take up the important role in further upcoming matches.
The fifth and final T20 match between India and South Africa starts at 7:00 pm IST on Sunday,19th June 2022 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The 5th T20 match will be a must-win situation for both the teams in order to clinch the series-winning title.
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