Newshub18 :Great Karthik, atrocious South Africa
Is the pressure to win the series tomorrow for South Africa? The Proteas, who have won the first two matches, are set to win the next two matches against India. South Africa has collapsed under pressure in both the matches. South Africa were bowled out for 7 in Rajkot. India leveled the series by winning by 72 runs. The winner will be decided in the last match of the series.
South Africa were all out 19 balls earlier. They lost the last 5 wickets for 13 runs. Hearing this, it may seem that they have lost their wickets in the end. But the visitors were on the backfoot from the beginning of the run chase. Captain Temba Bavuma hit 6 off 11 balls before recovering from injury. Quinton de Kock made 14 off 13 balls before being ridiculously run out.
Dwayne Pretreas has also left the power play. The all-rounder lost 6 balls before returning to zero runs. This is a run that slowed down, it could not be recovered. Even at the end of 10 overs, the run rate was below 8. Rasi von der Dussen, who scored the highest 20 runs, played 20 balls. Marco Jansen’s third highest run! Left-arm pacer who scored 12 runs played 18 balls. Indian pacer Abesh Khan took 4 for 18. Chahal took 2 wickets for 21 runs.
The first innings of the match was played by Dinesh Karthik. India lost 3 wickets for 40 runs. Rishabh Pant (18 off 23 balls) and Hardik Pandya led the team to 61 runs. But the pace of scoring runs on difficult wickets was not exceeding 6 and a half. Karthik got down and changed the speed.
Pandya, who scored 46 off 31 balls, also seemed to be a spectator. Karthik has seen the first fifty in his 15-year international T20 career. He hit 9 fours and 2 sixes on his way to 55 off 26 balls. Pandya and Karthik put on 75 off 33 balls for the fifth wicket. The pair snatched the match from South Africa