March 27, 2023

India set a target of 170 for South Africa in the fourth T20I match under the excellent batting of finisher Dinesh Karthik. After losing the toss in Rajkot, India scored 169 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. India’s Dinesh Karthik top-scored with 55 off 27 balls with nine fours and two sixes. This is Karthik’s first T20I half century. All-rounder Hardik Pandya contributed 46 runs off 31 balls with three fours and three sixes.

Hardik and Dinesh shared 65 off 33 balls for the fifth wicket. India’s top-order batting did not go well. Captain and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was again out performing poorly. Openers Rituraj Gaikwad (5), Ishan Kishan (26), Shreyas Air (4) and Rishabh Pant (17) were all out. Pant hit two fours off 23 balls. South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi took two wickets for 20 runs in three overs. Is ahead Leading players of India like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, Jaspreet Bumrah are not in this series.

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