Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik scored a blazing fifty towards South Africa within the fourth T20I of the 5-match sequence between the 2 sides on Friday.
After India was requested to bat first for the 4th time in a row, the highest order had a tough outing. Whereas Ishan Kishan discovered his vary with a number of strokes, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer fell for five and 4 respectively.
Rishabh Pant had a horrible outing with the bat as he struggled his strategy to a 23-ball 17. Though the floor is on the slower aspect, Karthik and Hardik Pandya confirmed the batting lineup methods to do it on a troublesome batting pitch.
They took their time to get in earlier than smashing boundaries at will. The primary 10 overs yielded simply 56 runs however the final ten went for 113, with Karthik doing a lot of the harm.
It was the primary time within the sequence that he received to bat with loads of overs left and he made essentially the most of it. He took a selected liking to Dwaine Pretorius, smashing him for 3 consecutive boundaries to set the ball rolling.
Though Hardik received out within the penultimate over after scoring 46 off 31 balls, Karthik ensured India finish the innings on a excessive. He introduced up his maiden fifty within the remaining over, citing the landmark off his twenty sixth supply.
The knock was extremely praised contemplating it got here at a time when India wanted it essentially the most, with the sequence on the road.
Right here’s how Twitter reacted to Dinesh Karthik’s knock:
Dinesh Karthik’s maiden fifty in T20s has given India greater than an opportunity to win this match and degree the sequence. It’s all upto the bowlers to repeat such efficiency of their bowling. pic.twitter.com/1duLEt8kyC
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 17, 2022
Implausible putting from DK and Kungfu Pandya within the final 5 overs.
Bowlers ko kamaal karna padega to defend 169. #INDvSA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 17, 2022
Dinesh Karthik is an absolute weapon on the crease #INDvSA
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) June 17, 2022
Folks used to snort when Dinesh Karthik made statements about eager to make a comeback within the nationwide crew Identical persons are praising him now pic.twitter.com/TEoT53P3w0
— Utsav (@utsav__45) June 17, 2022
#DK #DineshKarthik the conviction determined his place in Indian crew his function by himself One yr earlier than and begin making ready n design function map through #IPL n delivering now .. A real inspiration @DineshKarthik @BCCI #INDvsSAT20 #INDvsSA
— Arun Thokai Vishakan (@combocreator) June 17, 2022
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) June 17, 2022
— Flash (@AalsiFlash) June 17, 2022
— Cricket Addictor (@AbdullahNeaz) June 17, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 17, 2022
Dinesh Karthick is making a narrative of his personal. Good batting!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 17, 2022
Brutal hitting by Dinesh Karthik right here.