IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Dinesh Karthik Smashes First T20I Fifty Of His Career

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.

Dinesh Karthik and Haridk

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.

Dinesh Karthik. PC- BCCI
Dinesh Karthik. PC- BCCI

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: