IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As India Thump South Africa In Rajkot To Set Up Series Decider In Bengaluru

India brushed apart South Africa in a lop-sided contest on the SCA Stadium in Rajkot on Friday to stage the sequence 2-2 and arrange the sequence decider in Bengaluru on Sunday.

After dropping the toss for the fourth time in a row, Rishabh Pant and co. had been requested to bat first. Not like the earlier recreation, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer fell for low scores early on.

Ishan Kishan seemed good in patches throughout his 26-ball 27 whereas Pant had a horrible day, scoring 17 from 23 earlier than being despatched again. The hosts had been in serious trouble however turned to their ending duo of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik.

Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI
Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI

The 2 stitched what ended up being a large momentum-shifting partnership for the fifth wicket. In simply 33 balls, they scored 65 runs and from nowhere, the Indians managed to place up 169 on the board.

Karthik scored his maiden fifty in 26 balls whereas Hardik contributed with a 31-ball 46. Within the run chase, Temba Bavuma walked out retired harm after being struck on the physique a couple of occasions.

A horrible mixup between Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius noticed the previous being run out. It precipitated a serious crumble and the Proteas couldn’t deal with the spicy nature of the Rajkot pitch.

Harshal Patel. PC- BCCI, India
Harshal Patel. PC- BCCI

Ultimately, they fell quick and handed India an enormous win. Avesh Khan was the perfect of the lot as he ended with figures of 4/18 in 4 overs. The victory ranges up the sequence 2-2 and the groups head to Bengaluru for the ultimate recreation on Sunday.

Right here’s how Twitter reacted to India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: