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After under-performing in the first two T20s against South Africa, Team India is back with back-to-back victories. In the fourth T20 that took place last evening, India won against South Africa by 82 runs. South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. Team India scored 169 for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik (55), Hardik Pandya (46) and Ishan Kishan (27) are the top scorers for the side. Lungi Ngidi (2/20), Anrich Nortje (1/21) and Keshav Maharaj (1/29) took the wickets among the South African bowlers. Chasing a total of 170 runs, South Africa failed badly with the bat.
The team scored 87 runs for the loss of 9 wickets after all the batsmen tumbled down for low scores. South Africa lost the match by 82 runs. Rassie van der Dussen (20), Quinton de Kock (14) and Marco Jansen (12) are the top scorers among the South African batsmen. Avesh Khan (4/18), Yuzvendra Chahal (2/21) and Harshal Patel (1/3) took the wickets among the Indian bowlers. Dinesh Karthik has been named as the Player of the Match. The series is now leveled and the final decider match between India and South Africa will take place on Sunday.
By Siva Kumar