India (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w / c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa (Playing XI): Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
IND vs SA 4th T20I Live, Rajkot: What a win for team India. They have restricted South Africa for 87-9 on a good batting first. They were struggling during the first 15 overs of the match but an onslaught by Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik took them to 169, which was just about par, as per records. However, Indian bowlers were on fire with the ball and choked South Africa for runs. From being 2-0 down in the series, India have roared back with two back to back wins. This has set up the series nicely. The final will be played on Sunday and India now will go into the summit clash as favorites.
South Africa innings going the Indian way. They have lost early wickets and Temba Bavuma has retired hurt. The onus now rests on Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller, the pair who won SA the first game.
That’s a good recovery but one would feel that India are still a few runs short. The bowlers would have to spell magic again. SA favorites now to win the series.
South Africa on top now. Three top order wickets in the powerplay has pegged them back big time. India need to big inning from Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya to get to a decent total. It’s a high scoring ground and the series is on the line. Not the start India wanted.
Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of this crucial 4th T20I between India and South Africa. The Proteas were all over India in the first two games before the hosts revived themselves to win the third T20I and keep the series alive. The Rishabh Pant-led side once again face a must win situation in Rajkot as a defeat will give South Africa an unassailable lead in the series.
India were outstanding in the third T20I and won the game by 48 runs. They will be delighted to see Yuzvendra Chahal back amongst the wickets. However, there will be a few concerns as well. The team was looking set to post a 200+ score in the third T20I but were restricted to 179-5. The middle and lower order has failed to give the team finishing touches despite the top order laying a solid platform in the previous two games. The lack of runs from Rishabh Pant must be hurting the team as well.
South Africa failed to chase 180 in the last game but they have a solid batting and might not fail in every game. The Rajkot wicket is generally a very good wicket and the Proteas batters are in very good form. Indian batters need to aim for 10-20 more than the par score to give their bowlers a little more cusion.
Given their performance in the last game, India won’t be keen on making any changes to the team, however, there are some murmurs about Umran Malik making his debut today. For South Africa, QDK batted in the nets and looked fairly comfortable. He is likely to be back in the team in place of Reeza Henricks.