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IND vs SA: 10 Best Tweets On India’s Massive 82-Run Win

IND vs SA: An 82-run in a T20 match is massive enough to send out a statement to the opposition: that the bowling unit is firing all cylinders. That is what India did on Friday in Rajkot against South Africa as they have now come from 2-0 behind to level the series 2-2 with the final showdown on Sunday in Bangalore.

All the criticism of India’s bowling attack and plans from the first couple of losses have now turned to showers of praises as the visitors were bowled out for 87 in 16.5 overs while chasing 169.

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Rassie van der Dussen with 20 runs was South Africa’s top scorer today and only three batsmen in total got into double digits.

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Harshal Patel picks 4 wickets; DK hits maiden T20I fifty

A run out of Quinton de Kock in the fifth over by Harshal Patel set the tone for India’s bowlers who then kept the lid on and struck regularly. Avesh Khan, playing his 6th T20I, registered his best T20I bowling figures of 4/18. Last match’s Player of the Match, Yuzvendra Chahal was once again amongst wickets, taking 2/21 while the two Patels – Axar and Harshal – snapped one scalp each.

It was Dinesh Karthik’s late power-hitting during India’s innings that set up the momentum for the hosts. Karthik, in the form of his life and coming from a scintillating IPL season, came into bat in the 13th over with India’s score of 81/4; he notched up his maiden T20I fifty – 16 years after the first T20I – to take the total to 169.

Karthik smashed 55 runs off 27 balls, his innings laced with 9 fours and 2 sixes, a strike rate of 203, the best among all Indian batters today. Hardik Pandya, with 46 off 31, and a 26-ball 27 from Ishan Kishan played their part, while their innings also showed that the pitch wasn’t as easy to bat on as Karthik made it look.

India will be high on confidence with two consecutive victories leading into the series-decider.

Netizens on Twitter celebrated this win and were full of praises for the Men In Blue.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions on 4th IND vs SA:

 

 

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Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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