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Dinesh Karthik leads comeback as India level series 2-2

From teetering on the edge of the cliff, India have crawled back to breathe again and take the series to the final game in Bangalore. Sizeable credit for the series-levelling 82-run victory in Rajkot goes to the unflustered big-hitting brilliance of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya, whose 65 runs in 5.3 overs propelled India to 169 runs on a tacky surface, as well as the synchronised utility of its bowling firm. Give these set of bowlers conditions that remotely abet their craft, they make life impossibly difficult for overseas batsmen to live, let alone prosper. The surface was not as conducive to stroke-play as the other venues in this series. Some balls stopped, some skidded along, some just leapt off good-length areas. The bounce was spongy rather than a trampoline. Both seamers an...
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Ind vs SA 4th T20I: Dinesh Karthik becomes oldest Indian to score T20I fifty

Dinesh Karthik played an explosive inning as he scored his maiden T20I half-century in Rajkot on Friday. He faced just 27 balls and amassed 55 runs and helped India win the match by 82 runs. At the age of 37 years and 16 days, Karthik also became the oldest Indian to get a T20I fifty. The previous record was held by MS Dhoni at the age of 36 years and 229 days when he scored a half-century against South Africa back in 2018. The Indians were struggling at 81 for four before a 65-run stand between Hardik (46 off 31) and Karthik (55 off 27) brought the home team back into the game. Thanks to Hardik and Karthik, India were able to amass 73 runs in the last five overs. Fans started praising Dinesh for his outstanding innings on Friday. 5⃣0⃣ for @DineshKarthik! 👏 👏 A cracking knock this is a...
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India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: Dinesh Karthik blitz sets up India’s series-levelling win over South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Experienced India batter Dinesh Karthik smashed a maiden fifty in Twenty20 internationals to help set up the hosts' massive 82-run victory over South Africa at Rajkot on Friday and send the five-match series into a decider. As it happened | ScorecardThe 37-year-old Karthik, who played the team's first T20 international against the same opponents in 2006, smashed 55 from 27 deliveries to produce late fireworks as India posted 169-6 in their 20 overs. (ANI Photo) South Africa, who won the opening two matches of the series, got off to a horrible start in their chase when captain and opener Temba Bavuma retired hurt after suffering blows to his hand and body. Batting mainstay Quinton de Kock, who returned to the side after missing the last two matches with injury, departed soon afte...
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IND vs SA 4th T20 Live Score Updates: Rishabh Pant’s India take on Bavuma’s South Africa in must-win game

IND vs SA 4th T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: India: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer,Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik. South Africa: Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Tristan Stubbs, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram India will face South Africa in the fourth T20I at at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. (Twitter/BCCI) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)retu...
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India vs South Africa 4th T20I Live Score: Resurgent India look to draw level in Rajkot – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Jun 17, 2022, 17:45:16 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live cricket score updates, scorecard, and ball by ball commentary of 4th T20 match between India and South Africa. With their mood lifted after a convincing 48-run win over South Africa in the third T20I at Visakhapatnam, a resurgent India will look to sustain the momentum at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.Read Lessif(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadScriptsOnceAdsReady = () => { var scripts = ['https://static.clmbtech.com/ad/commons/js/2658/toi/colombia_v2.js', ...
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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 4th T20 Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa, 4th T20 Match: Under pressure, India skipper Rishabh Pant will be hoping to tide over his struggles with the bat and help the hosts improve their middle overs play when they take on South Africa in the fourth T20 International on Friday. Save Pant’s problems, India were able to plug the gaps in Vizag to open their account in the series with a comprehensive win. They will need another near-perfect game to take the five-match series into the decider. Off from Vizag with a win 👍 👍 On-to Rajkot with a warm welcome 👏 👏#TeamIndia | #INDvSA | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/QHokrgNMcT — BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2022 Where will the 4th T20I between India vs South Africa be held? The fourth T20I between India vs South Africa will take place at the Saurashtra Cricket...
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Very happy and proud to be part of the squad: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik, who recently made his return to the Indian side against the South Africa in the ongoing T20 series, said that he felt very happy and proud to be part of the squad. In an interview to BCCI.tv, the wicketkeeper-batter said, “I am very happy and proud. It is an incredible atmosphere and team to be part of. For 3 years now, I have been on the outside looking in so I know what a special feeling it is to be part of this team.” “I am very happy and grateful to be part of the team and I am enjoying every second of being here,” he added. Talking about what motivated him to make a comeback in the Indian colours, he said, ” I think I have been dropped so many times and I have always wanted to come back to the Indian team. That has been my biggest drive, whether I played domestic or...
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Anrich Nortje in relentless pursuit of the ‘missing ingredient’ | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: South African speedster Anrich Nortje says he remains a work in progress and is constantly trying to find the 'missing ingredient' in his bowling after coming back from a long injury lay-off. Nortje was out of action for six months after the T20 World Cup last year. He had bowled exceptionally well in the 2020-2021 IPL season before being sidelined due to a stress fracture. Alongside Kagiso Rabada, Nortje formed arguably the most potent fast bowling pairing in the IPL. Delhi Capitals chose to retain him ahead of Rabada but when he made a comeback to this year's IPL, Nortje was not the same bowler. (PTI Photo)"I am still not there. I am still working on it, still trying to find one or two things. Body wise I am still not 100 percent, slowly building it up. I would probably rate m...
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South Africa batter Aiden Markram ruled out of remainder of T20 series

South Africa batter Aiden Markram was on Wednesday officially ruled out of the remaining two T20I against India having already missed the first three games after testing positive for COVID-19 before the opening match in Delhi. Markram, who tested positive after first couple of practice sessions, will not be able to return to competitive arena post mandatory isolation period. “Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas’ tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play programme in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series,” a Cricket South Africa statement said. “The player is healthy and well and has been cleared to return home to look afte...
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South Africa batter Aiden Markram ruled out of remainder of T20I series against India | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: South Africa batter Aiden Markram was on Wednesday officially ruled out of the remaining two T20Is against India having already missed the first three games after testing positive for Covid-19 before the opening match in Delhi. Markram, who tested positive after the first couple of practice sessions, will not be able to return to the competitive arena post mandatory isolation period. "Proteas batsman, Aiden Markram, has been ruled out of the remainder of the Proteas' tour of India. He spent seven days in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 last week and will not be able to complete his return to play programme in time to take part in the remainder of the T20 series," a Cricket South Africa statement said. Wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has made a marked impro...
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Spinners at wheel, India take U-turn

Rishabh Pant lost his third successive toss of the series but his spinners bounced back from two disappointing outings in Delhi and Cuttack to plot South Africa’s downfall in Visakhapatnam and keep India alive in the five-match T20I series with a comprehensive 48-run win. Having seen how the Indian batting had stalled in the latter half of the first innings, and the purchase the South African spinners had managed despite going for a few runs, Pant gave Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel three overs each in the first half of the chase. Axar delivered the wicket of South African skipper Temba Bavuma in his first over, and Chahal, bowling quick, flat and skiddy, sent back Dwaine Pretorius and Rassie van der Dussen. Just after the halfway mark, Harshal Patel’s well-disguised slower one account...
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IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Score Updates: Rishabh Pant’s India lock horns with Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in Vizag

IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today. IND vs SA: Shreyas Iyer explains why India held Dinesh Karthik back When Hardik Pandya was bowled by Wayne Parnell, India had been reduced to 90 for 4 in the 13th over against South Africa in the second T20I in Cuttack. Dinesh Karthik had been slotted in at No 6 but he was held back as India decided to send in Axar Patel instead. While Patel could manage only 10 off 11 deliveries, Karthik, who arrived at No 7 with five overs left, overcame a slow start to knock an unbeaten 30 off 21. However, India could only post 148 for 6 in a four-wicket defeat. After the game, Shreyas Iyer said that India would continue to preserve Karthik for the death overs, alt...
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India vs South Africa: IPL stars yet to fire for India | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cricket has grown by leap and bounds in the country especially since the advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is ecstatic not only about the phenomenal reach of the IPL but also the amount of money it is generating. Speaking about the cash cow tournament, Sourav, at the India Leadership Council Event last week, said: "I've seen the game evolve, where players like me earned a few hundreds and now have the potential of earning crores. This game is run by the fans, by the people of this country, and by the BCCI, which was formed by cricket fans. This sport is strong and will continue to evolve. The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League. It makes me feel happy and proud that the sport I love has evolved to becom...
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India look to plug the gaps in the third T20I against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: The selectors must have thought that resting a couple of key players wouldn’t make much of a difference to the prospects of the Indian team as the bench strength is quite good. Taking on the fourth ranked South Africa squad which lacks ‘star power’ was supposed to be a cake walk especially since most of the Indian players had a good outing in the recent IPL. India lost captain KL Rahul and spinner Kuldeep Yadav on the eve of the first game, but it still didn’t warrant a rethink. The selectors promptly elevated wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and made Gujarat Titans’ successful skipper Hardik Pandya his deputy. At the Kotla, it looked like things were going according to script as the Indians put up a mammoth 212 on the board and had the South Africans in a spot of bother...
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India vs South Africa: Coach Rahul Dravid needs to address team’s drive, feels Zaheer Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Former India pacer Zaheer khan has said that coach Rahul Dravid needs to have a strong word with the team after India surrendered against South Africa in the second T20I match at the Barabati Stadium here on Sunday. He added that the Indian team is lacking their trademark fighting spirit and letting their guard down when conditions are not favourable for them. India started off well with the ball on Sunday, taking three wickets in the powerplay, but lost the momentum when a steady 64-run partnership off 41 balls between Klassen and captain Temba Bavuma stabilised South Africa. After Bavuma's departure, Klassen took over and guided South Africa to a comprehensive win, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. "When the (Klaasen-Bavuma) partnership was building , you could feel...
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Bhuvneshwar’s solo act not enough in Cuttack, as India fall two down

When Bhuvneshwar Kumar scythed the match open with a probing exhibition of swing and seam bowling in the Power-play, the game seemed like a low-scoring thriller in the making. Indian hopes lingered after his three-wicket burst had South Africa on the knees in pursuit of a modest score of 148. But they soon went up in smoke and blended with the haze that had enveloped the Barabati Stadium, as South Africa wrapped up the game with 10 balls to spare and four wickets in hand. After six overs, including the splendid Bhuvneshwar spell that read 3-0-10-3, South Africa were 29/3. That was as good as it got for the hosts in search of a series-levelling win. From then on, the visitors took utter control, first through a steadying-a-sinking-ship alliance between skipper Temba Bavuma and Heinrich K...
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India vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Heinrich Klaasen shines as South Africa beat India by 4 wickets to take 2-0 lead | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Comeback man Heinrich Klaasen followed Rassie Van der Dussen's suit in turning out to be an unlikely hero with a career-best 81 as South Africa once again outwitted India by four wickets on a tricky pitch to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series here on Sunday. On a two-paced track where most of the batters struggled, Klaasen made it look ridiculously easy as he smashed seven fours and five towering sixes in his 46-ball knock to hep his team knock off a target of 149 with 10 balls to spare. South Africa win the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets and are now 2-0 up in the five match series.Scorecard -… https://t.co/tTMpE44vV1— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655053285000The wicketkeeper-batter, who was included into the side as a forced change for injured Quinton de Kock, completed his fourth T20I fif...
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IND vs SA 2nd T20 Live Score Updates: India sent to bat first, Playing XI named

IND vs SA 2nd T20  Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: India: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer,Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik. South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen. India vs South Africa 2nd T20I will take place at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. (Twitter/BCCI) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(...
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India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa, 2nd T20 Match: Rishabh Pant will expect an improved showing from the India bowlers as he plots a comeback against South Africa in the second T20 of the five-match series on Sunday. Leading India for the first time ever, Pant had to swallow a bitter pill when David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen shot down an imposing 212 with utmost nonchalance to go up 1-0 in the series. India vs South Africa 2nd T20 FOLLOW LIVE 🔊 Sound 🔛 Some cracking hits from the Captain and Vice-captain get the crowd going. 👌 👌#TeamIndia | #INDvSA | @RishabhPant17 | @hardikpandya7 | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/JoRKKzwvpJBest of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium — BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2022 The southpaw also had a forgettable Indian Premier League where he failed to le...
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India vs South Africa 2022: Hardik Pandya recalls the sacrifice made on comeback trail | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Hardik Pandya is getting back into the Team India groove with his trademark unruffled way of looking at things. In a video posted by the BCCI, Pandya, who led Gujarat Titans to the IPL title recently, recalled the hard work needed to earn a recall. “I was happy. It was more about the battles I won against my own self and a lot of other things as well. Winning the IPL, or even qualifying (for playoffs) was a big deal for me because a lot of people doubted us. A lot of people frowned at us before we started. A lot of people raised a lot of questions. A lot of things were said about me even before I made a comeback,” Pandya said. From emotions on making a comeback to #TeamIndia and #TATAIPL triumph to goals for the future. 👏 👍DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/CZeEsmlgaq— BCCI (@BCCI) 1...