India on Friday defeated South Africa by a huge margin of 82 runs with the help of brilliant performances from Dinesh Karthik and Avesh Khan. Earlier, South Africa won the toss for 4th consecutive time and invited India to bat first. Despite a slow start, Team India managed to post a fighting 169 on board, courtesy of a stunning half-century from Dinesh Karthik.
South Africa’s run-chase started off with an unfortunate injury as skipper Temba Bavuma walked off from the field in the 4th over after sustaining a shoulder injury. Later, in the next over, Quinton de Kock got run-out for just 14 runs and SA couldn’t steady the innings as they lost wickets regularly and got bundled out for 87 runs.
Numbers and Stats from Ind vs SA 4th T20I match:
3 – Dinesh Karthik won Man of the Match award for 3rd time in T20Is.
4/18 – Avesh Khan recorded a bowling figure of 4/18 vs SA in the 4th T20I.
Best bowling figure for Avesh Khan in T20s:
5/17 vs Vidarbha in Indore, 2021 – SMAT
4/18 vs South Africa in Rajkot, 2022
4/22 vs Rajasthan in Indore, 2021 – SMAT
37 – At the age of 37 years & 16 days, Dinesh Karthik became the oldest player to smash a half-century for India in T20Is.
46 – Hardik Pandya recorded his highest score ever in T20Is.
Highest Score for Hardik Pandya in T20Is:
46 vs SA, in Rajkot, 2022
42* vs Aus in Sydney, 2020
39* vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
55 – Dinesh Karthik recorded his maiden fifty in T20Is.
Highest score while batting at number 6 (or) lower for India in T20Is:
Dinesh Karthik – 55 vs SA in Rajkot, 2022
MS Dhoni – 52* vs SA in Centurion, 2018
Manish Pandey – 50* vs NZ in Wellington, 2020
82 – India won the 4th T20I match by 82 runs.
Largest margin of win by runs for India in T20Is:
143 vs Ire in Dublin, 2018
93 vs SL in Cuttack, 2017
90 vs Eng in Colombo, 2012
88 vs SL in Indore, 2017
82 vs SA in Rajkot, 2022
87 – South Africa recorded their lowest total ever in T20Is.
Lowest total for SA in T20Is (when they played full 20 overs):
87 vs India in Rajkot, 2022
89 vs Australia in Johannesburg, 2020
96 vs Australia in Cape Town, 2020
98 vs Sri Lanka in Colombo(RPS), 2018
100 vs Pakistan in Centurion, 2013
100 – Axar Patel completed the feat of taking 100 wickets in International cricket.