The fourth T20I between India and South Africa is bringing the best out of Indian cricketers. In response to India’s 169/6 in the first innings, South Africa had a nightmarish start as their skipper Temba Bavuma was soon retired out in the fourth over after being hit on his shoulder by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and later injuring himself while diving at the non-striker’s end.
Wicket-keeper batter Quinton de Kock joined the opener Dwaine Pretorius in the middle seeking to steady the innings, but a huge mix-up in the middle cost the South African wicket-keeper his wicket. It all happened in the 5th over of the second innings, when de Kock nudged Harshal Patel’s delivery and attempted to steal a quick single but Pretorious on the non-strike took a start but the backed out.
By that time, de Kock was too far from his crease and hence, didn’t even bother to get back. Harshal Patel collected the ball and ran towards the stumps to run de Kock out. A huge mix-up in the middle caused South Africa a prized wicket of Quinton de Kock who took the long walk back after adding 14 runs in 13 deliveries. At the fall of his wicket, South Africa were reduced to 25-1 in 5 overs.
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