IND v SA, 4th ODI: Dinesh Karthik scores his best score in T20I; hits his maiden fifty in T20I

Dinesh Karthik scored his first maiden fifty at the age of 37 years old against South Africa in the T20I for India.

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Dinesh Karthik steered the Indian total in men in blue’s favor when it dangled on a meager score. The South African bowling lineup kept targeting the studied areas that are a spot of bother for the young middle-order but the Proteas stood no match to Dinesh Karthik’s finishing. Hardik Pandya, too, chipped in with a precious 46 off 31 deliveries but Dinesh Karthik was a standout. The Indian batting kept vacating the strike to put the team in a spot of bother but Dinesh Karthik ensured that India crosses a respectable total of 150 runs. Dinesh Karthik’s batting reflects in the team’s eye when Hardik Pandya celebrated his DK’s six with a fist bump.

Dinesh Karthik is making a comeback to the side after nearly three years. He is being hailed as the formidable finisher for the side in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Dinesh Karthik scored 55 off 27 before a guided catch by van der Dussen removed the wicketkeeper-batsman. India scored 165-4 in a must-win match against South Africa to stay alive in the series. India will be hoping to fancy their chances in the upcoming world cup when a side that has the strongest bench strength in the cricketing world cup presently.

 

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