Temba Bavuma, captain of South Africa won the toss for the fourth time in a row and elected to bowl in the fourth match of the ongoing T20I series against India in Rajkot on Friday (June 17). Bavuma has won the toss in the last three T20I matches and has chosen to bowl.
In the second T20I at Cuttack, Heinrich Klaasen‘s 81 helped South Africa chase down a 149-run goal and defeat India by four wickets. The win also gave the Proteas a 2-0 lead in the five-game T20I series. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s triple-strike disrupted the Proteas in the powerplay, Bavuma kept the scoreboard ticking with 35 off 30 balls.
For South Africa, that was just a horrible day in Vizag during the third match, in which nothing went according to the plan, and the Temba Bavuma-led squad would want to decide the conclusion just on Friday.
India will try to level the series against South Africa in Rajkot on Friday, following a satisfactory 48-run win in the third T20 in Visakhapatnam. India, captained by Rishabh Pant, has lost its opening two matches in Delhi and Cuttack.
Having 164 runs in three games, Ishan Kishan seems to have been India’s most reliable batsman. India will be looking for another strong start in Rajkot, especially after Ruturaj Gaikwad‘s maiden T20 half – century the other day.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, amongst bowlers, demonstrated why he is still regarded as one of the most trusted by most captains. With three and four wickets respectively, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel recaptured their groove in Vizag.