In the South Africa tour of India, the fourth T20I of the five-match bilateral series will be conducted at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday, June 17 at 7 PM IST. The Proteas are currently leading the series 2-1.
The hosts will head into the fourth T20I full of confidence followed by a scintillating bounce back in the previous game. The comprehensive victory of the Indians should be attributed to power-packed performances in all three departments. The likes of Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal exploited the condition in Visakhapatnam which reasonably favoured the bowlers. The Rishabh Pant-led team will aim for a similar kind of result on Friday, to keep themselves alive and level the series 2-2.
On the other hand, after claiming two consecutive victories, the Proteas suffered a defeat that will want them to look into the unit ahead of the fourth fixture. The visitors are just one victory away from clinching the bilateral series. The in-form batters of the team, David Miller, Russie van der Dussen, Heinrich Kassen and Dwaine Pretorius succumbed to the Indian bowling unit, which was the big reason behind the tourists’ loss. Temba Bevuma and his men will look forward to deciding the fate of the series by winning the game in Rajkot.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, the hosts have a narrow advantage. The two teams collided on 18 occasions, the home team won 10 games while the tourists emerged victorious on eight instances.
In the previous outing, which took place on Tuesday, the hosts won the game by 48 runs.
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