In the South Africa tour of India, the fifth T20I of the five-match bilateral series will be conducted at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, June 19 at 7 PM IST. The series is currently levelled with 2-2.
The home team has made the series interesting by acquiring a scintillating victory in the fourth T20I in Rajkot. The likes of Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Avesh Khan fired on all cylinders to help India attain a dominant victory. The Rishabh Pant-led team will count on its batting line-up for the forthcoming fixture considering the venue favouring the batsmen. A victory on Sunday for the Indians will mark an emphatic series win after being 0-2 down earlier in the series.
On the other hand, the Proteas have suffered two consecutive defeats after commencing the series with a bang. South Africa have fumbled while chasing competitive scores in the previous two games. On Friday, the tricky pitch offered spin and bounce, which proved fatal to the tourists. Temba Bavuma and his men will aim to bounce back in the final T20I along with clinching the series.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, the hosts have the upper hand. The two teams collided on 19 occasions, the home team won 11 games while the visitors emerged victorious on eight instances.
In the previous outing, which took place on Friday, the hosts won the game by 82 runs.
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