IND vs SA 5th T20I: The fifth & final T20I of the IND vs SA 2022 series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru got abandoned due to continuous drizzles. With the series level at 2-2, the trophy has been shared between both sides.
After being sent in to bat first, continuous rain delayed the start of play by 50 minutes. However, after 50 minutes of delay, the match started at 7.50 but was called off with just 3.3 overs being bowled as rain again played a spoilsport. Before the match interrupted the play, India was at 28-2 in 3.3 overs with Shreyas Iyer (0*) & Rishabh Pant (1*) staying unbeaten at the crease. Batting first, Men in Blue didn’t have a good start to their innings as they lost their openers Ishan Kishan (15) & Ruturaj Gaikwad (10) within the powerplay overs.
IND vs SA 5th T20I: India & South Africa were neck-to-neck in the T20I Series
The series was equally poised at both ends as Proteas managed to win the first two matches of the series while India bounced back in the third & fourth T20Is to level the series. In the first match, South Africa chased the target of 211 runs while in the second T20I they were defeated by 4 wickets. In the third T20I, India bounced back by winning the clash by 48 runs. And in the fourth T20I as well, they continued their winning run by outclassing South Africa by massive 82 runs & leveling the series with a 2-2 score.
Talking about the standout performances in the series, Ishan Kishan emerged as the most prolific batter in the series by amassing 206 runs in five innings at an average of 41.20 with two blistering half-centuries in his kitty. His highest score in the series was 76 runs off 48 balls scored in the first T20I. With the ball, Harshal Patel emerged as the highest wicket-taker by scalping seven wickets at an average of 12.57 at an economy rate of 7.23. His best bowling figures in the series are 4-25.
Notably, India is yet to win a T20 International series against South Africa in India & would surely aim to break this record soon in the near future.
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