Fifth and final T20I between India and South Africa M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was abandoned due to rains. With this, the series will be tied at 2-2 and will be shared by both parties.
“Really proud. The body feels good, but I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I just want to focus on getting stronger physically and with my bowling. Most of the time I do two balls at the top and two at the end,” Match said. Bhuvneshwar said after the cancellation.
“Being a senior, I also think about how to help youngsters. I am lucky that the captain gave me a free hand to do what I wanted. That is how I was blessed,” he added.
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Bhuvneshwar was the fastest in the series with 6 wickets, four of which were taken during the second T20I match. He was also selected as the Player of the Series.
Before the action was interrupted by rain, India’s score was 28/2 in 3.3 overs Shreyas Iyer (0 *) and Rishabh Pant (1 *).
India got off to a bad start as South Africa batted first. In the first four overs, openers Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaekwad returned to the crease with 15 and 10 runs respectively. Proteas bowler Lungi Ngidi The Man in Blue hit hard as he knocked out both openers under the powerplay.
Notably, in the fourth match of the series, India beat the Proteas by 82 runs to level the series. Batting first, India scored 169/6 in their 20 overs, largely driven by the efforts of Dinesh Karthik (55) and the vice-captain. Hardik Pandya (46). In reply, SA was dismissed for just 87 runs. Avesh Khan was the star for Man in Blue with 4/18.
India will now face Ireland in Dublin on June 26 and June 28 for a two-match T20I series.