T20 World Cup 2022: India were hosting South Africa in the fifth match on Sunday, June 19. Moreover, the game was taking place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India.
India were coming into this fixture after winning against South Africa in the fourth T20 match on Friday. South Africa captain Temba Bavuma went on to win the toss and he decided to have a bowl first.
The men in blue were off to a lazy start with the quick wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad. A similar trend continued in terms of the middle order. But Dinesh Karthik helped India get to 169 runs.
South Africa had a horrible start and the trend continued till the end. The Proteas were technically all out for 87 runs as Temba Bavuma did not come to bat again. India won the match by 82 runs.
Dinesh Karthik went on to win the man of the match award in the fourth T20 match. Moreover, he scored 55 runs from 27 balls with a strike rate of 203.70.
The fifth match unfortunately was abandoned after a play of just around three overs. It was due to the constant rainfall in Bengaluru during the match time.
T20 World Cup 2022: Gautam Gambhir picks his ideal starting 11 for Team India
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir went on to select his ideal playing 11 for Team India. This playing 11 is for team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
Gautam Gambhir’s playing 11: Rohit Sharma ©, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (Wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzi Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
There are plenty of surprises in the ideal playing 11 of Gautam Gambhir. The first surprise comes in the form of Rishabh Pant. Gautam Gambhir has given chance to KL Rahul behind the stumps.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a surprising inclusion given his form in the IPL. The Indian fast bowler has not been consistent in the last few years. It might be the right time for the management to give a chance to a youngster.