Hardik Pandya manages to gear up and smashes two back to back sixes in Shamsi’s over.
The first six was a “whacking” shot as the stand and deliver shot makes the Indian fans go bizarre.
Hardik Pandya did not stop to surprise the fans and knocked another one in the next ball, giving India the hopes of 180 runs which the hosts think is good to defend.
Hardik has the opportunity to be a good finisher as the “ready to lead” all-rounder has to bring up a crucial role tonight.
Earlier Hardik stated “I have always enjoyed that role. Where I bat and what I do, you need to enjoy the situation and have an idea about it. I kind of enjoy the challenge that comes with it because it is not easy to swing from ball one or two. I have done it for so many years. It comes naturally to me. I enjoy the challenge because the rewards are as big as the challenge as well.”
India’s playing XI is the same like the previous 3 matches: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa’s playing XI for the critical 4th T20I of the series: Temba Bavuma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje