Skipper Rishabh Pant and opener Ishan Kishan has managed to put up 40 runs for India at the end of power play.
Ishan actively becomes the highest run scorer in this series and with two quick wickets taken by South Africa, India has to work hard to recover to win this critical game.
In the previous games of this series, India managed to score 51 runs in the power play of the first match, 42 in second, and 57 in third. 40 runs in the fourth game become the lowest power play total in the ongoing series.
Ishan and Ruturaj’s previous partnership of 97 runs was unable to replicate tonight as Lungi Ngidi, who was brought in as a replacement tonight, managed to give Proteas their first breakthrough as Ruturaj got out cheaply.
Ruturaj scored just 5 runs and India lost its wicket at the end of the second over. With India being 13 for 1, Shreyas walked in and had a clear mindset to take the early opportunity tonight but failed to do so as the second important replacement of skipper Bavuma, Marco Jansen managed to send Shreyas Iyer back to pavilion.
The ball magically strucked to the pads but the umpire thought it to be “not-out” to which Quinton easily convinced his skipper to take the DRS which ultimately made umpire Menon to change his original decision and Shreyas Iyer walked back for just 4 runs in 2 balls.
India at the end of 3 overs were 24-2.