India continues to struggle as Ishan Kishan joins Ruturaj and Shreyas Iyer in the pavilion. Ishan got out soon after the Power Play ended.
Hardik Pandya walks out to assist skipper Rishabh and the duo will be looking to build up a good innings in the middle overs.
Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant have been unable to utilise the initial overs of their partnership and are still struggling to set foot as the South Africans have successfully dominated half of the first innings.
India have managed to score just 56 runs at the loss of 3 wickets and only 10 overs are left with India aiming to make the series score even. India have to manage to score 180 runs and possibly need 130 runs more in 60 balls to call it a “successful innings” for the hosts.
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