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Team India defeated South Africa by 82 runs in the fourth T20 International match played in Rajkot. With this win, the Indian team has leveled 2-2 in the 5-match series. The hero of India’s victory was fast bowler Avesh Khan from Indore.
Avesh took 4 wickets for 18 runs in the match. Avesh Khan’s third over (15th over of South Africa’s innings) was quite eventful. Avesh took three wickets in this over and also tasted his sharp bouncer to African player Marco Yensson.
The bouncer was so lethal that the match had to be stopped for 10 minutes. Avesh dedicated the success of this match to his father. Friday was his father’s birthday.
What happened in Avesh’s third over
first ball: Back off length ball, Yensen plays it towards third man and takes a run.
Second Ball: Resie von der Dussen played a high shot with the intention of accelerating the slow run rate of the South African. Rituraj Gaikwad took a simple catch at deep midwicket.
Third Ball: A sharp bouncer of charge hit the back of Yenson’s head. Yensson looked troubled in pain. Due to the concussion rule, Physio came to the ground and did a routine checkup. The match was halted for about 10 minutes.
Fourth Ball: Frustrated after eating a bouncer, Yenson tried to play a big shot on this ball. However, Yensen was forced to return to the pavilion by throwing a catch to Rituraj Gaikwad at deep midwicket.
Fifth Ball: Avesh bowls another bouncer. It jumped so much that even wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant could not stop the ball and South Africa got 4 runs bye.
Sixth Ball: Avesh completed an over hat-trick by taking the wicket of Keshav Maharaj and completely demolished South Africa’s challenge.
Avesh could not take wickets in the first three matches
Before the fourth T20, Avesh Khan could not get a single wicket in the entire series.
Avesh Khan could not take wickets in the first three matches of this series. There was criticism that why the Indian team management is not giving a chance to Umran Malik in his place. But, this time Avesh proved by taking four wickets that he too has the power to win India.