Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

India take on South Africa in the fifth and final T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday. India won the fourth T20I by 82 runs to take the series to the decider. After South Africa won the first two games, India came back and won the next two and played some attacking brand of cricket. 

Both teams are chasing history heading into the fifth T20I. India have never lost a bilateral T20I series at home since 2019, while the South Africans have never lost a series in India since 2011 across formats. One of them will change come Sunday.

Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI
Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI

 India played with the same XI players in all four games. The management backed the players and they finally performed in the last two games. Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya were the heroes with the bat in the fourth game. Both notched up their highest T20I scores in that game. With the ball, Avesh Khan took career-best figures of 4/18 to help India draw level in the series. All the three players have strengthened their case for selection in India’s T20 World Cup squad.

IND vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India And South Africa, South Africa Tour of India 2022, 5th T20I
Temba Bavuma Injury, South Africa
Temba Bavuma PC- Getty Images

South Africa, after a brilliant start in the first two games, lost their way in the next two. Injury and unavailability of players played their part in the team losing momentum in the last two games. Kagiso Rabada was benched from the fourth T20I due to an injury. Skipper Temba Bavuma has also picked up an injury now and seems unavailable for the fifth T20I. 

IND vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India And South Africa, South Africa Tour of India 2022, 5th T20I

Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA, India
Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA (Credits: BCCI)

IND vs SA Head-to-Head Records

Overall Matches Played -19

IND Won-11

SA Won-8

Last 5 Matches – SA (2) IND (3)

In India- Matches Played -8

IND -3 SA -5

Recent Venue Records ( M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru)

M Chinnaswamy Stadium
M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Image Credit: Twitter)

STATS – T20

Total matches 8

Matches won batting first 3

Matches won bowling first 5

Average 1st Inns scores 153

Average 2nd Inns scores 144

Highest total recorded 202/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest total recorded 127/10 (16.3 Ov) by ENG vs IND

Highest score chased 194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Lowest score defended 146/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs BAN

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Ishan Kishan / Dinesh Karthik

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar / Yuzvendra Chahal 

Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: David Miler / Heinrich Klaasen

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For South Africa: Keshav Maharaj / Kagiso Rabada

India vs South Africa Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between IND and SA, South Africa Tour of India 2022, 5th T20I

India have regained the momentum after winning the third and the fourth T20Is and looks like favourites to win the fifth T20I in Bengaluru.

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Anshuman Roy

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