India vs South Africa Weather Forecast and Pitch Report from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – IND vs SA 5th T20I, South Africa India Tour 2022

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India vs South Africa Weather Forecast and Pitch Report from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – IND vs SA 5th T20I, South Africa India Tour 2022. India will try to win the T20I series against South Africa in the fifth match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday, June 19.

The five-game T20I series is now locked at 2-2 after hosts India beat Proteas by 82 points at Rajkot in the 4th T20I.

India vs South Africa (Image credits: Twitter)

The hosts will head into the fifth and final T20I against South Africa with high morale as they aim for a series win. Team India will have momentum on their side as they bid to win the contest as Dinesh Karthik and Avesh Khan shone for Team India in the 4th T20I.

India vs South Africa Weather Forecast and Pitch Report from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - IND vs SA 5th T20I, South Africa India Tour 2022

The hosts put in a clinical performance by posting a competitive 169-for-six, overlapping Dinesh Karthik’s career-best 27-ball 55 and Hardik Pandya’s 46-ball 31-ball run. The hosts then came back to clear South Africa for 87 from 16.5 overs. Pacer Avesh Khan (4/18) then smashed four wickets in a sensational fast bowling spell, while leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (2/21) claimed two scalps and Harshal Patel (1/3 in 2 overs) took a wicket.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik PC – BCCI

India won the 3rd T20I by 48 points. Fly-half Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan crushed sizzling half-centuries to propel India to 179-for-five after being asked to strike. Bowlers led by spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3/20) and pacer Harshal Patel (4/25) then put on a dominating display to group the Proteas for 131 in 19.1 overs and record their first win of the series.

Harshal Patel
Photo credit Harshal Patel – BCCI

In the 2nd T20I, South Africa outscored the hosts by four wickets in a one-sided game to take a 2-0 lead in the five-game series. Battling first, India went just 148 for six in 20 overs. In response, Heinrich Klaasen’s stunning 81 balls from 46 with seven fours and five sixes, gave a walk in the park for the Proteas as they cleared the runs in 18.2 overs despite Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fantastic numbers from 4 for 13.

Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller
Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller PC BCCI

In the 1st T20I, South Africa had their most successful pursuit in T20I cricket and denied the hosts a record 13th straight T20I victory. Unbeaten half-centuries of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen, who shared a stand of 131 runs at the fourth wicket, a record for South Africa, built on an impressive power play, led by a surprise move to promote Dwaine Pretorius at No. 3, and took victory in South Africa with five balls to spare, chasing a stiff target of 212.

For South Africa, talented batsman Aiden Markram missed the first 3 games of the series against India after testing positive for Covid-19, he was expected to be available for the last two matches, but CSA’s latest statement confirmed that Aiden Markram is dropped from the T20I series.

Proteas opening keeper Quinton de Kock injured his wrist ahead of the second T20I against India and was unavailable for selection in the 2nd and 3rd T20I. He returned for the 4th T20I but failed to impress scoring 14 out of 13 before being knocked out by Harshal Patel. The Proteas could only manage 87 chasing a target of 170.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Picture: Twitter)

South Africa made up to three changes to their XI in the 4th T20I. Point guard duo Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi replaced injured point guards Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell while Quinton de Kock returned after recovering from a wrist injury.

KL Rahul, Rishabh Pants
KL Rahul, Rishabh Pants. (Picture: Twitter)

Indian skipper KL Rahul was ruled out of the five-game T20I series against South Africa with a groin injury a day before the series opener. Wicketkeeper hitter Rishabh Pant, who was appointed assistant to KL Rahul, led the team in his absence. The versatile Hardik Pandya was named the series vice-captain. Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav also missed the entire T20I series after being hit with his right hand while hitting the net.

While India are expected to stick to the same playing XI unless there is a forced change, there remains a shadow of doubt over the fitness of retired Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma injured in the fourth T20I after an elbow injury.

If Kagiso Rabada returns for the final game, SA should bench Tabraiz Shamsi. After all, Tabraiz Shamsi has only one wicket in 4 matches and concedes more than 10 runs per over. If skipper Temba Bavuma fails to play 11, Keshav Maharaj will have a chance to lead the team.

India vs South Africa Weather Forecast and Pitch Report from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – IND vs SA 5th T20I, South Africa India Tour 2022

With the monsoon season starting in India, rain is expected with thunderstorms on game day. The temperature will fluctuate between 20 and 26°C. The wind will blow from the west at 10-15 km/h. The course is a hitter’s paradise due to its shorter boundaries and high elevation. Many big scores and successful chases at Chinnaswamy Stadium were witnessed.

The 5th T20I between India and South Africa will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangaluru. The venue has a capacity of 40,000 spectators and has hosted 24 Tests, 28 ODIs and 8 T20Is so far. It is the home ground of the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. Kevin O Brien scored a 50-ball century – the fastest hundred in the World Cup on the same pitch.

On April 23rd, at IPL 2013, Royal Challengers Bangalore amassed an unimaginable score of 236/5 against Pune Warriors India, knocking Chris Gayle to an unbeaten 175 points in that match. Chris Gayle has the highest individual score in T20 cricket history. His record remains intact even after nine long years as it still remains the highest total in IPL history.

In 8 T20I, teams successfully chased the target 5 times. The average score of the first round is 154, 9 points more than the second. Australia ran 194 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 2019. The winning team of the coin toss should be the first to field.

India and South Africa have already contested a solitary T20I at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Proteas emerged victorious by nine wickets in 2019. In fact, India have lost 3 of their 5 games at the venue, with losses to Pakistan, Australia and South Africa at the top performing venue.

Weather.com predicts a 76% chance of rain during the game, which could lead to a stop-start affair. The temperature would be 27 degrees Celsius during the day (June 19, Sunday) and 20 degrees Celsius at night. The humidity will be between 79 and 91%.

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