India batter Dinesh Karthik seems for runs in unorthodox areas and that’s what makes him tough to bowl to, feels seasoned South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj. Karthik’s 55 off 27 balls, his maiden fifty within the format he first performed again in 2006, helped India stage the five-match T20I sequence on Friday.
The 37-year-old batter has made yet one more India comeback with a stellar displaying within the IPL.
A chosen finisher within the Indian group, Karthik has not relied on power-hitting to be efficient. He has performed the sphere brilliantly to get the specified outcomes.
On Friday, he swept the spinners and pacers with equal disdain apart from pulling off audacious reverse hits.
“He (Karthik) has been in severe type within the position he’s fulfilling. He is actually probably the greatest finishers within the recreation. He scores in unorthodox areas which makes him tough to bowl to.
“We noticed why he was one of many main performers within the IPL. He confirmed his class right this moment and performed exceptionally nicely,” mentioned Maharaj after the sport.
India have gained two in a row after South Africa outplayed the hosts within the first two matches.
Going into the decider in Bengaluru on Sunday, the momentum is with India. Maharaj mentioned the group is wanting ahead to the problem.
“We had a little bit of momentum within the first two and India bought within the subsequent two. It makes that rather more thrilling to go to Bangalore, the crowds have been superb to this point, it would add to the thrill.
“Also it’s a good check for our cricket group to see how far we’ve come to play in occasions like these and attempt to clinch the sequence in opposition to a robust Indian outfit.” He additionally praised India pacer Avesh Khan who took 4 wickets for 18 runs.
“Avesh tailored very well and stored it actually easy and bought the reward for constant and managed bowling,” Maharaj added.
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