Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

IND vs SA, 3rd T20I: Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 57 runs off 35 balls against South Africa before Keshav Maharaj got rid of him.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

Ruturaj Gaikwad, on Tuesday, June 14, scored a sparkling half-century against South Africa in the third T20I of the five-match series.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

Gaikwad and Kishan forged a 97-run stand for the first wicket before the former got out in the 10th over. Gaikwad slammed seven fours and two sixes

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

His knock coupled with Ishan Kishan’s 54 led India to 179/5 from 20 overs after being put to bat by the Proteas.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

five of those fours came in the fifth over off Anrich Nortje, which came in consecutive fashion.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

In the first ball of the fourth over, Nortje started off with a short and wide one and Gaikwad stood tall on the back foot and cut it square for a boundary.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

Playing his sixth T20I, Gaikwad reached his fifty off 30 balls after taking a toll on pacer Anrich Nortje with five consecutive fours in his over.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

Before Tuesday's match, Gaikwad had played five T20Is, scoring 63 runs at a strike rate of 114.54 and averaging 12.6.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 57 vs South Africa

Gaikwad scored his first half-century in international cricket during the third T20I between India and South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.