India and South Africa meet in the 5th and final T20 in Bengaluru on Sunday and the series is up for grabs.
South Africa took a 2-0 series lead thanks to a 7 wicket win in the 1st T20 which was followed up by a 4 wicket win in the 2nd T20. Since then it has been all India though and they won the 3rd T20 by 48 runs before heading to Rajkot for the 4th match in the series. South Africa won the toss and once again elected to send India in to bat and the Indians finished with 169 for 6 in their 20 overs with Hardik Pandya the top batsman with 46 off 31 balls. As far as the South African bowlers go they split the wickets amongst them, but pick in terms of run rate was Lungi Ngidi with 2 for 20 in his 3 overs.
The South African innings never got going and in the end it was Rassie van der Dussen who topped scored with 20 runs at a run a ball as they were bowled out for 87 in under 17 overs with India winning the game by 82 runs. Destroyer-in-chief for the Indians was Avesh Khan with 4 for 18 in his 4 overs and only Hardik Pandya took any tack from the South African batsmen but he only bowled 1 over.
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South Africa 29/20
It is hard to look past India given the momentum they have with them at the moment, but they are also a little bit short for my liking and will give the match result market a skip and focus on some of the Exotic Markets.
Batsman Match Runs, Quinton de Kock over 26.5 at 17/20
De Kock looked on the verge of getting going in the 4th T20 before he was dismissed and for South Africa to have a chance here I have a feeling that he has to fire at the top of the innings.
Top Batsman, Hardik Pandya at 11/2
I can see South Africa doing some damage at the top of the Indian order and Pandya coming in and doing the business again for them. He certainly looks fairly priced at 11/2.
Top Home Bowler, Avesh Khan at 7/2
Khan is bowling brilliantly and if he can continue his form from the 4th T20 the 7/2 will look like a good price.
These Exotic Bets are generally fairly speculative and certainly give us a great interest in the game. There are plenty of other markets available on what should be a thrilling match.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change