Avesh Khan Dedicates His Match-winning Spell In 4th T20I To This Special Person

Rajkot: India pacer Avesh Khan registered his best figures in T20I cricket against South Africa in the fourth game of the five-match series. He took four wickets after giving only 18 runs in his four overs which played the biggest role in restricting the visitor’s innings to just 87 runs and handing them a hammering defeat by 82 runs.

Avesh Khan got important wickets of Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj to help India level the five-match series. After the match, the young Indian fast bowler talked about his plan which helped him take crucial scalps on a two-paced surface.

“I am feeling really happy. It is my dad’s birthday and want to dedicate this performance to him. The plan was to bowl up and attack the stumps, it was a two-paced wicket with the ball bouncing and keeping low, so use the odd bouncer and bowl good lengths,” Avesh Khan said after the match.

The 25-year-old took three wickets in a single over of the match. He sent Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen and Keshav Maharaj back to the pavilion in the 14th over of the match. He had Van der Dussen holing out to deep mid-wicket, then rattled Jansen with a bouncer and got him holing out to the same region on the very next ball. The pacer then closed the over by having Keshav Maharaj caught easily at mid-on.

Avesh Khan revealed he took three wickets in just one over the match and turned the tide in India’s favour. He stated, “I brought the fine leg in and pushed mid-wicket back, forced RvD to go after the length ball, Rishabh then told me to bowl the leg-cutter after I had hit Jansen with a bouncer and for Maharaj also I bowled a slower ball on the hard length.”

The fast bowler also credited the whole team for levelling the series in an astounding fashion after losing the first two matches. “We are playing well as a team, fielding well most importantly and bowling well, we back each other and will enjoy the last game. Yes, the winner will take the series and it is going to be a good match, we will give our 100 percent,” he concluded.