Shafali Verma five fours video: Verma smashes five consecutive boundaries off Katherine Brunt in Hove T20I

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 11/07/2021

Shafali Verma five fours: The Indian opening batter was unstoppable against the English bowlers in the powerplay in Hove.

During the second T20I of the ongoing India Women’s tour of England in Hove, India opening batter Shafali Verma went all guns blazing in the powerplay scoring as many as five consecutive boundaries against veteran England pacer Katherine Brunt.

Opening the batting with Smriti Mandhana, Verma got off to her usual blazing start to comfortably outscore her senior opening partner in the powerplay.

Having hit her first boundary off Brunt in the second over, the right-hand batter then hit a four and a six against Sophie Ecclestone in the third over. With Brunt bowling her second over in a row, Verma assaulted her after receiving the strike on the second delivery.

Fearless that she mostly is, Verma made optimum use of the fielding restrictions to hit shots on merit. Finding gaps at the County Ground being the key, Verma appeared to be enjoying the ball hitting the middle of her bat on every single occasion.

It was on the penultimate delivery of the over that England wicket-keeper Amy Jones decided to keep up to Verma to minimize her footwork. Having said that, the move didn’t reap any fruits for Brunt and Jones as Verma hit the last two deliveries over the in-field on the leg-side.

Shafali Verma five fours off Katherine Brunt

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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