Washington Sundar no-look six: The first six in Test cricket hit by the Indian all-rounder will be remembered for a long time.
During the third day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Brisbane, India all-rounder Washington Sundar scored a Test half-century on debut to stitch an unprecedented rescue act for his team.
With India losing Mayank Agarwal (38) and Rishabh Pant (23) in quick succession, it was Sundar and Shardul Thakur who put together a 123-run partnership to reduce the Australian deficit to a large extent.
It was on the last delivery of the 104th over when Sundar hit the first six of his Test career. Given the manner in which he hit it, Sundar and the Indian fans will remember it for a long time.
Sundar, who had been looking to take a single off Australia spinner Nathan Lyon to keep Mohammed Siraj away from the strike against the fast bowler in the next over, had no option than to clear the in-field.
Perhaps now wanting to time the ball as well he ended up doing, Sundar slogged Lyon without even looking at the ball to hit his maiden six. Before getting out to Mitchell Starc a few overs later, Sundar scored 62 (144) with the help of seven fours and a six.
Thakur, on the other hand, converted his first international innings into his maiden half-century scoring an exceptional 67 (115) with the help of nine fours and two sixes.
The pair played a pivotal role in powering India to 336 in 111.4 overs as Australia registered a 33-run first innings lead.
Washington Sundar no-look six
That’s spicy! A no-look six from Sundar 6️⃣
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 17, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 17, 2021
सुंदर 🤗 https://t.co/4ls0sq3jq6
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 17, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) January 17, 2021
Washington Sundar is third India player to score 50 and take 3 wickets in an inns on Test debut. Dattu Phadkar vs Aus in 1947 and Hanuma Vihari vs Eng in 2018 were the first two. #AusvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 17, 2021
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