“What a delivery”: Punjab Kings’ fans rejoice as Jhye Richardson bowls unplayable yorker to Tim Seifert in 1st T20I

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 22/02/2021

Jhye Richardson bowls unplayable yorker: The Australian fast bowler picked a wicket in only his first over at the Hagley Oval.

During the first T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, Australia fast bowler Jhye Richardson picked a wicket off only the second delivery that he bowled after being introduced into the attack as a first-change bowler in the third over.

Playing his first T20I after almost a couple of years, Richardson let the ball talk against New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert (1). In what was a pinpoint yorker, Seifert was found wanting due to the express pace of the ball.

With the bat coming down a bit late, Seifert could no nothing to stop the ball from hitting the stumps. In what is Richardson’s first T20I against New Zealand, the 24-year old player has started on an excellent note giving away 22 runs in his first three overs.

Opening the batting with Martin Guptill (0), Seifert added to the hosts’ woes as they lost their opening batsman within the first three overs after Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to field. After the dismissal of captain Kane Williamson (12) in the following over, a brisk 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips brought them back into the match.

Richardson, who was bought by Punjab Kings in Indian Premier League 2021 auction for a whopping INR 14 crore last week, impressed his Punjabi fans who took to social media platform Twitter to laud the right-arm bowler.

Jhye Richardson bowls unplayable yorker to Tim Seifert

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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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