Rishabh Pant run-out vs New Zealand: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman was at the wrong end of miscommunication with his vice-captain.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Wellington, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was involved in a massive miscommunication with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane which led to his dismissal.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 59th over when Rahane played a Tim Southee delivery towards point. Rahane, who was interested in a single from the word go, started to run despite non-striker Pant seeming uninterested.
With Pant being the right person to call for the run, Rahane dominating the call invited drastic chaos in the middle which resulted in Pant needing to sacrifice his wicket for Rahane.
Having watched Rahane almost reaching the non-striker’s end, Pant started to run towards the striker’s end to complete the improbable task of completing the run. Despite some confusion with respect to the throw from point fielder Ajaz Patel, Pant was nowhere in the frame to complete the run.
Resuming batting from 10* in the morning, Pant ended up scoring 19 (53) with the help of one four and one six. After New Zealand captain Kane Williamson put India in to bat first yesterday, his bowlers justified his decision by bundling out the visitors for 165 in 68.1 overs.
Having scored 46 (138) with the help of five fours, Rahane top-scored for his team. With bowling figures of 16-3-39-4, debutant New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was the pick of their bowlers.
Rishabh Pant run-out vs New Zealand
— Shubham (@Shubham22605990) February 22, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 21, 2020
#RishabhPant run out disappointing, there was a single in it, but Pant said no from the start, #AjinkyaRahane kept going & left him for dead. When one partner says no you don’t run. Game changing moment. #INDvsNZTestCricket #INDvsNZ #NZvsIND #Cricket #ICC #TeamIndia #BCCI
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) February 22, 2020
— Shikha Rai🇮🇳 (@Shikharai07) February 22, 2020
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