Shikhar Dhawan breaks his bat: The Indian opening batsman saw his bat breaking during the Indian chase against South Africa.
During the eighth match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between South Africa and India at Southampton, India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan broke his bat after playing a pinpoint yorker off South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
It all happened on the last delivery of the fourth over when Dhawan defended a Rabada yorker. Just as a piece of Dhawan’s bat fell on the ground, the usually smiling southpaw once again smiled before having a word (or two) with South Africa wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock who picked up the broken piece of Dhawan’s bat and handed it back to him.
Chasing a 228-run target, what came as a blow for India was them losing Dhawan in the first powerplay. Opening the batting with vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Dhawan edged a Rabada delivery to de Kock on the first ball of the sixth over. The southpaw ended up scoring 8 (12).
After South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat, South Africa put on board a below par 227/9 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. All-rounder Chris Morris, who came in to bat at No. 8 in the 36th over, top-scored for his team scoring 42 (34) with the help of one four and two sixes.
With bowling figures of 10-0-51-4, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India.
Shikhar Dhawan breaks his bat:
How Twitter reacted:
Shikhar Dhawan needs to be sacked. Dude’s been shit for a while now. #INDvSA
— Blue Forever (@thoughtswarfare) June 5, 2019
— Rahul Aswal (@RahulAswalashu) June 5, 2019
1 wicket down of Shikhar Dhawan Thank You Gary #CricketKaCrown
— Smita Thakur (@Smitasmart) June 5, 2019
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