Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja err in field: The two best Indian fielders were seen erring in the field in the first T20I.
During the first T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Auckland, the two best Indian fielders in batsman Manish Pandey and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja were seen erring in the field which allowed veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor (54) and all-rounder Mitchell Santner (2) to run four runs.
It all happened on the first delivery of the last over when Taylor hit a delivery on India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on the leg side. Pandey’s attempt of restricting the batsmen to a run saw him overrunning the ball and hence allowing Taylor and Santner to run the second run.
Sensing an opportunity to affect a run-out at the non-striker’s end, Jadeja attempted a direct hit but a below par throw saw the ball going towards the other side of the ground.
Till the time India all-rounder Shivam Dube could run and throw the ball back, the Kiwi pair had run four runs which is a rarity especially at a ground as small as the Eden Park.
Opening the batting with vice-captain Rohit Sharma (7) in the second innings, wicket-keeper batsman Lokesh Rahul stitched a 99-run partnership for the second wicket alongside captain Virat Kohli (45) in a 204-run target.
Eventually, it was Shreyas Iyer’s second T20I half-century, 58* (29), with the help of five fours and three sixes which guided India to a 6-wicket victory.
Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja err in field
How Twitterati reacted:
🔸 58* runs
🔸 29 balls
🔸 5 fours
🔸 3 sixes
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2020
Colin Munro – 59 (42)
Kane Williamson – 51 (26)
Ross Taylor – 54* (27)
KL Rahul – 56 (27)
Shreyas Iyer – 58* (29)
This is the first-ever match in the history of T20I cricket where five different players scored 50+ runs. #NZvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 24, 2020
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 24, 2020
Congratulations 2 team INDIA🇮🇳 @BCCI on winning d first t20 match Vs d kiwis in d high scoring match.Wel bowled @Jaspritbumrah93 @yuzi_chahal #shivamDube ..Superb stroke play from our batters to win d game.Well done 2 @klrahul11 @imVkohli @ShreyasIyer15 🤙👊💪 Keep it up guys 👍
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) January 24, 2020
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