Rishabh Pant takes revenge on Liton Das: The Indian wicket-keeper eventually managed to send back the Bangladeshi opener.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant managed to take revenge on Bangladesh opening batsman Liton Das.
It all started in the sixth over of the Bangladeshi innings when Pant collecting the ball in front of the stumps gave a reprieve to Das. With the rule stating that the no part of wicket-keeper’s gloves should be in front of the stumps, the umpires declared the ball as a no-ball.
Being deprived of a wicket when the Bangladeshi opening batsmen in Liton Das and Mohammad Naim were going after the bowlers hurt India but not for too long as an astute Pant made sure Das didn’t make much damage with the bat in hand.
On the second delivery of the eighth over, it was Das’ turn to commit a mistake as he lacked awareness after missing a Yuzvendra Chahal delivery. With the batsman attempting to sneak in a single, Pant was aware enough to pick the ball after appealing for an LBW. Having put on display a direct-hit, Pant found Das short of his crease.
Having scored 29 (21) with the help of four fours, Das became the first Bangladeshi batsman to be dismissed. It was India captain Rohit Sharma who won the toss and put the visitors in to bat. Both the teams have fielded an unchanged Playing XI.
Rishabh Pant takes revenge on Liton Das:
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) November 8, 2019
So Rishabh Pant’s nifty thinking has given India a free wicket.
Liton Das thought the ball had gone past the keeper, so he tried sneaking a single. Pant swooped in, turned and threw the stumps down to get the first Bangladesh wicket. Massive for India. #INDvBAN https://t.co/1ESnLO5tYS
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) November 7, 2019
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