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WATCH: Shikhar Dhawan’s outstanding dive saves five runs for India

Dixit Bhargav

Shikhar Dhawan's outstanding dive

Shikhar Dhawan’s outstanding dive: The Indian openers’ full-length dive saw him saving five runs for the team.

During the third T20I of the ongoing Windies’ tour of India at Chennai, Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan put in a desperate dive to stop a ball from going for a six. In which was also a potential but really hard chance of taking a catch, Dhawan did exceptionally well to save five runs for his team.

It happened on the third delivery of the sixth over when Windies’ Shai Hope hit a Krunal Pandya delivery towards the deep mid-wicket region. Having hit a six off the last ball, the batsman was perhaps trying to capitalize on the last over of the powerplay.

However, Dhawan’s effort restricted the batsman to a single run. With Shimron Hetmyer hitting a six down the ground off Pandya in the same over, Windies had scored 51 runs in the powerplay. Watch the full video below:


After an impressive powerplay, Windies’ batsmen failed to up the ante as they could only score 16 runs in the next four overs. What hurt them more was the dismissal of both their openers in Hope (24) and Hetmyer (26).

Earlier, Windies’ captain Carlos Brathwaite had won the toss and chose to bat. The visitors had fielded an unchanged playing eleven. On the other hand, India made two changes to their winning combination, bringing in Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.

Read some of the recent Twitter reactions on the match below:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, 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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