WATCH: Shivam Dube’s pinpoint yorker dismisses Mohammad Naim in Nagpur T20I

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 10/11/2019

Shivam Dube’s pinpoint yorker dismisses Mohammad Naim: The rookie Indian all-rounder bowled a game-changing over in Nagpur.

During the third T20I of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India in Nagpur, India all-rounder Shivam Dube bowled a pinpoint yorker to dismiss Bangladesh opening batsman Mohammad Naim.

It all happened on the third delivery of the 16th over when Naim’s attempt to back away and play a big shot off Dube’s yorker saw him getting bowled after playing a fantastic innings.

Opening the batting with Liton Das (9), Naim ended up scoring 81 (48) with the help of 10 fours and a couple of sixes. Him particularly attacking India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the pinnacle of his innings.

With India not playing all-rounder Krunal Pandya in this match, Dube had to bowl his full quota of overs. The 26-year old cricketer stood tall on his potential as he picked three wickets at key junctures in the match.

On the first delivery of his third over, Dube bowled Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (0) to put India on the driver’s seat. Other than dismissing Naim in his following over, Dube also caught and bowled Afif Hossain (0) on the next delivery to totally change the course of the match.

Having bowled his full quota of overs for the first time in international cricket, Dube registered bowling figures of 4-0-30-3 while defending a 175-run target.

After Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and put India in to bat, the hosts scored 174/5 on the back of individual half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (62) and Lokesh Rahul (52).

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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