Shreyas Iyer scores 31 runs off Roston Chase over: The Indian middle-order batsman scored a brisk half-century in Visakhapatnam.
During the second ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India batsman Shreyas Iyer registered his sixth ODI half-century to propel India to 387/5 in 50 overs.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 38th over, Iyer scored a four off West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell to get going first up. With India vice-captain dominating the proceedings and subsequently getting out in the 44th over, a settled Iyer took on West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase in the 47th over.
Iyer hit the first boundary on the second delivery of the over when West Indies spinner Kharry Pierre dropped him at the boundary. A mediocre over from Chase saw him bowling a full-toss on the following delivery which was also hit for six by Iyer.
Having hit a boundary on the following delivery, Iyer had sown the seeds for a gargantuan over. The next two deliveries saw the 25-year old batsman hitting two brutal sixes to leave Chase clueless. Having scored 31 runs in the over, Iyer became the first Indian batsman to score 30+ runs in an over in ODIs.
With wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scoring 24 runs in the previous over bowled by Cottrell, the two consecutive overs witnessed Pant and Iyer scoring as many as 55 runs. Before getting out in the penultimate over, Iyer scored 53 (32) with the help of three fours and four sixes.
Shreyas Iyer scores 31 runs off Roston Chase over
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) December 18, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
11 ODIs, 6 half-centuries for Shreyas Iyer 👏
— ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2019
Iyer is growing in stature with every innings. And Pant is showing why he’s considered to be the X-Factor. Some sensational hitting from the young duo. 387 is too high a mountain to climb… #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 18, 2019
Shreyas Iyer reached his 6th ODI fifty in just his 9th innings – the FASTEST of all Indians.
Prev fastest: Navjot Sidhu in 11 innings#INDvWI
— Kausthub (@kaustats) December 18, 2019
What brutality! What carnage!
Rohit Sharma set the tone, moving from 100 to 150 off just 25 balls after he and KL Rahul had built the platform, but Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were something else smashing an outrageous 73 off 25 balls to blast India to 387/5.#INDvWI🏏🇮🇳🌴
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) December 18, 2019
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