Shreyas Iyer’s outstanding run-out: The Indian batsman put on display a whole-hearted fielding effort in the second innings.
During the second ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India batsman Shreyas Iyer put on display a whole-hearted fielding effort to dismiss West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 14th over when Hetmyer cut a short delivery from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. In what seemed to be a certain boundary initially, it was stopped at the boundary by Iyer.
Having put in a desperate dive, Iyer didn’t waste a single second in tumbling across the boundary and getting up again. With Shimron and West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope going for the third run, Iyer gathered the ball and threw it back to Jadeja at the non-striker’s end.
The outstanding pinpoint throw found the batsman short at Jadeja’s end as Iyer converted a potential boundary into a wicket. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 12th over, Hetmyer ended up scoring 4 (7).
Iyer, who scored his sixth ODI half-century in the first innings, continued to better his day with an exceptional run-out. It is worth mentioning that Iyer’s quickfire innings saw him becoming the first Indian batsman to score 30+ runs in one over in ODIs.
It was West Indies captain Kieron Pollard who won the toss and invited the hosts in to bat. On the back of individual centuries from their opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma (159) and Lokesh Rahul (102), India scored a brilliant 387/5 in 50 overs.
Shreyas Iyer’s outstanding run-out
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) December 18, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
That was just sensational from @ShreyasIyer15 makes a massive massive difference to the team. Well done. What a wicket! This is a fielders wicket.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 18, 2019
Moment of magic and brilliance from Shreyas. A rare drop catch of Hetmeyer in the last game and then redemption through a sensational run out. Oh and the boy’s got some serious hitting ability .. In for a long haul @ShreyasIyer15 👏🏻 #INDvWI
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) December 18, 2019
What. An. Effort. Shreyas Iyer. #IndvWI
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 18, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 18, 2019
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