Taniya Bhatia affects superlative stumping: The Indian wicket-keeper put on display exceptional skills behind the wickets.
During the first match of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup between Australia and India in Sydney, India wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia was seen having a stupendous day behind the wickets as she was involved in four dismissals.
The pinnacle of Bhatia’s skills came on the third delivery of the 17th over when she stumped Australia medium-pacer Annabel Sutherland (2) off India seamer Shikha Pandey.
Standing up to Pandey, Bhatia collected the ball swiftly after Sutherland missed a delivery outside the off-stump. Bhatia, 22, removing the bails in a jiffy saw her alluring plentiful applause from Indian fans.
Earlier, India spinner Poonam Yadav picked two wickets on consecutive balls to dent the hosts in a 133-run chase. While Yadav induced the edge off Jess Jonassen’s bat on the hat-trick delivery, it was dropped by Bhatia behind the wickets.
Looking disappointed at the moment, Bhatia seemed to have made it a point to not shelve any other chance coming her way.
Having registered match-winning bowling figures of 4-0-19-4, Yadav played a vital role in dismissing the defending champions on 115 in the last over. Wicket-keeper batswoman Alyssa Healy top-scored for Australia with 51 (35) with the help of six fours and a six.
After Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and invited India in to bat, India scored 132-4 in 20 overs on the back of all-rounder Deepti Sharma scoring 49* (46) with the help of three fours.
Taniya Bhatia affects superlative stumping
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How Twitterati reacted:
What a comprehensive win by the girls starting off the @T20WorldCup by a flyer
Kudos to the bowlers who defended a low total against 🇦🇺, especially Poonam Yadav & Shikha Pandey
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