New Delhi: In the third T20 played between India and South Africa, Team India’s openers played explosive innings. After losing the toss, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who came to bat first, presented a view of the bat. Both the batsmen remained frozen for 10 overs. While Ruturaj hit 57 runs in 35 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of more than 162, Ishan Kishan hit 54 runs in 35 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. The swashbuckling innings of both the batsmen enthralled the visitors in Visakhapatnam.
Ishan Kishan fell, lost his wicket too
However, after the dismissal of Ruturaj Gaikwad in the 10th over and Shreyas Iyer in the 13th over, something happened with Ishan Kishan, who was batting brilliantly, that he lost his wicket. Dwayne Pretorius adopted a different strategy in the 14th over for Ishaan, who was batting brilliantly.
He bowls the fourth ball around the wicket off-cutter, Ishaan tries to hit it for a six, but he slips and falls to the crease. Due to lack of strength in Ishaan’s shot, this ball could not cross the boundary and the fielder looking towards deep forward, Reeza Hendricks caught a simple catch and made him walk.
Brilliant batting from Hardik Pandya
After Ishaan, captain Rishabh Pant was dismissed for 6 and Dinesh Karthik scored 6. After this, the vice-captain Hardik Pandya took the lead for Team India. Hardik scored 31 runs in 21 balls hitting 4 fours. Indian team scored 179 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.
first published:June 14, 2022, 8:54 p.m.