Watch: Rishabh Pant Holes Out For 88-Ball 41 In The 2nd Innings Of ICC WTC Final
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Watch: Rishabh Pant Holes Out For 88-Ball 41 In The 2nd Innings Of ICC WTC Final

Watch: Rishabh Pant Holes Out For 88-Ball 41 In The 2nd Innings Of ICC WTC Final
Watch: Rishabh Pant Holes Out For 88-Ball 41 In The 2nd Innings Of ICC WTC Final

It was always on the cards, wasn’t it? Rishabh Pant [41 off 88 balls] was playing with fire throughout his stay at the crease and something had to give at some stage.

Pant had been regularly dancing down the track but on most occasions, he did not connect with his bat.

In the 70th over of the innings, Rishabh Pant once again danced down the track to smash Trent Boult out of sight.

He did connect this time around but the problem was he didn’t get the connection from the middle of the bat.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

Pant wanted to smash it towards mid-wicket but he ended up getting a thick edge off his willow.

The ball went long way up in the air and Henry Nicholls, who was standing in the slip cordon, ran backward to complete a stunning catch.

And, with that catch, he also proceeded to end India’s hopes of getting to a competitive lead.

Pant’s scratchy knock where he got a reprieve during the first few balls of his innings after Tim Southee dropped a sitter in the slips, came to a disappointing end, as did India’s hopes of winning the Test mace.

Rishabh Pant
Henry Nicholls claims a sensational catch [Image- Twitter]
Pant was immediately followed by Ashwin, who went slashing at a wide delivery to give an easy catch in the slips.

At the time of writing, India had lost their 9th wicket in the form of Mohammed Shami, who eventually holed out in the deep after having stroked a few boundaries. Jasprit Bumrah lasted just 4 balls and India were eventually bowled out for 170 with a meagre 138-run lead.

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