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Twitter Reactions; Hardik Pandya Bags Maiden 5 Wicket Haul

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Hardik Pandya produced a sensational piece of fast bowling and bagged his first five-wicket of his Test career on day 2 of the 3rd Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. For the very first time in the series, Hardik looked threatening and made light work of the English batting line-up and ended up bagging 6 wickets for just runs.

Hardik Pandya’s brilliant spell 

India began the day’s play on 307/6. They would have hoped to have crossed the 350 mark but the English bowlers quite splendid in the opening session and didn’t allow the Indian tail to wag. After the fall of Rishabh Pant’s wicket to Stuart Broad, the visitors lost their last 4 wickets for just 6 runs. James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes returned with 3 wickets each.

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Hardik Pandya celebrates one of his 5 wickets on Day 2 of the 3rd Test against England at Nottingham. (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)

The Indian bowlers were quite ordinary to start with. They conceded easy 46 runs before lunch was taken. However, their approach was quite different in the 2nd session. They came all guns blazing and ran through the English top order. It was Ishant Sharma who provided the maiden breakthrough and it was followed up by a wicket from Jasprit Bumrah.

India quite sensational with the ball 

It was Ishant Sharma again to send back Ollie Pope to the dressing room. Hardik Pandya came into the attack and got the prized wicket of the English skipper Joe Root in his very first delivery. He bagged the wicket of Jonny Bairstow up next and literally ran through the tail. His next three wickets included the likes of Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad.

He well in the full-length area and he was rewarded with his first ever five-wicket haul in international cricket. It was indeed a special spell from Hardik who faced severe criticism from every quarter for his below-par performances in the first two Tests. He will definitely have his tale up from the next innings after the wonderful performance today. Hardik eventually finished with an exceptional spell of 5/28 as they bowled England out for a paltry 161 runs.

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Hardik Panyda finished with sensational figures of 5/28 in his 6 overs spell.

Here is who Twitterati reacted after the wonderful spell from Hardik

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