Proving his worth once again as an indispensable part of the team, Hardik Pandya gave Team India the much-needed breakthrough in the ongoing third One-day Internationals at Indore.
After not managing good starts in the first two ODIs, Australia openers- David Warner and Aaron Finch, who returned to the team after missing the last two games due to injury, gave the world champions a solid start on a pitch which is likely to witness a high-scoring game. The duo added 70 runs for the opening wicket and just when it looked like they are set for a big one, Hardik Pandya ended the promising partnership by castling Warner for 42.
Pandya bowled a quick off-cutter which cut away brilliantly after at the last moment. Warner, who failed to read the delivery, went for the drive shot but Pandya’s delivery beat the outside edge before going on to hit the top of the middle stump. A shocked Warner could do nothing except looking at his shattered stumps before walking out of the field.
Here is a clip of that wicket:
Meanwhile, the visitors will be desperate to capitalise on the solid start to put up a good total. Steve Smith & Co. have lost the first two games of the five-match series and another loss will end the series for them.