A desperate attempt to take a catch during the second ODI between India and Windies, Rishabh Pant suffered a nasty looking injury.
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With Windies going great guns while chasing a challenging 321, every run needed to be saved. And in one such attempt, Rishabh Pant ended up injuring himself. The incident occurred on the first delivery of the 36th over. Yuzvendra Chaha bowled a flighted delivery to Rovman Powell.
The ball deserved to be hit and Powell duly obliged, hitting it straight over the bowler’s head. However, it did not clear the fence as Pant came running in from long on and took a stunning catch. But with his eyes on the ball, he had no idea about the boundary rope as he crossed the rope while still in motion and ended up crashing his left shoulder onto the boundary hoardings.
He was soon seen grimacing in pain while the umpire signalled a six. The youngster then had to leave the field in pain.
Here is a clip showing Rishabh Pant injuring himself while taking a catch:
OUCH! That would have hurt Pant https://t.co/g2Pz8J1wqN
— Anpadh educated (@PRINCE3758458) October 25, 2018
Talking about the game, Windies came up with a stunning batting effort to tie the game.
Batting first India scored 321 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. Captain Kohli once again starred with the bat, scoring 157 not out off just 129. Ambati Rayudu also played an important knock of 73.
Asked to bowl first, Windies started the proceedings well. Kemar Roach sent back in-form Rohit Sharma for just 4 before Ashley Nurse accounted for Shikhar Dhawan to reduce India to 40 for 2.
However, Kohli once again bailed India out of trouble. He and Ambati Rayudu stitched together a stand of 139 runs to lay the foundation for a good total. Nurse ended the stand by dismissing Rayudu for 73. But while wickets kept on falling at regular intervals from one end, Kohli held firm from the other. In the end, he remained unbeaten on 157 to take India to a challenging total of 321 for 6.
In reply, Windies were reeling at 78 for 3 at one stage before Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer shared a 143-run stand to revive the chase. Hetmyer was dismissed for 94 off just 64 balls while Hope remained till the end. With 5 runs needed off the last ball, he hit a four off Umesh Yadav to secure a deserved tie.