Prithvi Shaw might have failed to deliver with the bat in the recently-concluded tour game against Australia A but the India opener managed to make an impression with the ball. The right-handed batsman came up with a fine piece of delivery while bowling on the third and final day of the three-day tour game.
In fact, the delivery was so good that Wriddhiman Saha was seen clapping. Prithvi Shaw was bowling his part-time leg-spin towards the latter part of the innings when he bowled a textbook leg-spinner’s delivery that somehow managed to evade both Saha behind the stumps as well as stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.
And while Rahane was chasing the ball, a mighty impressed Saha was seen applauding Prithvi Shaw for the delivery. Later, the youngster took to Instagram to post a clip of the delivery, writing:
“It’s good to surprise sometimes the safest pair of hands in the business @wriddhi bhai @ajinkyarahane dada.It will come your way again.”
Here is the post from Prithvi Shaw:
Poor returns with the bat:
While Prithvi Shaw is delighted with his performance with the ball, one can say his performance with the bat might not have made him happy. The highly-rated batsman failed to get going in both the tour games. In four innings, he scored just 62 runs, registering scores of – 0, 19, 40 and 3.
On the other hand, the other openers – Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill – scored impressive fifties in the second tour game. Talking about the tour game, it ended in a draw. After being all out for 108 in the first innings and then reduced to 25 for 3 in the second, Australia A ended on 305 for 4 when the game ended.
Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth starred with the bat by scoring unbeaten centuries. Earlier in the game, India declared their innings on 386 for 4 with Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant scoring unbeaten centuries.