Indian pacer Harshal Patel has become the only second Indian cricketer after KL Rahul to get dismissed through Hit Wicket in the T20 Internationals.
Harshal Patel made his T20 Internationals debut in the second T20I between India and New Zealand at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi and he had an amazing outing as he bagged two wickets and won the ‘ Player Of The Match Award’.
Meanwhile, in the third T20I Harshal Patel showed his batting skills by smashing 18 runs off just 11 balls including two fours and one maximum at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
In the first ball of the 19th over Harshal smashed a beautiful six to Lockie Ferguson who is considered as one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket.
Meanwhile, in the third ball of the over Harshal Patel tried to play the cut shot, and he ended up smashing the bails. Notably, the delivery was slightly wide outside off and Harshal went too deep in the crease and eventually lost his wicket.
Talking about Lockie Ferguson he had a very bad day as he ended up conceding 45 runs in his 4 overs quota and picked only one wicket.
India Posts 184 Runs On The Board Batting First vs New Zealand
Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bat first. The opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan came out to bat after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly rang the bell at the Eden Gardens. Trent Boult opened the bowling for the Black Caps and Rohit Sharma smashed back-to-back fours in the over and the other four deliveries were dot balls.
Adam Milne came up with the second over and Kishan smashed the boundary in the first ball itself and ended the over with a four. In the second ball of the third over skipper, Rohit played his trademark pull shot and the ball ended up into the stands also in the same over Kishan smashed a four to Boult. Also, Rohit smashed a six over the long-off to Lockie Ferguson in the 4th over.
Meanwhile, openers scored 10 and 20 runs in the 5th and 6th overs and India were at 69/0 after the powerplay.
However, after that India faced a batting collapse as skipper Mitchell Santner dismissed Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant in his first two overs. Also captain Rohit Sharma played an amazing knock of 56 runs off 31 including 5 fours and 3 maximum before getting dismissed by leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in the 12th over.
Meanwhile, in the end with the help of cameo knocks of Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar India were able to post an amazing 184 runs on the board.
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