The second T20 between England and India is underway. India had win the toss and decided to bowl first. In comparison to last game, India did two changes, They played two debutantes in the form of Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan ahead of Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel.
India started brilliantly by getting the wicket of Jos Buttler. However Jason Roy and Dawid Malan dig in. They added quick runs for the second wicket. The duo added 63 runs for the second wicket.
Malan who came at number 3 was trying to hit the spinners. At that point of time, Yuzvendra Chahal came to bowl the 9th over. The first ball he delivered was an attempted reverse sweep by Malan. He failed to connect it and there the ball just thudded into his pads. A loud appeal of LBW by the bowler was turned down by the umpire.
On the next ball, the same thing was repeated with better results for India. A same kind of length was again tried to reverse swept by Dawid Malan. However, this was much more in line with the stumps. Consequently, there was a vociferous appeal for LBW but it was turned down by the umpire again.
Review by Pant
Yuzvendra Chahal was just thinking about the review when Rishabh Pant from behind the stumps said to him – ” Le lo review le lo”. ( Take the review, take it)
Listening this, Chahal then asked the Indian skipper Kohli to take the review. Hence, Kohli oblidged instantly and did the ‘T’ sign.
In the review it was found that the ball had pitched in line, there was not any edge of bat and most importantly, the ball was hitting the stumps. The decision from the third umpire was termed as OUT. It was also one moment by Pant where he could judge the length of delivery that it will hit the stumps. One more MS Dhoni like moment. The great Dhoni whom Pant is replacing.
That wicket reduced the run rate of England because the duo were looking to accelerate the scoring. A wicket at that time was crucial to decrease England’s eventual target.
- England finished with 164-6
- Both Washinton Sundar and Shardul Thakur picked up 2 wickets each for 29 runs.
- Jason Roy top scored with 46
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