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Hardik Pandya Cleans Up Finn Allen On The Second Ball Of The Innings
By CricShots - Jan 24, 2023 8:19 pm
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Team India is locking horns with New Zealand in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore with the host having an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. KL Rahul is missing the ODI series due to his marriage but Finn Allen gave the spectators a spectacular reminder of the opener. Allen chopped the ball into his wickets to be dismissed, replicating Rahul’s well-known pattern of getting out in such a fashion.

Hardik Pandya
Finn Allen was cleaned up by Hardik Pandya

After winning the first couple of ODIs of the series against New Zealand, India was on top of proceedings once again in the third ODI following an impressive performance with the bat after being asked to bat first. After putting the visitors under pressure with a mammoth total, the hosts started off well with the ball by dismissing Finn Allen in the first over of the innings.

The hosts were missing KL Rahul on the field, given the opener had his wedding the previous day, but Allen’s dismissal ensured that the spectators did not miss the Indian batter.

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Finn Allen tried to play the second ball of the innings and bowled slightly outside off with soft hands. However, the batter failed in his attempt and an inside edge from the bat cannoned into the stumps. The dismissal was identical to the manner in which KL Rahul did for a significant period of time of late.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Finn Allen:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

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New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

Twitter was quick to notice the similarities and decided to celebrate the unique gift by Allen to KL Rahul on his marriage day with a plethora of funny reactions.