Currently, India and South Africa are locking horns with each other in the first game of the five-match ODI series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Dwaine Pretorius, after smashing three sixes off a Hardik Pandya over, was left perplexed by a well-disguised slower delivery in the next over of Harshal Patel.
South Africa’s Dwaine Pretorius was promoted to No. 3 as it was a tough task for Temba Bavuma and his men to chase down a score of 212. But Dwaine Pretorius did not show any hint of setting himself in the middle, as he smashed three sixes off Hardik Pandya when the latter came to bowl his first over on his return. It was the fifth over of the innings, and Pretorius smashed Hardik all over the park.
Then Harshal Patel came into the attack to end the Powerplay. His second ball was a slow full toss which was dipping due to lack of pace. Pretorius could not able to pick that, and as a result, the ball rattled the stumps. With that, the South African all-rounder departed after playing a fiery knock of 29 off 13 balls.
Meanwhile. following the wicket, Hardik Pandya applauded Harshal Patek for getting rid of Pretorius, who looked threatening at the crease during his short stay. Harshal, too, was pumped up after getting his wicket
Here is the video of the dismissal:
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Here is how the fans reacted:
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) June 9, 2022
Harshal Patel has mastered the art of dip 🙏
There is no real change in his arm speed. pic.twitter.com/UE3tprQyCf
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) June 9, 2022
Harshal Patel is operating as a cheat code these days.
— Ricky talks Cricket (@CricRicky) June 9, 2022
— Vishal Deshmukh (@kaafiAverage) June 9, 2022
— Rahul Choudhary (@Rahulc7official) June 9, 2022
DJ Bravo of India is Harshal Patel Agreed or not??
— Prathamesh141 (@prathamesh18451) June 9, 2022
— Mark Warrenix (@Mark_Warrenix) June 9, 2022