The young Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant was dismissed on a golden duck against South Africa as he fell to Andile Phehlukwayo in the third and final ODI in Cape Town. Pant, who played a brilliant knock of 85 runs in the second ODI in Paarl, charged down and played a loose shot to sweeper cover, which resulted in his wicket.
Talking about the game, the stand-in Indian skipper, KL Rahul won the toss again and decided to bowl first citing the recent ODI results at the venue. India made as many as four changes in the playing XI as compared to the second ODI as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, and Venkatesh Iyer were replaced by Prasidh Krishna, Jayant Yadav, Deepak Chahar, and Suryakumar Yadav.
After being asked to bat first the hosts had lost a couple of wickets in the 10 overs itself, however, Quinton de Kock made a solid partnership with Rassie van der Dussen for the 4th wicket, as the southpaw scored his 17th century as well.
However, after the wickets of De Kock and Van der Dussen in back-to-back overs to Japrit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal, South Africa lost the plot and eventually got bundled out for 287.
During the chase of 288 runs, India suffered an early loss of KL Rahil in the first 4 overs itself, but Virat Kohli and Shikhar made a solid partnership of 98 runs for the second wicket, before Dhawan getting dismissed by Andile Phehlukwayo, even Rishabh Pant got out in the same over going for an audacious shot.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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Here is how the fans reacted to the golden duck of Rishabh Pant:
That guy 😂🙈😂
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 23, 2022
Pant comes, slogs first ball, holes out, returns to the dressing room. Well…
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 23, 2022
— PrabhaTorres (@PrabhaElnino) January 23, 2022
Next person who says "Thats how Pant plays" deserves a few 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬.
— Arnab (@simplyarnab) January 23, 2022
Abhi mai rishabh pant ka bohat hi bada fan ban gaya hu🤙🤙#INDvSA
— Shreyas more (@Shreyas33215581) January 23, 2022
— Pritam Kundu (@PritamK16125112) January 23, 2022
— Karamdeep (@oyeekd) January 23, 2022
— Nisha Kashyap (@nishakashyapp) January 23, 2022
You are looking at Rishabh Pant's contribution in this match pic.twitter.com/Tg9liY5LKL
— the_Vishvajit_7 (@the_Vishvajit_7) January 23, 2022