WATCH – Rishabh Pant Loses His Wicket In An Unfortunate Way
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2019 8:13 pm
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The Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to field against India in the first T20 International match at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy stadium in Visakhapatnam. During the toss, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli said that KL Rahul has made a come back into the playing XI while Shikhar Dhawan has been rested. The fiery pacer Umesh Yadav replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Vijay Shankar made way for debutant Mayank Markande and Rishabh Pant also retained his spot. For Australia, Peter Handscomb is making his debut.

Rishabh Pant run-out

Before the start of the game, Both the Indian cricket team and the visitors Australia paid tribute to the martyrs of the cowardly terrorist attack in Pulwama attack by maintaining two minutes of silence at the start of the game. Virat Kohli and his men were also seen wearing a black band on their arm in their honor.

India had a decent start in the innings, as they were at the score of 49/1 after the first six overs losing Rohit Sharma in the third over of the game itself. However, skipper Kohli was also dismissed in the 9th over bowled by Adam Zampa and then came Pant to bat.

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However, in the very next over bowled by D’Arcy Short, Rishabh ran himself out as a result of some brilliant fielding. Short bowled a quicker ball outside off and Pant came down the track in order to play the cut shot which came off the middle of the bat but makes the mistake of running with the shot before it had beaten the diving fielder, who quickly gathered the ball and lobbed it to the keeper to find him well short. Helped that it was to Jason Behrendorff’s right side, which is his left. Pant had left the crease and couldn’t manage to come back as KL Rahul denied the run.

Here is the video of the dismissal: