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. India’s stand-in Rishabh Pant survived an easy chance after he collided with Kagiso Rabada while returning to the crease but the fielder failed to run him out.
Earlier, after winning the toss, the visiting skipper, Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl first citing the chances of some dew. India has started well against South Africa as their openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan provided them with a good start scoring 57 runs for the opening wicket. Rishabh Pant came out bat when India was poised on 137/2. Pant was striking the ball cleanly but he survived a run-out during his knock.
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Kagiso Rabada was bowling the 14th over of the innings with Shreyas Iyer at the striker’s end and Rishabh Pant was on the other end. Shreyas played it towards short mid-wicket and Pant tried to sneak a single. However, Shreyas denied the single, and Pant then collided with Rabada. He was short of the crease and the fielder had an opportunity to run him out. Surprisingly, the fielder missed the easy run-out chance and the Indian wicketkeeper-batter survived.
Here is the video of the incident:
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
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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:
Kagiso Rabada deliberately hit to Rishabh Pant.#INDvsSA #INDvSA #RishabhPant #TeamIndia #Cricket #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/n7gJ7Pt3ew
— Jangid_Vip (@vip_jangid) June 9, 2022
Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada* https://t.co/rwi3RAsrtR
— TUSHAR 🏏 (@mainlycricket) June 9, 2022
Rabada Bhai apka captain tha Rishabh pant ek time pr ….
Ye kya kar rahe the aap 🙏😅😭#INDvsSA
— Sid Malhotra 🖤✨💞 (@vgcggvhbj) June 9, 2022
That was serious rugby style tackle from KG Rabada to his former DC captain now India's Rishabh Pant. Fair play points kaato inke 😭😭😭😭#INDvsSA
— Diamond Biscuit (@DiamondBiskit) June 9, 2022
Ish rabada ka kuch karna padega 👀#INDvsSA #rishabhpant
— Tani 💛 (@Spellbounded17) June 9, 2022
Rabada pushes #RishabhPant 😡
— RAJAT (@RajatNarayanSi2) June 9, 2022
It's 2022 and Rishabh Pant still can't play wide deliveries
— Adish Shetty (@36__NotAllOut) June 9, 2022