Shreyas Iyer Finds Quirkiest Way of Getting Out In Mount Maunganui
By CricShots - Nov 20, 2022 2:29 pm
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The second match of the three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand is being played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The Indian batter Shreyas Iyer, who was witnessing in good rhythm in this match, got out hit wicket. When he got out, he had scored 13 runs in nine balls with the help of a four and a maximum. While playing Loki Ferguson’s ball on the back foot, his leg went off the wicket.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer got hit wicket

However, then Shreyas Iyer did not know and ran to take the run. He later realized it when the opposition players celebrated. After that, he could not believe it. He had to return to the pavilion with a heavy heart. Shreyas is the 25th batsman to take a hit wicket in T20 Internationals. Also, he is the fourth batsman of India to be dismissed in this way. Harshal Patel, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya got hit-wicket before Iyer.

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Hardik Pandya was hit-wicket on the last ball against England in the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Rahul is the first batsman to hit-wicket for India in T20Is. He was dismissed like this off Jeevan Mendis in 2018 against Sri Lanka. At the same time, Harshal Patel also hit wicket against New Zealand on the same ball of Lockie Ferguson.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Shreyas Iyer:

Talking about the match, New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first. Team India sent Ishaan Kishan and Rishabh Pant for the opening while experimenting in this match. However, Pant could not do much and got out after scoring six runs in 13 balls. Ishaan Kishan played an inning of 36 runs in 31 balls. In his innings, he hit five fours and a six.

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After this, Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer took the innings forward and took India’s score beyond 100. There was a 39-run partnership between the two for the third wicket. After the dismissal of Shreyas, Suryakumar along with captain Hardik Pandya led the innings. Suryakumar, meanwhile, scored his 13th half-century in T20 Internationals.