Watch: Rohit Sharma funnily slaps Mohammed Siraj in dugout, Twitterati reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 18, 2021 12:06 am
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India and New Zealand are up against each other in the first T20I of the three-match series in Jaipur. Both teams are coming from the UAE where they participated in the T20 World Cup 2021.

Mohammed Siraj

Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. India handed debut cap to Venkatesh Iyer while Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Siraj returned in the playing XI. New Zealand brought Mark Chapman, Rachin Ravindra, Todd Astle and Lockie Ferguson in the playing XI.

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Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell walked out to open the innings for New Zealand while Bhuvneshwar Kumar had the new ball in his hand. Guptill took a single on the second ball to get to the non-striker’s end. Bhuvi bowled a delicious inswinger which castled Mitchell for a golden duck and gave New Zealand an early jolt.

Mark Chapman, replacing Kane Williamson, walked out at number 3 for New Zealand. He batted with intent and counter-attacking approach to tackle the Indian bowlers. Chapman raised his maiden T20I fifty before Ravichandran Ashwin dented New Zealand innings with a double-wicket over. Ashwin dismissed Chapman and Glenn Phillips within four balls.

Meanwhile, Martin Guptill got his eyes set and was looking dangerous after scoring his fifty. He got out after scoring 70 runs in 42 balls but New Zealand failed to give a flourish in the death overs and managed to put 164/6 in 20 overs.

In response, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walked out with all guns blazing and blasted Trent Boult for 21 runs in one over. Rahul got out to Mitchell Santner while Rohit got out to Boult after scoring 48 runs.

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Meanwhile, after getting out Rohit Sharma was seen slapping Mohammed Siraj in a funny moment while sitting in the dugout.

Watch the video here and how Twitterati reacted to it;

On the match’s front, Suryakumar Yadav scored a stroke-filled fifty. He got out to Trent Boult after scoring 62 runs in 40 balls. New Zealand bowlers took the game deep but Venkatesh Iyer and Rishabh Pant held their nerves to hit important boundaries in the last over to take India over the line with five wickets in hand.