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WC 2019: Twitterati Trolls India For Poor Batting In The Warm-up Game
By CricShots - May 25, 2019 7:33 pm
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The batting line-up of Team India failed to deliver as per the expectations in their first warm-up match against New Zealand which is been played at Kennington Oval, London. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first on a green top. It was a brave decision from him as the conditions were bowling friendly. Hence, he wanted his batsmen to go through the testing conditions. India played with 13 players as Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav were given rest due to their respective injuries.

Indian batsmen failed to deliver

India had a forgettable start as Rohit Sharma was plumbed in front by Trent Boult. The southpaw seamer got the ball to move back in and the Indian deputy skipper could not get any bat. He was adjudged out by Kumar Dharmasena, but he decided to go for DRS and replays showed that it was umpire’s call.

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Shikhar Dhawan soon followed his opening partner in the very next over of Boult. After his dismissal, KL Rahul had a perfect chance to cement his place in the line-up, but he failed to do so as he chopped the ball back on to the stumps while playing his ultra soft hands.

Trent Boult stole the show

Virat was looking good but the talisman batsman was outplayed by a brilliant delivery from Colin de Grandhomme. Hardik Pandya played some delightful shots in his innings and looked confident during his stay at the crease. Hardik also got some apt support from MS Dhoni who scored 17 runs from 42 balls.

Both the batsmen added 38 runs for the fifth wicket partnership as Pandya scored 30 runs from 37 balls with the help of six fours. Dinesh Karthik also had a chance to cement his place but the right-hander flicked an innocuous ball straight to deep fine-leg.

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Ravindra Jadeja proved his worth as he was timing the ball with perfection. The southpaw batsman scored his runs at more than run-a-ball. The southpaw all-rounder also completed his fifty off 47 balls. James Neesham and Trent Boult scalped three wickets each whereas Tim Southee snared one wicket.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s poor batting performance: