Rishabh Pant one-handed six: It’s been a cracker of an affair between India and England in the 3rd ODI. The Men in Blue have been batting a quick rate and are eying a target close to 350. There have been quite a few boundaries and sixes that have been hit in the first innings. One of the shots of the day was the typical Rishabh Pant one-handed six.
In the previous ODI it was fast bowler Sam Curran who was struck for the same shot. Whereas, this time, it was off-spinner Liam Livingstone who was on the receiving end of Pant’s wrath. Interestingly, Livingstone predicted that the wicket keeper batsman will come down the track and pulled his length. In spite of not reaching the pitch of the ball, Rishabh Pant went through with his shot and smashed a one handed six over the bowlers head.
The Indians got off to a blistering start and scored 103 for the first wicket under 15 overs. Shikhar Dhawan struck 67 from just 56 balls, while Rohit Sharma scored run a ball 37. Both batsmen, were dismissed by wrist spinner Adil Rashid, which was followed up by quick wickets of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul which shifted the momentum towards the visitors. However, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya didn’t shy away from playing their natural game and played some gutsy shots which got India back into the game.
The series is currently on level terms by 1-1. A win for either side will win them the Paytm Series. Team India will be looking to play all 50 overs and post a daunting target, while, England will be looking to replicate their performance from the 2nd ODI.