| On Updated : Jan 11, 2021 6:14 PM IST

Watch: Sanju Samson’s acrobatic fielding effort over the boundary rope saves a certain six

The Kerala born wicket-keeper Sanju Samson who is playing as a specialist batsman in today’s game has just saved 4 runs for his team with his stupendous bit of fielding near the boundary line

Superman Sanju
Sanju Samson is a natural wicket-keeper but off late he has been seen as a specialist batsman not only for India but also for his IPL team Rajasthan Royals. He is a natural athlete and proved that by taking magnificent outfield catches in IPL. Sanju Samson again proved his fielding skills with his mind-boggling effort near the boundary line in the 5th T20I where he almost plucked the catch of the decade

Fans were elated with this effort from Sanju Samson

Sanju strayed his golden opportunity once again
The Indian skipper has rested himself for the 5th T20I in order to give Sanju Samson another opportunity at the top of the order. The stand-in captain Rohit Sharma who made his comeback after getting a rest in the 4th T20I played at no. 3 to give Sanju Samson another chance at the top of the order.

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Sanju Samson who looked calm and composed at the start of his innings where he tried to rotate the strike before hitting one straight into the hands of Santner at the cover region. Sanju Samson perished for just 2 runs off 5 balls as another chance went begging for Samson.

The stand-in captain injured
Indian limited-overs captain and new red ball opener Rohit Sharma was injured when he was batting and retired hurt after not being able to continue with his innings. The update about Rohit Sharma’s injury is yet to be known.

It was Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s partnership that took India to a respectable total which India defended successfully. Rohit retired hut for a well made 60 runs off 41 balls. KL Rahul looked mighty impressive for his 45 runs. India looked in command when these two were at the crease but lost their way once Rohit and Rahul left the crease. India struggled their way to 163 to set Kiwis a target of 164.

New Zealand failed to chase down the target and in the end India won the game by 7 runs thereby creating history by whitewashing Kiwis in their own backyard 5-0.

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