IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: New Zealand appeared helpless as India won the second ODI by 8 wickets. The game was clearly lopsided, with India controlling every aspect of it beginning with the first over of the first innings when Shami sent Finn Allen back to the pavilion. India won the toss and skipper Rohit Sharma forgot the planning and took 13 seconds to decide whether to bowl or bat and in the end came up with the prior.
India bundled out New Zealand for just 108 runs also their third-lowest total in the ODIs. The full credit goes to the bowlers and the efforts they put forward while bowling. Shami brought down Finn Allen in the 5th ball of the first over. Siraj took the second wicket and then we saw two incredible and astounding catching efforts on their own bowling, firstly from Mohammad Shami and then from Hardik Pandya.
Let’s take a look in brief:
IND vs NZ: Mohammad Shami ‘Caught and Bowled’ Daryl Mitchell
Mohammad Shami grabbed a one-handed catch off his own bowling in the powerplay on the first ball of the seventh over. Shami sent back Daryll Mitchell, who played an uppish drive to the bowler’s left side but was met with Shami in the middle, who took a sensational catch instead.
This was Mohammad Shami’s second wicket after he castled out the kiwi opener Finn Allen.
IND vs NZ: Hardik Pandya’s incredible one-handed return catch sends Devon Conway
Hardik Pandya took a one-handed stunner catch in his own bowling, similar to Mohammad Shami, but quite tougher. He came in to bowl the tenth over, and on the fourth ball of the over, Pandya bowled a good-length delivery on off-stump, which Conway tried to drive back past the bowler, but he hit it uppishly. Pandya realized quickly that the ball was coming back at him from his left side. With his left hand, he attempted to catch the ball, and it got stuck. He made one of the best catches you will ever see by cleanly grabbing the ball before falling to the ground.
Shami, like Pandya, stretched out his left hand and caught the ball. Shami’s catch, however, was a little easier than Pandya’s as the ball came at a nice height for him.
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