Team India pacer Mohammed Siraj produced an AB de Villiers like shot during the 3rd ODI against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The hosts were trying to accumulate as many runs as possible in the final over of their innings. Washington Sundar smacked a six before getting catch out. But Mohammed Siraj had the crossed the crease by then that brought him in strike.
Playing his first ball of the over, Siraj produced a shot out of nowhere to collect four valuable runs for India. It was a low full toss on the middle stump and Mohammed Siraj shuffled across the wicket and scooped it past short fine leg.
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The extravagant shot from Mohammed Siraj left everyone shocked and there were few smiles in the dugout from his teammates.
Meanwhile, speaking of the game, India were reduced to 42/3 in just 9.3 overs after opting to bat first. But Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant resurrected India’s innings putting on a 110-run stand, both getting to fifties.
West Indies fought back with three quick wickets, including those of both Pant and Iyer. But Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar ensured they didn’t suffer a collapse, helping India take the score past 250. Chahar chipped in with run-a-ball 38 while Sundar contributed 33 to help India post 265 runs on the board.
In reply, Indian new ball bowlers were right on the money. Mohammed Siraj provided the first breakthrough trapping Shai Hope plumb before Deepak Chahar picked up two wickets in one over to reduce West Indies to 25/3 in just five overs.
With Nicholas Pooran and Darren Bravo in the middle, the visiting side will have to put a big partnership to avoid a whitewash.