In fact, Devon Conway was continuously taking Shardul Thakur on his target but Shardul, who came to bowl the 26th over, surprised him by bouncing the very first ball to Darrell Mitchell. Mitchell tried to shoot over the head without looking but he missed, but in the meantime the ball kissed his gloves lightly and went into the gloves of Ishaan Kishan.
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As soon as the ball was caught in his hand, Ishaan Kishan made a strong appeal for the catch and he got a lot of support from fellow players, but it did not show any effect on umpire Madan. He felt that there was no contact between the ball and Conway and did not give out but Ishan Kishan was fully confident and decided to take DRS without further delay. To get the result, the support of the third umpire was again taken. During this, it was found in the video replays that Ishaan reached Kishan after touching the ball with Mitchell’s gloves.
On the very next ball, Shardul trapped New Zealand captain Tom Latham. In fact, Shardul showed cleverness and put a knuckle ball to Latham. Facing the first ball, before Latham could understand anything, the ball hit his bat and reached Hardik Pandya. How could Hardik miss that easy catch? In such a situation, the New Zealand captain was forced to return to the pavilion in despair.
In this way, Shardul Thakur took three wickets for 45 runs in 6 overs for India in bowling. Shardul was also adjudged man of the match for his strong performance. Apart from this, three wickets also came in the account of Kuldeep Yadav. While Yuzvendra Chahal got two wickets while Hardik Pandya and Umran Malik got one success each.
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