The second ODI of the three-match series is being played between India and New Zealand in Raipur on Saturday. The first international match is being played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first.
The bowlers of the Indian team justified their captain’s decision and dropped New Zealand’s 6 wickets for 56 runs. Amidst the dominance of the Indian bowlers, Hardik Pandya attracted the most attention.
Hardik Pandya took a stunning catch of Devon Conway in his follow-through and took the cricket world by surprise.
Hardik Pandya was doing the 10th over of the innings. The fourth ball he bowled in the good length region on the off and middle stump line, on which Conway hit a front foot drive. The ball was in the light air. Hardik Pandya runs in, extends his left arm and catches the ball.
After completing the catch, Pandya dived to regain his balance and stood as if nothing had happened. But by then it was known that he had taken a special catch. The reaction time of Hardik Pandya to take the catch was only 5 seconds.
Devon Conway was stunned after seeing the catch of Hardik Pandya. The happiness of the cricket fans knew no bounds. The video of Hardik Pandya’s catch has gone viral on social media.
Let us tell you that Devon Conway could score only 7 runs in 16 balls with the help of a four. He became the fourth Kiwi batsman to be dismissed. The New Zealand team seems to be struggling in the second ODI. It has to be seen whether she will be able to put up a respectable score or not.
If you are aware that India won the first ODI played in Hyderabad by a close margin of 12 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma would like to win the second ODI and seal the series. At the same time, the New Zealand team will be seen trying hard to level the series.