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The second T20 match was played between India and West Indies in Kolkata. Which Team India won by 8 runs and made their name. West Indies had a target of 187 runs, in response to which the team could only score 178/3 and lost the match. During the match, Rishabh Pant once again hit a six with one hand in his familiar style. Pant played a one-handed helicopter shot on the first ball of the 19th over.
Rishabh hit this six in the direction of long off off Jason Holder’s ball. Pant has hit a six with one hand many times before. After this shot of the young wicketkeeper, all the players of the team were seen applauding except Indian captain Rohit Sharma sitting in the dug-out. WI captain Kieron Pollard then signaled for a field change immediately.
After Rishabh Pant’s shot, Indian captain Rohit Sharma sitting in the Indian dug-out and team players were seen clapping.
No four due to dead ball
Another strange incident happened during the match. Actually, during the Indian innings, the ball hit Rishabh Pant’s body and crossed the boundary, but still four did not add to Team India’s account.
It happened that the 15th over was done by Caribbean captain Kieron Pollard and wanted to leave the fourth ball of the over for Pant wide, but the ball hit his Thai pad and went across the boundary in the direction of fine leg. Rishabh Pant did not try to play the shot, so it was called a dead ball.
Pant played a strong innings
In the match, Rishabh Pant got the opportunity to bat at number 5 and he played an unbeaten innings of 52 runs in 28 balls, playing a brilliant innings. This was his third fifty while playing for India in this format. Team India scored 186 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the game of 20 overs.
Apart from Pant, former captain Virat Kohli also looked in fine rhythm and completed his half-century by hitting a six in 39 balls. Chase also put the brakes on Kohli’s (52) innings.