Often the bowlers are under the pump in the T20I format, which witnesses the batters flashing their thick blades and getting a boundary despite a well-executed delivery. It certainly hurts when the fielders don’t support the bowlers when the batter mistimes the shot and gives the team a catching opportunity or chance to contain the flow of runs. One such scenario happened in India’s third T20I game against South Africa on Tuesday (October 4) at Indore.
Batting first, South Africa were off to a terrific start with Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw at their top form. The duo added 90 runs in quick time before Quinton de Kock was dismissed for 68. However, Rossouw (100*) was sensational to find back his lost touch to keep the momentum intact and got support from Tristan Stubbs (23) as well.
In the last over of the innings bowled by Deepak Chahar, David Miller was imperious with his ball-striking abilities. In the penultimate ball, Miller pulled a short ball towards the deep square-leg, where Mohammed Siraj was stationed. Siraj managed to catch the ball but moved back only to realize he has stepped on the boundary cushions.
The viral video clip has witnessed captain Rohit Sharma furious, while Chahar is seemingly abusing Siraj.
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Chahar’s over went for 24 runs, and Proteas managed to post 227 on the board. In response, India could score only 178 and lost the game by 49 runs. Nevertheless, the Men in Blue sealed the series 2-1.