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WATCH: Shreyas Iyer’s diving effort near boundary save a certain six in 1st T20I

Iyer made up for his poor batting performance with outstanding effort in the field.

Tejas Rathi Author

Updated - 30 July 2022 10:50 am

Shreyas Iyer

The fielding efforts always play a key role in making or breaking a match for any team across all formats of the game. The longest format generally has significance in the slip cordons, with the edges flowing out from the batters. It is completely different in the limited overs, wherein the players pay heed to save fours/sixes or take catches near the boundary cushions.

The 1st T20I between India and West Indies in Trinidad witnessed an outstanding effort by both teams. In the first half of the game, Akeal Hosein and Shimron Hetmyer impressed with their catching efforts to help the Caribbean team in dismissing Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma respectively.

However, Dinesh Karthik was the difference in the death overs, wherein he produced a terrific knock of 41 off 19, paving way for India to post 190 on the board. In response, the West Indies team did not have a good start to their innings. They lost the wickets of Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder until the third over.

The first ball of the fifth over of the innings witnessed Nicholas Pooran charging towards Ravichandran Ashwin to launch a big shot towards the deep mid-wicket area. However, Shreyas Iyer was positioned in the same position and jumped to take the catch, and then threw the ball quickly before stepping onto the boundary cushions.

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The effort certainly evaded Pooran to get a strong start to his innings. Although he did hit a solitary four and a six, the southpaw was dismissed by Ashwin in the ninth over of the innings. The likes of Rovman Powell and Shimron Hetmyer were soon dismissed as well by Ravi Bishnoi and Ashwin, respectively.

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