T20 World Cup: Rishabh Bandh hits a six against Hasan Ali on Sunday.© AFP
India had a nightmare against Pakistan in the opening match of the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday. But in the midst of destruction and darkness, there were still some positive things for the Indian team. Captain Virat Kohli struggled to score a fifty and Rishabh Pund made an outstanding contribution to the batting. Fans around the world saw Bond’s “ridiculous” batting ability as wicketkeeper-batsman Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali — both with one hand.
The first max swipes to the square leg boundary with one hand, while the second one flies over the bowler’s head and over the boundary ropes.
However, the ball could not continue at the same tempo and was bowled by Shatab Khan in the 13th over of India’s innings.
Here is a video of a hand sixer behind the band:
Pandey scored 39 off 30 balls while India scored 151 for 7 in 20 overs.
With openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma out early, India started a bad game. Rahul managed to score only three runs off eight balls, while Rohit was sent back to the pavilion for a golden duck.
Virat Kohli hit a fifty and a maximum of 57 off 49 balls.
Shaheen Afridi was in tremendous form for Pakistan and took three wickets in his four overs. He dismissed Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
Pakistan scored 152 not out in 17.5 overs with a target of 152 to win.
Opening batsmen Mohammad Rizwan and Babur Assam were unbeaten in the special match. Riswan scored 79 off 55 balls and his captain scored 68 off 52 balls.
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