'Washingston Sundar se seekhlo bhai’- Fans all praise for Sundar for rescuing India with a valuable half-century

Sundar was the only batter in the side who could muster a half-century during the innings against New Zealand in the third ODI.

Rohit Kumar
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Washington Sundar: (Image Source: Twitter)

On a pitch that had a lot of grass and lateral movement, Indian batters found it hard to score runs against a potent New Zealand bowling attack in the third ODI on Wednesday. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill tried hard to give the team a solid start on a difficult pitch to bat on. However, they couldn’t stay at the crease for too long.

The first wicket fell in the 9th over as Milne accounted for Shubman Gill’s wicket for the score of 13(22). He, later, also had Dhawan (28) in the 13th over and wickets kept falling at regular intervals, thereafter. Shreyas Iyer continued his fine form with a solid 49-run knock in just 59 balls, including 8 fours.

However, the likes of Rishabh Pant (10) and Suryakumar Yadav (6) failed to make a substantial contribution. Shreyas Iyer’s (49) wicket in the 26th over meant India were in all sorts of trouble at 121 for 5 in 25.3 overs. Coming in at 7, Sundar then took on the responsibility on his shoulders and played another gem of a knock with the bat. He tried the rebuild the innings with Deepak Hooda but the latter too fell after getting a start.

Wickets kept falling at the other end but Sundar struck crucial boundaries and kept scoreboard ticking. He hit 5 fours and 1 six en-route to his second fifty in the series. He went on to score a vital knock of 51 runs in 64 balls, helping his team notch a respectable score of 219 runs at the end of the first innings.

Sundar was the only batter in the side who could muster a half-century during the innings. The fans were in awe of the Indian all-rounder as they reacted with heart-warming tweets. Here’s a look at some of the reactions:

Meanwhile, New Zealand have made a decent start in the second innings. At the end of seven overs, the Blackcaps have managed to score 28 runs without any loss of wickets.

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