Shreyas Iyer staked his claim for a permanent place in the Indian T20 side as he made his way to a half century against Bangladesh in the third T20I against Bangladesh on Sunday.
On his way he reached from 31 to 49 in a space of three balls with three well hit sixes. Afif Hossain started the 14th over, bowling to Iyer. The 24-year old hit three straight sixes to get to 49.
Mumbai Magic in Nagpur
— Hotstar (@hotstartweets) November 10, 2019
3 SIXES IN A ROW ♥️ pic.twitter.com/rycRnAn9jT
— NISHANT BARAI (@maibhiengineer_) November 10, 2019
Hossain bowled the next one in the block hole- a dot ball managed. Iyer took a single off the next ball to reach his maiden T20 international 50. The over ended with another single from Pant- making it 20 in the 14th.
This came after Bangaladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first. Shafiul Islam drew first blood as Rohit Sharma was bowled for two. Shfiul also soon dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for 19. It was KL Rahul, along with Shreyas Iyer that built a partnership with both of them reaching half centuries.
Rahul scored 52 in 35 balls while Iyer scored 62 off 33 balls. Indian eventually ended the innings at 174 for 5 in their 20 overs.
How twitter reacted to India’s first innings:
Two very T20-savvy cricketers have hit the ball beautifully today. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. Been great fun to watch.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 10, 2019
— Engineer (@adam_styris) November 10, 2019
Shreyas layer hits half century and helps to pull up scores, he played some fantastic shots 🏏 Definitely he should deserve place in playing 11 in upcoming world cup. #INDvBAN #BANvIND pic.twitter.com/2DrF26C7qF
— Srinivas Reddy (@sinivasreddy_bs) November 10, 2019
Beard Face. Tatooed Arms. Came from Karnataka. Intl. T20 bowlers have families. Dripping in sauce. Sauce on Spill. Killer. Winner. Batter. Gabbar ain’t ready. Madness incoming. KL Rahul FC eating Gucci. pic.twitter.com/jhYtJpiFZk
— BrainFaden Smith (@brainfadesmith2) November 10, 2019