Rohit Sharma managed an unbelievable save to deny Kieron Pollard a boundary during the first T20 International between India and West Indies. However, it will go down in the record books as a catch dropped rather than a boundary saved.
Rohit managed to make the ball incredibly stick in his hand on the run, but the momentum was taking him over the boundary rope. Hence, he had to put the ball back in play, saving the four runs.
Here’s twitter user tweeting the video of Rohit Sharma’s effort-
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Immediately after the incredible effort, Rohit Sharma dropped an absolute sitter. India’s fielding, quite unnaturally, did not seem to be up to the mark on Friday. There was a catch dropped either side of the boundary saved. As per the record books, that would be three consecutive drops.
There were also a few occasions where Indian fielders were guilty of sloppy fielding. As a result, West Indies posted a huge 207 runs in their 20 overs.
West Indies showed their strength starting with opener Evin Lewis, who powered his way to 40 off just 17 balls. Shimron Hetmyer in the middle order reached his maiden T20I half century while Pollard, with some help from the Indian fielders, smashed 37 off 19. A final flourish from Jason Holder took the West Indies past 200.
Earlier, India had won the toss and elected to field first. The decision did not seem to have come off, at least after the first half of the match. Indian bowlers took a toll, with only Ravindra Jadeja managing a respectable economy rate of 7.5. He also contributed with a wicket in his four overs. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets, conceding 36 runs.
Deepak Chahar was the most expensive bowler for India, giving away 56 runs in his four overs.