Watch: Washington Sundar pulls off a full-stretched diving catch on his own bowling vs NZ in 1st T20I
On 27 January 2023, team India locked horns with New Zealand in the first game of the three-match T20I series. The match took place in Ranchi. Speaking of the match, Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl first. However, he also confirmed that they went with three spin bowling options in the likes of Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Deepak Hooda.
However, some fans were in shock not to see Yuzvendra Chahal in the line-up. For the Kiwis, Devon Conway and Finn Allen came out to open the innings. But, Washington Sundar came up with a brilliant effort on his own bowling. Hence, that video has now gone viral as his effort left fans crazy.
Here is the shared video:
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Washington Sundar took two wickets for 22 runs in his four overs in the first T20I
Speaking of the video, the incident took place during the fifth over of New Zealand’s innings. Washington Sundar was bowling while Mark Chapman was batting. But, on the sixth and final delivery of that over, Chapman tried to hit the ball down the ground. However, he failed to keep the ball on the ground.
Washington reacted quickly and dived full-length to his right. Then, he took it one-handed and made sure that it did not touch the ground as he came down. Thus, Chapman went to the dugout after scoring a duck despite facing four balls. Washington Sundar finished his four-over spell with two wickets for 22 runs. With his effective bowling spells in the middle overs, Sundar has become an integral part of team India, especially in the shortest format of the game.
Speaking of the match, Devon Conway scored 52 runs off 35 balls, including seven fours and one six. Finn Allen also scored 35 runs off 23 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes. Therefore, after 18 overs, the Kiwis were at 141 runs for five wickets. Finally, they ended the innings after scoring 176 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Daryl Mitchell remained not out on 59* runs off 30 balls.