Delhi: While Ashish Nehra, who was playing his last game, was the talking point during the first India versus New ZealandTwenty20 here on Wednesday, the young Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya did his bit to attract attention from the crowd present at the Feroz Shah Kotla and those who were watching the game.
Pandya, who is one of the best fielders in the side, took an absolute blinder to dismiss Martin Guptill during the New Zealand chase. Pandya’s superman-like effort earned him plaudits. While Pandya, who batted ahead of skipper Virat Kohli, could not score a run, he stole the show with his fielding acrobats and pretty much made up for his failure with the bat.
After Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma powered India to 202/3, it was time for the bowlers to make early inroads. New Zealand openers – Guptill and Colin Munro – looked to have come out with an intent to successfully chase down the huge target. However, New Zealand’s plans came crashing down as Pandya produced a blinder of a catch to dismiss Guptill.
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