After a below-par series at the death, Arshdeep Singh put his hand up for India when it mattered the most in the fifth and final T20I when he was given the responsibility to defend 10 runs in the final over against a dangerous Matthew Wade on Sunday, December 3 in Bengaluru. Arshdeep hadn’t landed his yorkers well and was expensive in all three games he played before Sunday and was 1/37 in three overs he bowled in the finale and it was a moment for him to become a hero or zero.
And Arshdeep responded in style! A bouncer to start, then a yorker and then a bait full delivery which got him the wicket of Wade. Wade was unlucky to not get the wide off the first delivery as it was over his helmet but eventually, it was Arshdeep, who stood tall for India.
10 off 3 was always going to be difficult to make for the lower order and Arshdeep still nailed his fuller deliveries and didn’t give any loosener. On the fifth delivery, however, Nathan Ellis got hold of the fuller delivery from Arshdeep and gave it a proper whack straight down the ground.
Arshdeep got his hand to it and probably saved the umpire from getting hit in the abdomen. However, the ball still ricocheted off Arshdeep’s right hand and hit the umpire Virender Sharma on his right though and narrowly escaped a nasty injury. The commentators and Tim David in the dugout saw the funny side of it all. The video went viral on social media.
Watch the video here:
The umpire accidentally saved a boundary for India and Ellis could get only a single and Jason Behrendorff too got just a one off the last ball as Arshdeep completed a sensational final over to help India to a series-clinching victory.
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