The Indian bowlers had a quite a bad start in the first T20I against New Zealand, 2019. The hosts battered the Indian bowlers left, right and centre and gave a blistering start to the team. On one hand, where Colin Munro made way to the pavilion on the score of 34 runs, Tim Seifert played fearlessly and continued to dominate the visiting bowlers. Seifert made 84 runs from 43 balls hitting seven fours and six maximums. But, Dinesh Karthik proved to be a silver lining for the Indian team as he took a stunning catch to dismiss Daryl Mitchell on the score of 8 runs. Hardik & Krunal Pandya Become The Third Sibling Duo To Play For India During IND v NZ T20, 2019.
Mitchell went on to hit big for a moment it looked as if Karthik would grab the ball after overstepping on to the boundary. But the wicketkeeper-batsman exhibited the presence of mind and threw the ball into the air, dived further inside the boundary and got the catch. The Kiwis had scored 164 runs when Karthik took the catch. Dinesh Karthik, however, had dropped a couple of catches. Check out the video below:
— Shankar (@shanmsd) February 6, 2019
No sooner Karthik took the catch, his names started trending on social media and the netizens lauded his effort. Check out a few tweets.
Third class fielding and bowling effort by team india . Full credit gone to Dinesh Karthik.#NZvIND
— UtpalNparashar (@UNParashar) February 6, 2019
Catch of the match.
Catch of match
— I'm_black🚨 (@vinod_v19) February 6, 2019
Here’s another one.
Dinesh Karthik is lucky he dropped two catches which didnt cost much though😂😂#NZvIND
— Phenomenal_One 🇮🇳☀️ (@kingslayer112) February 6, 2019
Talking about the match, the Kiwis have posted a total of 219 runs for the Indians. The onus will lie on the Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to give a good start to the team. Stay tuned to LatestLY for updates of the match.