Hardik Pandya smashes 3 consecutive sixes off Todd Astle in his 22-ball 45

India made a great recovery in the fifth ODI against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium in Wellington to reach 252 after being reduced to 18 for 4 in the early overs.

Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar started the process with a 98-run partnership to take India to 116-5 but then Hardik Pandya’s late blitz got the visitors to a competitive total.

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The all-rounder smashed five sixes โ€“ three of them came in a row off leg-spinner Todd Astle โ€“ in his 22-ball 45 and helped India score 84 runs in the last ten overs.

Cricket fans also applauded Hardik on Twitter for his quick-fire 45.

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