Twitter Reactions: Vijay Shankar clinch the match for India in final over

All-rounder Vijay Shankar became the surprising hero for India as the hosts defeated Australia by eight runs at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday.

With 11 runs needed from the final over and Marcus Stoinis in top form, Shankar kept his calm and with two wickets in three balls, he was able to clinch the match for the Men in Blue.


The two frontline seamers – Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami – were both done with their quota of ten overs and although Kedar Jadhav had two overs left, Kohli handed the ball to Shankar and he did not disappoint.

On the first ball of the over, Shankar trapped Stoinis in front of the wickets (LBW)โ€‰for 52 and then followed it up with the wicket of Adamโ€‰Zampa on the third ball of the over as he castled the tail-ender for a duck.

Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli waged a lone battle to haul India to 250. The Indian captain was classy – he ran hard and pierced the gap for nine sweetly timed boundaries. Kohli did not hit a single six in his innings and the only aerial shot resulted in his dismissal in the 48th over. India could add only two more runs to the total but Kohli had ensured his bowlers had enough to defend.


Kohli also became the fastest to 9000 international runs as a captain.

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