India vs New Zealand: Dinesh Karthik makes up for dropped catch with stunner

first_imgBrief Score – New Zealand 219/6 (20 overs) vs India. Tim Seifert (84), Colin Munro (34), Hardik Pandya (2/51). Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik dismissed New Zealand debutant Daryl Mitchell with a stunning catch off the bowling of Hardik Pandya, during the first T20 international at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday.Karthik made up for earlier dropping a relatively easier catch of New Zealand wicket-keeper Tim Seifert when he was batting on 71 and too off the bowling of Krunal Pandya.Seifert was ultimately bowled by Khaleel Ahmed on the score of 84 in the 13th over of the New Zealand innings.India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: LiveThis is how Karthik caught Mitchell -Daryl Mitchell has to walk as Hardik Pandya finishes a very expensive over on a possitive note. Hardik bowls a full, slower one. Mitchell looks to clear the long on fence but doees not middle it. Still for a second the ball did seem like it would clear the ropes but Dinesh Karthik, who dropped one earlier, takes it and then realizes he is losing his balance. Throws it up, crosses the ropes, comes back and in then takes it. He though is not sure and Mitchell continuous completing his run. The umpires now take it upstairs. Replays show that the catch has been taken nicely. Then they check for the no ball, that too is fine.What A Catch!. DK (Dinesh Karthik) @DineshKarthik #NZvIND (@shanmsd) February 6, 2019The drop chance just sometime earlier in the match must have been haunting DK. A regular keeper when he MS Dhoni is not playing for India, Karthik isn’t exactly the best fielder in the world. He has in the past had difficulties adjusting with his gloves on and Wednesday was not different.advertisementThis is how Karthik dropped the catch of Seifert -DROPPED BY DK! Oh dear, what have you done? A full flighted ball on middle from Krunal Pandya, Tim Seifert kneels for another big shot but this time he has skied it up towards long on. Karthik runs forward to take a simple catch but ends up fluffs it.Infact, bothers Hardik and Krunal, who playing together for the first time in international cricket, becoming the third set of brothers to represent India in a limited over international (LOI).The Pandya brothers joined the likes of Amarnath and Pathan brothers in achieving the feat. Mohinder and Surinder Amarnath played three ODIs together while Irfan and Yusuf Pathan played in 8 ODIs and as many T20Is together.Also Read | MS Dhoni eyes another T20I record as India eye maiden series win in New ZealandAlso Read | MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli at No 4 in World Cup? Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri differlast_img

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