R Ashwin Ind vs Pak: Best cricketing mind…
ball out of line
In T20 cricket, when the last over is going on, the batsman only sees to play the big shot. He doesn’t see whether the ball is going wide or off his radar. Leaving the ball becomes a big deal. On the last ball of the 20th over, India needed 2 runs to win. But off the last ball, Ashwin released the ball. Nawaz did not want to give him room to play the shot. But where Pakistan’s thinking ends, Ashwin’s starts from there. He got off the line of the ball and it went straight to the wicketkeeper. The umpire called it a wide.
Ashwin took the last ball of the 20th over and Team India got a run. Now Team India needed one run to win off one ball. Nawaz, who once dodged Ashwin, this time bowled the ball on the leg-stump. He knew it meant bowling outside, Ashwin would drop it once again. Playing this ball over mid-off, Ashwin gave Team India victory.
Karthik became a victim like this
Dinesh Karthik was out on the same ball that Ashwin had left. The bowler knew that the batsman would try to make room and play the shot. He threw the ball far outside the leg stump and Karthik did the same. The ball hit the body instead of his bat and went towards the wicketkeeper. Karthik was outside the crease and he was stumped.