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First ball, now bat! All-rounder Hardik Pandya comes into full effect in IND vs BAN Super 8 tie

First ball, now bat! All-rounder Hardik Pandya comes into full effect in IND vs BAN Super 8 tie

Hardik Pandya top-scored for India with a blazing fifty against Bangladesh in the IND vs BAN Super 8 tie of the T20 World Cup in Antigua

India cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya put other teams on notice with a dominant 50-run knock against Bangladesh in Antigua. The Indian vice captain, who has been impressive with the ball so far, has now started firing with the bat in what is a bright sign for the team. Pandya stayed unbeaten on fifty as India closed their first innings with a mammoth 196-run total in IND vs BAN Super 8 tie.

Hardik Pandya the all-rounder comes alive

Pandya provided the perfect finish for India, striking fiercely at a strike rate of 185.19. He unleashed a furious assault on the bowlers in the death overs, smashing them all around the park. Pandya’s cameo was studded with four boundaries and three sixes.

With this knock, Hardik Pandya also became first Indian to complete 300+ runs & 20+ wickets in T20I World Cup history. He has 7 wickets to his name so far in the ongoing edition of the tournament and boasts of a jaw-dropping average of 11.

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At the time Dube went, couple of wickets were lost and had to take time, did well to recover and he made sure he took against the spinners and we were able to stitch partnerships. I’ll tell them, not on the TV, things got slower at the end and some balls were sliding down and need discipline to get the job done,” Hardik Pandya said after his splendid cameo.

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