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In the T20 World Cup Semi-final against England, India ended the first innings on a high note with Hardik Pandya hitting some big shots. However, the game was turned on its head when England began to strike. The Indian team didn’t know how to stop the English openers – Alex Hales and Jos Buttler. They hit the Indian bowlers all over the field and at will. It seemed almost impossible to stop them. And besides, the Indian fieldwork was at its worst.
Hales attempted a scoop on Hardik Pandya and somewhat succeeded. The ball was intended to pass over the wicket-keeper with a little more speed, but did not reach the desired height. Finally it went to Mohammed Shami who was fielding at a deep gully. He ran for the ball and reached in time, but then decided to throw the ball towards Bhuvneshwar Kumar who came from the other side. The idea behind this act was hard to fathom. Not seeing Shami’s sudden move coming, Kumar didn’t understand what was happening there and the ball went far away from him. England sensed the opportunity and took an extra point.
This infuriated Rohit Sharma, who was visibly angry with Shami. He also saw something irritated. Hopefully they had a conversation about it in the locker room.
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