Ind vs Aus: Sanju Samson stops time at SCG boundary leaving Twitter awestruck
The Australia cricket team didn’t seem to be lacking motivation at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, despite conceding the three-match T20I series in the first two matches, as the hosts piled up a competitive target of 187 in 20 overs.
After Aaron Finch was dismissed early on in the innings, Steven Smith gave Matthew Wade some company before Glenn Maxwell joined hands with the wicket-keeper to smash Indian bowlers all over the park.
The duo forged a 90-run partnership in nine overs to take Australia’s score from 79/2 to 169/3. While Wade’s magnificent 53-balls-80 led Australia’s charge for the most part of the innings, Maxwell’s 36-balls-54 was equally significant in hiking the run rate for the hosts.
However, Maxwell’s stupendous form was always challenged by the Indian fielders and one such instance came in the 14th over. Shardul Thakur’s length ball was launched into the sky by Maxwell as it looked destined for a six, before Samson threw himself over the ropes, took the catch and threw it back inside the ground – all of that in a split second.
On a day, India’s repeated misfields highlighted most of their performance, Samson stunt at the ropes won hearts of rivals and neutrals alike. Here’s how Twitter lauded the emerging Indian cricket star.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @ICC