Sanju Samson Flying Stumping: Sanju Samson didn’t make any contribution with the bat to India’s win in the 3rd T20I against Afghanistan in Bangalore. He was out for a golden duck in the regulation game. Then, in the second Super Over, he faced one ball, which he missed, and as he and Rohit Sharma tried to steal a bye, Rohit got run out.
Sanju Samson Flying Stumping: Best Wicketkeeper in India Currently?
However, Sanju Samson did make two significant contributions behind the stumps as a wicketkeeper, effecting the lighting stumping of Ibrahim Zadran and a direct-hit run-out of Karim Janat.
Fans applauded Samson for his superb glovework in the quick stumping of Zadran, whose dismissal brought India back in the defense of their 212 after Zadran and Gurbaz put up a 93-run opening stand.
Seeing Ibrahim Zadran skip down the track, off-spinner Washington Sundar smartly dragged his length back and fired it outside the leg stump. Zadran could do little other than see the ball go past him.
Sanju Samson showed great awareness by nimbly moving to the legside, collecting the ball, and swiftly hitting the stumps. Even as Zadran tried to get back in the crease, Sanju Samson was too quick and gave India a breakthrough. This speedy stumping from the Kerala wicketkeeper reminded some fans of MS Dhoni’s quick hands. Later on, he made a direct hit run-out to dismiss Karim Janat.
While Sanju Samson had a terrible game with the bat, he got praise from the fans for his sharp glovework, which proved crucial as the match went into not one but two Super Overs.
Fans hail Sanju Samson for his MS Dhoni-like stumping:
Talking about the game, Rohit Sharma’s 5th T20I century—which is the most for a men’s player in T20Is—and Rinku Singh’s 69 propelled India to 212 after being 22/4. In reply, three Afghanistan batters hit a half-century—Gulbadin Naib, with his 55 off 23, was the star of the innings—and Nabi smashed 34 in 16 balls as Afghanistan tied the regulation match.
In the first Super Over, Afghanistan scored 16 runs before Rohit Sharma slammed a couple of sixes. But India could also only tie the Super Over. In the second Super Over, Rohit cracked a six and a four as India managed 11 runs. Afghanistan eventually ran out of gas as Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets in his first three balls.
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