India needed only four batters to set Pakistan a daunting target of 357 at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. Their bowlers continued to impress by taking two quick wickets before rain interrupted play. This match held significant importance for KL Rahul, who had not played competitive cricket since May 1.
He was put to a stern test by taking on the wicket-keeping duties after scoring a century in humid conditions. These circumstances allowed Ishan Kishan, usually an animated presence behind the stumps, to showcase his skills in the outfield.
One memorable moment occurred in the ninth over when Jasprit Bumrah bowled to Fakhar Zaman. Fakhar punched the ball through covers, seemingly headed for the boundary. Hardik Pandya, stationed at mid-off, made a lackluster effort to chase it down.
However, Kishan had different plans. Starting from extra cover, several meters behind Pandya, Kishan embarked on a tremendous sprint, eventually overtaking his former Mumbai Indians teammate and preventing the Pakistan batters from scoring more than three runs.
This incident generated significant buzz on social media, with Twitterati having a field day enjoying the amusing turn of events.