India roared back to form with a terrific win in the second T20I against England in Ahmedabad to level the five-match series yesterday riding on a good all-round performance. After being put under pressure in the first innings, the Indian bowlers bounced back remarkably well to keep it tight at the death. Only 34 runs were conceded in the last 5 overs, despite the fact that England had plenty of batting depth.
In the second innings, it was two half-centuries that saw India through. The first was from Ishan Kishan on debut who took the English bowlers on and hit them all over the ground. He sparkled with his exceptional hitting and was ably supported by captain Virat Kohli who got to an unbeaten 73 to see the chase and with ease at that. Kishan was awarded the Man of the Match award for his knock.
Twitter reacts as Ben Stokes drops Ishan Kishan
Just as Ishan Kishan seemed to be going at an unstoppable pace, the Englishmen got a huge chance to get him out when in the 8th over, the southpaw couldn’t get hold of a back-foot slog over long-on. Ben Stokes was the fielder and it seemed like it was bound to be an easy catch. However incredibly, Stokes dropped it and was unable to hold on to a rebound as the ball bounced off his hands.
Kishan went on to tonk the bowlers and got to his fifty soon after. Although he couldn’t add much to his total, the damage was already done and Kohli did the rest for India to get them to a much-needed win.
This was how Twitter reacted to the drop from Ben Stokes: