India won the toss and promptly Virat Kohli decided to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan was not playing and instead, Ajinkya Rahane was partnering Rohit Sharma at the top. But India got off to a woeful start, as they were reduced to 11 for 3 in a matter of 4 overs. Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey had departed without scoring a run. But the Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni steadied the ship and while things were normalizing for India, Kedar departed. India’s new blue-eyed boy Hardik Pandya walked out to the middle to join Mahendra Singh Dhoni. They started stitching a partnership, they were slow to start off as they were just trusting on singles.
‘But suddenly when the spinners came in Adam Zampa, Hardik Pandya cut lose. He also hit a hat-trick of sixes of Zampa to bring up his 50 off 48 balls. His treatment to Adam Zampa has got Twitter abuzz, some are poking fun at the Australian leg-spinner, whereas some are hailing Hardik Pandya’s exploits. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya also brought up a hundred run partnership in just 106 balls and mind you they were in trouble when Pandya walked out.
Here are the best of tweets and some of them are really funny.
— _Sheetal_ (@shiningstylista) September 17, 2017
— Sreenivas Mudam (@MudamSreenivas) September 17, 2017
— IND vs AUS __ (@kajol_0714) September 17, 2017
Hardik Pandya and Three Sixes In A Row, Still A Better Love Story Than Twilight!#INDvAUS
— Mohit Mor (@mohitmor1996) September 17, 2017
— AkShAtA (@MenInBlueDvotee) September 17, 2017
— P__s____ ___s_____ (@prashu8532) September 17, 2017
— Moumita (@i_m_mou) September 17, 2017
Pandey play Dandiya with Zampa
— Proud Indian (@gunjan1424) September 17, 2017
— UltimateVictoryKing_ (@UltmtVictryKing) September 17, 2017
— Harsh Verdhan (@harsh_miracle) September 17, 2017
Adam Zampa had his last laugh as he got rid of Pandya eventually. He departed for a breathtaking 83.