Indian right-handed batsman Manish Pandey cannot seem to catch a break as he gets run-out in an unfortunate manner. While on 37 against Sri Lanka, he was caught out of his crease by Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka.
India were off to a quick start in their pursuit of 276. However, wickets at regular intervals left India in a spot of bother. Manish Pandey was joined by Suryakumar Yadav and the two forged a 50-run partnership to stabilize the innings.
Suryakumar looked extremely fluent while Manish Pandey took his time but found his rhythm eventually. Just when it looked like India would up the ante further, an out-of-form Pandey was at the receiving end of a rather unlucky dismissal.
In the 18th over bowled by Dasun Shanaka, Suryakumar drove a length delivery straight down the ground. Shanaka got down quickly and managed to get a finger on it which then ricocheted onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end.
Manish Pandey was caught well short of his crease and had to take the long walk back after scoring a 34-ball 37.
Team India in a spot of bother after Manish Pandey’s dismissal
With the fall of Manish Pandey, India were in a spot of bother at 115/4. Things worsened when Hardik Pandya was dismissed in the same over of Dasun Shanaka. The Baroda batsman hasn’t spent much time out in the middle, and it’s a point of concern for the Men-in-Blue.
Suryakumar Yadav was in full flow at the other end, however, and much of the responsibility rests on his shoulders. He has been in such situations before, albeit in the shortest format in the IPL. After the latest developments, India was 147-5 at the halfway stage, needing 129 runs more from 150 balls.