The T20 format is often termed as a batsman’s game, rather than a bowler’s game due to continuous power-hitting and the high run-scoring trends. But sometimes, bowlers too have the final laugh and Avesh Khan was one of them on Monday during India's second T20I versus West Indies at Warner Park.
Chasing a below-par 139 against India in the second T20I of the five-match series, West Indies could not have an ideal flow while batting as they would have hoped for during the innings break on Friday at Warner Park. By the time of writing, they shill required 27 more runs off the last 18 balls with six wickets in hand. They were comfortably batting on 71/1 after 9.3 overs but Indian bowlers pulled off a spirited performance to keep them in the hunt.
One of the most prized West Indies wickets that India took in the 16th over, bowled by Avesh Khan. The Indian speedster, who came in the lineup to replace Ravi Bishnoi, was smashed straight down the ground for six by Brandon King. The West Indies opener too did not play in the first match, and came in style with a stylish fifty. But then, immidiately after hitting a massive six, Avesh came up with a clinical yorker. King, batting on 68 off 52 balls, had no clue how to defend it before it rattled the stumps.
Predictably, Avesh brought out a huge roar for cleaning King up, and the Indian fans, as well as the players leapt in joy.
Six and King is gone!
Great yorker from Avesh Khan to get rid of Brandon King !! #WIvIND— The Cricket Statistician (@CricketSatire) August 1, 2022
Is there a twist?... Come on Avesh Khan take 2 more wickets 😜 #IndvsWI— iDevR (@iDev_R) August 1, 2022
The big one
Brandon King out on 68(52) run bowled by Avesh khan.— Surinder (@navsurani) August 1, 2022
West indies need 32 run in 27 balls.#WIvsIND
Avesh Khan cleans up Brandon King on 68(52)! #IndvsWI— Sohail Jimmy (@JimmySohail) August 1, 2022
He got yorked!
You miss, I hit. Avesh Khan dismisses Brandon King for 68 runs, that with a Yorker #WIvIND— 𝑨𝒊𝒎𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 ♛♕ (@ethauline) August 1, 2022
Avesh Khan Bhai jab itna accha yorker aata h toh q bekar experiment k chakkar mein chakka kha lia batao toh ..— Souvik 45© (@SouvikPurkaya16) August 1, 2022
Shit ye King match le gya