Umpire Nitin Menon had to intervene to cool off the situation in the first T20I between Washington Sundar and Jonny Bairstow
Umpire Nitin Menon had to intervene to cool off the situation in the first T20I between Washington Sundar and Jonny Bairstow

An unpleasent incident happens between Washington Sundar and Jonny Bairstow in the mid of the 1st T20I at Narendra Modi Stadium. Virat Kohli led India loses the match by 8 wickets and England leads the five match T20I series by 0-1.

Washington Sundar Staredown movement with Jonny Bairstow

Indian off-spinner Washington Sundar lost his cool at England batsman Jonny Bairstow after he missed a catching opportunity due to the latter coming in his way.

On the last ball of the 14th over, Dawid Malan chipped a Sundar delivery towards the bowler in the air. The ball’s trajectory, however, was towards the non-striker. As Sundar, tried to go towards the ball to grab it keeping his eyes on the ball, he didn’t realise he was going to crash into Bairstow.

As he missed the ball because of the batsman coming in his way, the ball hit Bairstow on his helmet. The moment the catching opportunity went down, Sundar was frustrated and angry as he gave a stare to Bairstow, which miffed the English batsman and both got into a verbal. After which the umpire had to intervene.

The users on Twitter didn’t like Sundar’s reaction as according to them there was no fault of Bairstow as he was standing at the non-striker’s end.

India vs England 1st T20I Overview

After being asked to bat first, India only managed to score 124 runs from the allotted 20 overs. Shreyas Iyer (67) smashed a sensational half-century to rescue India from early blows but England kept taking wickets at regular intervals to restrict the hosts to 124/7.

Chasing a target of 125 runs, England witnessed a brilliant start with both openers, Jos Buttler and Jason Roy, scoring regular boundaries. From England, Roy was the highest run-getter with 49 runs. England chased down the target with 27 balls remaining.

With this victory, the Eoin Morgan-led side has gained a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

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