Pant scored 32 from 29 deliveries as India fell short of the target by 31 runs, thus registering their first defeat in the tournament.
If the top three have been India’s strength, the ones after them are turning out to be a letdown.
Get the quicks to do early damage, bring them back from time to time and unleash the spinners to control the middle overs has been the strategy.
On Thursday, Pandya scored a brisk 46 and shared a crucial 70-run partnership with M.S. Dhoni to help India post a competitive total of 268/7 against West Indies.
Heyman's anger is reserved not just for Ranveer but also for the person that the latter took a picture with which irked Heyman -- Hardik Pandya.
A little later, Rishabh Pant also joined the kids. World''s ''best babysitter'' got a roar of approval as he sent some of those soft balls outside the park.
The "Padmaavat" star used the phrase with a twist when he posted an image with Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya from the India-Pakistan match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
This once in a blue moon clash is an ineluctable clash for the ardent fans. The fact that India have never lost to Pakistan in the World Cup, makes it even more compelling.
The all-rounder has emerged as one of the biggest players in India's quest to win their third World Cup.
For Virat Kohli, it's not a problem to swallow his champion's ego and be the support cast if he finds that someone else is being the enforcer.
Pandya 25, was moved up to fourth in the India batting order at the Oval and smashed 48 runs off 27 balls as India reached an imposing 352-8, a total that proved beyond the defending champions.
Pandya, who cuts a striking figure with his tattoos, mohawk haircut and earrings, was suspended earlier this year over sexist remarks on a TV chat show.
Rahul, who sealed the number four spot for the World Cup opener against South Africa with a fine hundred here on Tuesday, said Hardik has grown immensely as a cricketer over the last two years.
After all the experiments, seems less likely to take up the No 4 mantle, with KL Rahul being the probable option.
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