Watch: Hanuma Vihari takes a one-handed scorcher in County debut for Warwickshire
India's middle-order Test batsman Hanuma Vihari already made waves in the longest format of the game. He became the talk of the town after he displayed an incredible amount of patience during the third Test match against Australia in the SCG.
When the Border Gavaskar Trophy series was at stake, Hanuma Vihari played the best knock of his life as he did nothing but simply defend the balls for nearly 4 hours when it mattered the most. Eventually, his exemplary defensive technique did keep India in the safe zone for a long time.
Hanuma Vihari combined with Ravichandran Ashwin and hunkered themselves at the crease till the last ball of the 5th day of the game. The duo helped Team India pull off a sensational draw and kept the Indians alive in the series.
The 27-year-old Kakinada-born cricketer scored 23 off 161 balls including 4 boundaries, in what was more than enough to help India settle for a draw. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 39 off 128 balls including 7 boundaries.
India went on to win the fourth and final Test at The Gabba as they became the first side to defeat Australia at their fortress after 32 years. Rishabh Pant hit the winning runs in the form of a boundary as India chased down 328.
Vihari takes a sensational catch in County Championship
Just a week ago, Indian Test cricketer made the headlines when he signed up for Warwickshire in the English County Cricket. On Tuesday, he made his County Championship debut for Warwickshire as he played against Nottinghamshire. It didn't take much time for the Andhra Pradesh-based cricketer to steal the spotlight as he took a sensational one-handed scorcher in the match at Trent Bridge.
Earlier, Nottinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat first. The opposition were so good with the ball that they acted on their plans and got rid of four wickets early. While they were stuttering at 63 for 4, skipper Steven Mullaney combined with Joe Clarke to try and add runs. After Nottinghamshire went past 100, William Rhodes came into the attack and he made an instant impact.
The bowler delivered a half-volley towards the leg stump as Mullaney took a calculative risk to hit the ball towards the leg side. Meanwhile, Vihari who patrolled at the mid-wicket region ran behind, put in a dive to take a screamer in one hand.