Arshdeep Singh’s last over in India’s 5th T20I against Australia had a moment that stunned the visiting side. With nine runs needed off two deliveries, Nathan Ellis hit a delivery straight back at the nonstriker’s end. Despite being in his follow-through, Arshdeep deflected the ball with his right hand, but it hit the umpire on his right leg, allowing the batters to take just a single. Ellis believed he had enough bat behind the shot for a boundary, but the umpire’s evasive action prevented it. The moment ensured India clinched the game.
Arshdeep Singh had a tough day with the ball but showed incredible composure under pressure in the final over, conceding just three singles. India had already wrapped up the series 3-1 against Australia. The Men in Blue will now play T20Is and ODIs against South Africa, followed by a Test series with some big names returning to action.