As Dube shone at number three, Twitter was flooded with praises for the all-rounder, while Virat Kohli was also lauded for showing faith in the youngster.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2019
Delight to see this move. This is captaincy and planning. Credit to @imVkohli and the team management. Shivam Dube made the most of it. This is how careers change.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 8, 2019
Virat Kohli giving opportunity to Shivam Dube at No.3 ahead of him, will surely boost the confidence of him!! Virat is in purple patch still vacated his batting position, mind you this isn’t the first time he did that!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 8, 2019
Delight to see this move. This is captaincy and planning. Credit to @imVkohli
and the team management. Shivam Dube made the most of it. This is how careers change.
— Abhinav chaudhary (@abhinav33201423) December 8, 2019
As far as the match is concerned, the visitors won the toss and invited the hosts to bat.
Indian batsmen including skipper Virat Kohli got starts only to lose their wicket to some disciplined bowling.
Kohli, soon after edging past Rohit Sharma as the world’s most prolific T20I scorer with 2,563 runs, mistimed a cut to be caught at short third-man for 19 off Kesrick Williams.
But riding on Dube’s 54 and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant’s 22-ball 33 not out laced with three fours and a six, India posted 170/7 in their quota of 20 overs.
India lead the 3-match series 1-0 after winning the opening encounter by 6 wickets in Hyderabad.