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[Watch] Riyan Parag Fails On His T20I Debut As He Gifts His Wicket To A Needless Shot

Riyan Parag departs cheaply [X.com]Riyan Parag departs cheaply [X.com]

India's debutant, Riyan Parag, faced a challenging start during the first match of the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Saturday (June 6). 

Chasing a modest target of 116 set by Zimbabwe, India found themselves in trouble early on, with wickets tumbling to 22 for four.

The first to fall was Abhishek Sharma, dismissed for a duck. The pivotal moment came in the fifth over when debutant Parag had to depart early, courtesy of a brilliant delivery from Tendai Chatara.

Chatara, bowling a good length delivery on the fifth stump line, extracted extra bounce, which led Parag to mistime his shot. 

Watch - Riyan Parag departs

Attempting to lift it over mid-off, Parag got it high on the bat. Mavuta, positioned inside the ring, moved swiftly to his left and executed a low diving catch.

The miscued shot resulted in Parag's dismissal for 2 runs off 3 balls, marking a disappointing debut. 

At the time of writing, India is struggling at 24 for 4 in 6 overs, with Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel at the crease, attempting to stabilize the innings and build a recovery.