Adam Gilchrist hailed R Ashwin's carrom ball to Hashim Amla as the "T20 ball of the century". (ICC Images)
Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hailed Ravichandran Ashwin's carrom ball, which knocked off Hashim Amla's off-stump during the second ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday, as the "T20 ball of the century".
Ashwin's delivery evoked startling comparisons with legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting. The ball pitched well outside leg stump but turned viciously across the face of the bat to crash into the off-stump.
"T20 Ball of the Century from Ashwin. #baffling #dhonisgotoman," Gilchrist wrote on his official twitter page.
Ashwin took 3 wickets for 22 runs while Virat Kohli once again anchored India's chase with an unbeaten 72 to take India through to the final with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Friday.