Hazlewood run-out: The Australian fast bowler’s immaculate work on the field handed his team another wicket in the morning session.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood put on display a masterly fielding performance to run-out India batsman Hanuma Vihari.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 68th over when Vihari made an effort to sneak a quick single but it wasn’t to be as the same led to his dismissal.
Having come down the track to Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, Vihari set out to run after hitting the ball towards the right of Hazlewood at mid-off. Moving swiftly towards the ball, Hazlewood immaculately dived, collected the ball and registered a direct-hit to comfortably find Vihari short of his crease.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 55th over, Vihari walked back to the pavilion after scoring 4 (38). It seemed as if the pressure of playing too many dot balls got the better of the right-hand batsman.
Earlier, it was Australia vice-captain Pat Cummins who sent back India captain Ajinkya Rahane (22) after the latter played on a delivery to his stumps.
While wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s presence has provided some quick runs to the visitors, they still need a substantial partnership to chase down Australia’s first-innings total of 338.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 9, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Outrageous work from Josh Hazlewood!
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 9, 2021
That runout was solely down to all the bull we hear about intent. Totally unnecessary run at this stage of the game, chancing a direct throw from an Aussie fielder which then happened.
p.s – Vihari is starting to run out of chances. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 9, 2021
All about this angle 🤩
Look at Josh Hazlewood’s reaction 😂
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 9, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 9, 2021
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