Matthew Wade dismissal: The stand-in Australian captain played a blinder of an innings in his first international outing as captain.
During the second T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India captain Virat Kohli ran out his counterpart in Matthew Wade despite dropping a sitter on the same delivery.
It all happened on the last delivery of the eighth over when India all-rounder Washington Sundar deceived Wade by extra bounce on a delivery which lobbed off the left-hand batsman’s bat.
In what was among the easiest of catches for Kohli, he continued his poor catching form only to drop another sitter on this tour. However, Kohli was alert enough to realize that Wade was way outside the crease and had even expressed an intention of sneaking a run.
When non-striker Steven Smith rightly refused a single, Wade had nowhere to go than the dressing room after scoring his second T20I half-century. Well short of the ground when India wicket-keeper Lokesh Rahul dislodged the bails, Wade departed after scoring a good-looking 58 (32) with the help of 10 fours and a six.
Opening the batting alongside D’Arcy Short (9) in regular captain Aaron Finch’s absence, Wade justified his decision to bat at the top of the order by his impact-generating knock.
Matthew Wade dismissal vs India
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Us when #Kohli dropped Wade: 😒
Us 2 seconds later: 😜
🇦🇺 81/2 after 9 overs
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 6, 2020
WADE OUT! 🕺🏻
Gets a leading edge, Kohli drops him but the skipper is quick enough to follow through and force a run-out. 🙌🏻
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 6, 2020
There was a small chance that the run out would’ve not been given. If Wade had not looked to return to the crease at the last moment, he would’ve been not out because u can be run out only when you’re intending to take a run. Happened with Pandya vs Aus in Kolkata once. #AUSvIND
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) December 6, 2020
What is with Virat Kohli’s catching off late?! Too many misses. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 6, 2020
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