Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s diving catch to dismiss Glenn Maxwell: The Indian pacer put on display an outstanding catch to dismiss Maxwell.
During the third match of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Melbourne, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar grabbed an outstanding catch to dismiss Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on the bowling of Mohammad Shami.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 35th over when Maxwell’s attempt of pulling the ball saw him top-edging it to Bhuvneshwar towards the fine-leg region. The lack of pace on the ball beat the batsman and was why the ball didn’t carry to the batsman.
That was a stunning catch by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The man always proves his loyalty and commitment to the team, I hope the team does the same for him. #AUSvIND 3rd ODI
— The Bong Mind 😏 (@Arjeet85685576) January 18, 2019
Shami comes into the attack & gets rid of the dangerous Maxwell who was beaten for pace with a short delivery! 🔥
Bhuvneshwar with a stunning catch at fine leg! 😍
AUS 161/6 (34.5)
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) January 18, 2019
However, Bhuvneshwar ran in from the boundary and put on display an acrobatic effort. Him not losing the ball after diving meant curtains for Maxwell.
Having come in to bat at No. 7 in the 30th over, Maxwell looked aggressive for his brief stay in the middle. The 30-year old cricketer ended up scoring 26 (19) with the help of five fours.
While there was a notion of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal having more chances of dismissing Maxwell (going by the past record), it was the short-ball plan which eventually worked for India after Maxwell hit some boundaries against Chahal.
Bhuvneshwar, who dismissed the Australian openers in Alex Carey and Aaron Finch, contributed once again in the match with his fielding effort.
WHAT AN ABSOLUTE SCREAMER! 🔥🔥🔥
Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes an incredible catch running in from fine leg, as Mohammed Shami gets rid of the dangerous Maxwell, who gets a top edge having been beaten for pace.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) January 18, 2019
Whatttt a catch Bhuvneshwar 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍#AUSvIND
— ₭₳Ɽ₮ł₭ (Pika) 🖤 Hapiie brday chaloni😘 (@RealKartikk) January 18, 2019
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field. Confirming three changes to their playing eleven, India included all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, debutant Vijay Shankar and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal at the expense of Ambati Rayudu, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Siraj.
Watch the video of Bhuvneshwar’s catch below:
Bhuvneshwar catch ✌️ pic.twitter.com/b5nZ0MDcBX
— Prem Chopra (@premchoprafan) January 18, 2019