Manish Pandey grabs one-handed screamer: The Indian fielder once again proved as to why he is among the best on the field in contemporary cricket.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Rajkot, India fielder Manish Pandey put on display an incredible fielding effort to dismiss Australia opening batsman David Warner.
It all happened on the second delivery of the fourth over when Warner cut a short delivery from India fast bowler Mohammed Shami. Having hit the ball in front of the stumps, Warner timed it but ended up hitting over Pandey at cover.
Anticipating a catching opportunity up his sleeve, Pandey timed his dive to perfection to complete the dismissal. Coming on the back of his 18th ODI century, Warner ended up scoring 15 (12) with the help of two fours.
Considering the flat surface on which the match is being played, it was vital for India to draw first blood in the second innings to put the visitors under pressure in a 341-run chase.
Despite individual half-centuries from India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (96) and captain Virat Kohli (78), it was wicket-keeper batsman Lokesh Rahul’s 80 (52) with the help of six fours and three sixes which powered them to 340/6 in 50 overs.
With bowling figures of 10-0-50-3, Zampa was the pick of the Australian spinners. Pacer Kane Richardson (10-0-73-2) was the only other Australian bowler to dismiss a batsman today.
Manish Pandey grabs one-handed screamer
How Twitterati reacted:
‘Well begun is half done’, they say. But in Warner’s case it’s more than just half the battle. Manish Pandey’s catch has put the match firmly in India’s grasp. #INDvAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 17, 2020
Plucked out of the air! Manish Pandey shows Warner the way to the dressing room 👋#INDvAUS
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 17, 2020
Just realised who it is Manish Pandey in the field reminds me of: Mark Waugh.
Even though Pandey doesn’t field in the slips much, he has that languid grace and elegance, that supreme economy of movement and ability to look effortless that Junior had. #INDvAUS
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) January 17, 2020
Arre kamaal karte ho Pandey ji 🙌👏👏👏 What a catch! @im_manishpandey
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 17, 2020
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