MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli involved themselves in some sloppy fielding as the duo concede two overthrow runs vs NZ at Old Trafford, Manchester
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand at The Old Trafford in Manchester, a rare fielding lapse from the experienced duo of MS Dhoni and Indian skipper Virat Kohli costed their team two extra runs as overthrows.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 46th over. The Indian bowlers had tightened the noose around the New Zealand batsmen who were struggling to up the run rate to even five throughout the innings.
Amidst some disciplined bowling, a rare fielding lapse simultaneously by Dhoni and Kohli costed their team a couple of additional runs. Jasprit Bumrah had produced a leading edge of Ross Taylor’s bat as he closed its face quite early. To his relief, the ball went safely towards Yuzvendra Chahal stationed at the Third Man region.
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Chahal, threw the ball quickly back at Dhoni in his bid to eliminate any chance for the Taylor-Latham duo to think of a second run. The ball, in fact came one bounce, at an awkward height towards the veteran as he let it go past him. Dhoni should have been more vigilant as there was no one backing up inside the circle.
Kohli produced another unforced error
The batsmen were quick to pounce on the fielding lapse made by Dhoni, and scampered quickly for the second run. Kohli, who was stationed at deep Mid-wicket region came running in towards the ball to stop the second run, and threw the ball, perhaps in anger at the non-striker’s end despite the batsman having reached the crease safely.
What’s more worse, is that even Bumrah backed away from the fierce throw from Kohli, and conceded yet another run with the ball going back towards the same region where it had initially been hit by Taylor.
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