MS Dhoni does lightening fast stumping: The Indian wicket-keeper was at his usual best behind the wickets vs Afghanistan.
During the 28th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Afghanistan at Southampton, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni affected an exceptional stumping dismissal to send Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan back to the pavilion.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 46th over when Chahal beat Rashid all ends up in the flight. Having lost his balance, it had become difficult for Rashid to put his foot back on time especially when someone as proficient as Dhoni was behind the wickets.
Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 42nd over, Rashid ended up scoring 14 (16) with the help of one four.
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As far as the nerve-wrenching match is concerned, India defeated Afghanistan by 11 runs to register their fourth victory of the tournament and climb up to No. 3 in the points table.
Chasing a 225-run target, Afghanistan were bowled out for 213 in 49.5 overs. Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi did his best in the form of 14th ODI half-century. Despite him scoring 52 (55) with the help of one four and a six, he couldn’t seal the chase for his team.
With bowling figures of 9.5-1-40-4, India fast bowler Mohammad Shami was the pick of their bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah (10-1-39-2) was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for continually creating pressure on the opposition batsmen.
MS Dhoni does lightening fast stumping:
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, India scored a mediocre 224/8 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. A 52nd ODI half-century saw Kohli top-scoring for India with 67 (63) with the help of five fours. With bowling figures of 9-0-33-2, Nabi was the pick of the bowlers for them. Other than him, even their captain Gulbadin Naib (9-0-51-2) dismissed a couple of batsmen.