MS Dhoni stumps Peter Handscomb: The Indian wicket-keeper was at his utmost best when he stumped the Australian batsman.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Adelaide, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again displayed why he is the greatest wicket-keeper in international cricket when it comes to keeping against spinners.
The 37-year old dexterous cricketer put on display a stumping dismissal which not just stunned Australia batsman Peter Handscomb but also came as a reason to celebrate for Dhoni’s plentiful fans.
Weird how Dhoni’s batting reflexes have slowed down (obviously) with age. But his keeping reflexes have stayed the same, if not gone quicker… Not sure how to explain this. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 15, 2019
A confident appeal from Dhoni and Handscomb begins to walk away even before the umpire signals it out. Lightning fast from the ex-skipper, as always! 😉
— DNA (@dna) January 15, 2019
It all happened on the second delivery of the 28th over when Handscomb’s attempt to sweep a Ravindra Jadeja delivery saw him missing the ball altogether. To his amazement, the batsman didn’t realize that his back foot was in the air.
Citing the same, Dhoni was swift to whip off the bails to provide India and Jadeja with fourth and first wicket respectively. Handscomb, who was Australia’s highest run-scorer in the last match, ended up scoring 20 (22) with the help of two fours.
Dhoni’s wonderful piece of fielding came as the second such instance for India today. A few overs earlier, Jadeja’s pinpoint throw saw the end of Australia batsman Usman Khawaja.
— Subbu Andhukuri🇮🇳 (@SubbuAndhukuri) January 15, 2019
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 15, 2019
Having dismissed four Australian batsmen before the 30-over mark, India would be looking to gain on this advantage and not let the hosts post a big total like what happened in Sydney.
At the toss, Australia captain Aaron Finch chose to bat for the second time in a row. While Australia named an unchanged playing XI, India handed an ODI debut to Mohammad Siraj, who replaced Khaleel Ahmed in the playing XI.
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— Kaleem Tariq (@kaleemt17) January 15, 2019