Dhoni stumps Peter Handscomb off Kuldeep Yadav: The pair of Dhoni and Kuldeep once again reaped fruits for India.
During the first ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India at Hyderabad, India chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav bowled a magnificent delivery to dismiss Australia middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb.
The Australian batsman became Kuldeep Yadav’s second victim as he had earlier dismissed Australia opening batsman Usman Khawaja in the 24th over. Becoming the fourth Australian batsmen to get out, Handscomb’s dismissal put the visitors into more trouble.
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It all happened on the last delivery of the 30th over when Handscomb failed miserably in his attempt of stepping out to the Indian spinner. With the ball turning in sharply after pitching, the batsman missed it altogether.
It was at this point in time that the veteran wicket-keeper in Mahendra Singh Dhoni dislodged the bails with minimal effort. Had the batsman not stepped out before the ball was bowled, it wouldn’t have been a near-unplayable delivery for him.
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Handscomb, who came in to bat at No. 4, ended up scoring 19 (30) with the help of one four. He was involved in a 36-run partnership with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
Australia captain Aaron Finch wouldn’t have thought of his team being restricted to 133-4 in 30 overs chiefly after winning the toss and electing to bat.
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The Australian captain would also be worried about his own form with the bat. The 32-year old right-hand batsman in undergoing a lean patch across formats at the highest level. The fact that he once again got out to India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah would be disheartening for him.