MS Dhoni stumps Ross Taylor: The Indian wicket-keeper affected an outstanding stumping to dismiss the experienced Kiwi batsman.
During the second ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni put on display an evidence of his swift hands as he affected an stumping to send back New Zealand most experienced batsman in Ross Taylor.
The dismissal caused further trouble to the hosts for Taylor became their fourth batsman to be dismissed. With captain Kane Williamson also getting out cheaply, Taylor was expected to take the onus from one end in a bid to chase the 325-run target.
The fastest hands in the East conjure up another dismissal. #Dhoni. Game over, I should think.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 26, 2019
Terrific stumping by Dhoni to get rid of in-form Taylor. Dhoni and Jadhav are becoming Jodi No.1 for India!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 26, 2019
It all happened on the first delivery of the 18th over when India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav made the ball to drift away. Having missed the ball completely, Taylor’s back foot went in the air. By the time it came down, Dhoni had done the damage.
It is worth mentioning that replays confirmed that the decision was touch-and-go and could have gone either way. With it going towards the visitors, Taylor took the long walk back to the pavilion. He ended up scoring 22 (25) with the help of two fours.
OUT. Those Dhoni hands. And that Kedar’s bowling. ☺️🙌🤗 #NZvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 26, 2019
MS Dhoni’s stumping ✅
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) January 26, 2019
In the first innings, Indian batsmen made optimum use of the conditions as India posted 324-4 in 50 overs. While the Indian opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma (87) and Shikhar Dhawan (66) started with a 154-run opening partnership, it was the duo of Dhoni (48) and Jadhav (22) which finished the Indian innings on a high note.
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Best Wicket Keeper M.S.DHONI 😎
DOT ! pic.twitter.com/kEsuWCIe8Y
— BADhri 🚶 🏃 ❤️ (@Keshav_BADhri) January 26, 2019