MS Dhoni stumps Shadab Khan: MS Dhoni was his usual self as he stumped Pakistan’s Shadab Khan in his prototypical manner.
During the fifth match of the ongoing Asia Cup between India and Pakistan at Dubai, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni affected a quickfire stumping which aided India to further dent the Pakistani innings.
Having dropped a comparatively easy catch earlier in the day, this effort once again proved as to why Dhoni is India’s top man behind the wickets in limited-overs cricket.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 33rd over when batsman Shadab’s attempt to drive a Kedar Jadhav delivery saw him missing the ball altogether. As the ball went past his outside edge, Shadab’s back leg went outside the crease.
Citing the opportunity to affect a dismissal, Dhoni whipped off the bails in a flash. Replays confirmed that the batsman’s foot was outside the crease, something which Shadab had already realised. The batsman had started to walk even before the verdict was displayed.
In which was Jadhav’s third wicket, he has stood tall on the expectations of being India’s fifth bowler. With this wicket, he became India’s pick of the bowlers at that point in time. Bowling figures of 6-1-13-1 with four more overs to go signify that he can be the answer to India’s No. 6 conundrum.
With another wicket falling down, Pakistan’s decision of batting first after winning the toss did not yield the desired results for them. At 121-7 at the end of 33 overs, their batsman failed to stand tall on that decision.
After winning the toss, captain Sarfraz Ahmed was of the opinion that Pakistan would be hoping to score 280+ runs in a bid to defend it against India. Given their run so far, that appears highly unlikely to happen.
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