MS Dhoni’s run-out to dismiss James Neesham: The Indian wicket-keeper affected yet another game-changing dismissal on his own.
During the fifth ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Wellington, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni created a chance out of nowhere to dismiss New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham.
Given the quality of shots Neesham was playing, he looked set to seal the chase for his team. That being said, an alert and agile Dhoni made sure that he bring the visitors back into the match with a much-needed wicket.
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Great presence of mind by MS Dhoni to fire a throw onto the stumps. The dangerous Neesham departs!
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It happened on the second ball of the 37th over when Neesham’s attempt of sweeping a Kedar Jadhav delivery saw him completely missing the delivery. The Indians were denied a leg before dismissal because of the ball hitting the batsman outside the off stump.
Watching the ball travelling behind the stumps and the Indian fielders busy in the appeal, Neesham gave the impression of sneaking a run. To his astonishment, a 37-year old Dhoni swiftly collected the ball and under-armed it onto the stumps.
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With his bat out of the crease, Neesham had to option than to walk back to the dressing room. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 26th over, Neesham looked exceptional during his time in the middle. The southpaw ended up scoring 44 (32) with the help of four fours and a couple of sixes.
Talking of Dhoni, the dismissal once again speaks highly about the value he brings to this Indian team. While the bowlers were neither able to restrict Neesham nor able to dismiss him, it was the veteran cricketer who got rid of the dangerous batsman.
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