Rohit Sharma’s catch at first slip: The Indian vice-captain grabbed a sharp catch at first slip to dismiss the Australian wicket-keeper.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Sydney, India vice-captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma didn’t miss an opportunity to grab a sharp chance at first slip to dismiss Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey.
Kuldeep Yadav, who is known for his reputation of taking wickets, stood tall on the expectations as he affected a dismissal in his first over itself. Yadav put an end to a 33-run steady partnership between Carey and Australia batsman Usman Khawaja.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 10th over when Carey’s attempt to cut a delivery saw him edging it to Sharma at first slip. Carey, who had opened the batting with Australia captain Aaron Finch, ended up scoring 24 (31) with the help of five fours.
OUT! Sharp catch from Rohit Sharma whose good form in the slips continues 😍😍😍😍
Kuldeep sends Carey back.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 12, 2019
— Rohit Sharma🔥 (@ImRohitian) January 12, 2019
Sharp catch, Rohit. Kuldeep into the action straight away 🙌🏼
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) January 12, 2019
With India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissing Finch in the third over, Yadav’s breakthrough meant that India had got rid of the Australian openers in the first powerplay.
With Sharma taking a clean catch at first slip, it also speaks highly about him fielding at a crucial position for the team. There have been several instances of him not letting the team down at first slip in the past.
Having affected early dismissals, India would now be looking to not let this advantage go away for it is a chance of the visitors to restricts the hosts to a below par total.
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