Virat Kohli affects dazzling run-out: The Indian captain has affected another game-changing run-out on this tour.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Hamilton, India captain Virat Kohli put on display his exceptional fielding skills to dismiss New Zealand opening batsman Henry Nicholls.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 29th over when veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor dabbed a Jasprit Bumrah delivery on the off-side and chose to run a single.
Having hit a mountainous six off Bumrah in the same over, Taylor’s ploy of stealing a single saw the hosts losing a crucial wicket in Nicholls.
Kohli, who was fielding at cover, rushed in from his position to underarm the ball to the stumps at the striker’s end. The brisk effort from the 31-year old player saw him comfortably finding Nicholls short of his crease.
Kohli, who affected a masterly run-out to dismiss Colin Munro in the fourth T20I, ended a potentially dangerous 62-run partnership for the third wicket between Nicholls and Taylor.
Opening the batting with Martin Guptill (32), Nicholls had earlier shared an 85-run opening stand with his senior partner. The southpaw’s 10th ODI half-century saw him scoring a well-made 78 (82) with the help of 11 fours.
After New Zealand captain Tom Latham who won the toss and invited the visitors in to bat, India scored a formidable 347/4 in 50 overs. Shreyas Iyer’s maiden ODI century (107) made him India’s top-scorer in the first innings.
Virat Kohli affects dazzling run-out to dismiss Henry Nicholls
— Anshul kothari (@cricketvideo18) February 5, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) February 5, 2020
Jaw dropping stuff from @imVkohli.
Another brilliant run-out by the Skip 💥💥
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 5, 2020
Virat Kohli or Jonty Rhodes? 🤯
That was a brilliant in-the-air throw from the India skipper!
— ICC (@ICC) February 5, 2020
Full length dive, ball hits the stumps and batsmen fell short by a yard!! Virat Kohli the greatest in every department. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ZZYV827dm8
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 5, 2020
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