Virat Kohli grabs first-rate catch: The Indian captain continued his exceptional day on the field by dismissing the Australian all-rounder.
During the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Bengaluru, India captain Virat Kohli put on display an outstanding fielding display to dismiss Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 32nd over when Labuschagne’s attempt of playing an aerial drive off India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja saw him walking back to the pavilion. Kohli, who was fielding at cover, dived to his right to complete the catch in a first-rate attempt.
Realizing the importance of breaking a 127-run partnership between Steve Smith and Labuschagne, the Indian skipper and other players were seen gleefully celebrating the dismissal.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the ninth over, Labuschagne ended up scoring 54 (64) with the help of five fours. Playing his third ODI, the 25-year old right-hand batsman registered his maiden ODI half-century today.
Coming on the back of a 96-run partnership in the second ODI in Rajkot, the visiting duo once again put a stellar batting performance.
Labuschagne was surprisingly replaced by Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc who was sent in as a pinch-hitter. The ploy didn’t work well for the Aussies as the southpaw was dismissed by Jadeja in the same over. An economical spell saw Jadeja registering bowling figures of 10-1-44-2.
Virat Kohli grabs first-rate catch
How Twitterati reacted:
Manish Pandey in the previous match, Virat Kohli today, Indian catching reaching hitherto unseen level
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 19, 2020
— Troll CSK Haters™ (@CSKFansArmy) January 19, 2020
JADEJA masterclass. Where are you haters 💉💉
— The Alchemist (@ponananthvs) January 19, 2020
#Jadeja strikes! Got his man!
Breaks the big partnership!#labuschagne goes!
Terrific catch by #Kohli!
Even sending Starc so early fails! Jadeja strikes twice in an over!
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏#INDvAUS #AUSvIND #INDvsAUS #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/HQcWD6EhWA
— BlueCap 🇮🇳 (@IndianzCricket) January 19, 2020
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