Indian captain Virat Kohli might not be amongst the runs recently consistently; however, he has been in the thick of the battles, making his presence felt. Virat Kohli could manage only seven runs amid England’s steep target of 330 in the ongoing third ODI in Pune; however, he took a stunning catch while fielding at covers to dismiss Adil Rashid. The leg-spinner’s scalp gave India a massive relief.
With Adil Rashid setting himself for a match-defining partnership, he nudged one to covers for a single. However, with the ball in the air, the Indian captain seized the opportunity by putting a dive and pouching the ball with one hand. Kohli landed but made sure that the ball did not touch the ground. It was Shardul Thakur’s fourth wicket and Adil Rashid perished for 19 runs, ending a valuable half-century stand.
Earlier, England restricted India to 329 after electing to bowl first. The tourists dismissed Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli in quick successions before Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya stitched a 99-run partnership. Shardul Thakur crafted an invaluable cameo of 30 runs to drag the home side to a competitive total. With three wickets in seven overs, Mark Wood as the pick of the England’s bowlers.