India’s former skipper MS Dhoni once again affected a smart stumping to dismiss the second ODI centurion Shaun Marsh. The southpaw batsman shimmied down the track and Yuzvendra Chahal, who finally got his chance in the final XI, bowled down the leg-side. Marsh could not make the contact with the ball and Dhoni took a sharp take when even he was blindfolded by the batsman.
In fact, MS Dhoni was not sure whether he has whipped the bails in time whereas India’s captain Virat Kohli was confident that the talisman has done the job. Marsh landed his bat in the follow through of the swing in front of the popping crease. Thus, he was adjudged out by the third umpire.
MS Dhoni is a magician behind the stumps.
Furthermore, Chahal got another wicket of Usman Khawaja. It was a soft dismissal when Chahal got the top edge of the left-hander. In fact, it was an innocuous delivery as it was going down the leg-side.
Meanwhile, Dhoni was not at his usual best in the ongoing third ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Dhoni fluffed a chance when Kedar Jadhav produced an outside edge of Shaun Marsh’s bat when he was on 11.
However, the bungled chance didn’t prove to be costly for the tourists as Marsh was dismissed on 39 runs. In fact, Dhoni could not cleanly gather the ball on a couple of occasions, which was a rare phenomenon.
On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave a perfect start to the visitors. Kumar was able to dismiss Alex Carey when he bowled a beauty. Furthermore, Kumar was able to plumb Australia’s captain Aaron Finch in front of the wickets.
Here is the lightning-quick stumping of MS Dhoni: