Yet again, a poor umpiring decision has seen a batsman walking away. The former skipper of India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was knocking for Indian National Cricket Team in the middle walked back after the poor decision by the umpire. MS Dhoni hasn’t got the chance to review, as Ambati Rayudu already used it, early in the innings.
Initially, it was India, who lost 3 wickets for just 4 runs on the board. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu walked back in quick succession to make things tough for India. However, MS Dhoni stood tall in the middle to hand his support to Rohit Sharma.
MS Dhoni scored his 68th ODI fifty:
Just after scoring his personal fifty, MS Dhoni failed to put on a bat to the ball, which struck him on the pads. The stern appeal by the Australians kept the pressure on the umpire, who lifted the dangerous finger to ask MS Dhoni walk back. Currently, it is Rohit Sharma, who is battling out for India.
It was MS Dhoni’s 68th ODI fifty for Indian National Cricket Team. During the course, he also brought his 10,000th ODI run for India as well. On the other side, Rohit Sharma looked rock solid with his majestic strokeplay.
However, later, the replays suggested that the pitching of the ball was marginally outside the leg. The replays earned the umpire booing from the Indian fans, as they were expecting a show from Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the chase.
Earlier, Shaun Marsh and Khawaja added 92 runs for the 3rd wicket before Kuldeep Yadav sending Shaun Marsh back to the hut. Meanwhile, Peter Handscomb batted beautifully to stabilise the things in the middle. He found the fence more often than not and rotated the strike brilliantly. He finished with 73 to his name.
In the end, it was Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb, who took the charge to go berserk against Indians. The duo got runs at a great rate to make things fall in place for India. Maxwell chipped in with 11 runs off 5 balls.
Here is the video:
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