We all know MS Dhoni’s skills behind the stumps. In fact, his power-hitting abilities are on the wane but his wicket-keeping has always remained top class. Dhoni’s glovework is always lightning quick and you can miss his stumping even if you wink your eyes. Meanwhile, India’s debutant Mayank Markande bowled a wrong one to Australia debutant Peter Handscomb.

Handscomb, who is a good technique against spinners, failed to pick up the goggly. However, Dhoni was quick on his feet as he moved to his left. In fact, Handscomb got an inside edge onto the pad and thus Dhoni could not collect the ball. Handscomb went on to runs two runs on that ball.

MS Dhoni., Glenn Maxwell, India vs Australia 2019
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Dhoni could not deliver with the bat.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar and Sunil Gavaskar who were on air explained how MS Dhoni was able to pick up the goggly. However, he could not collect the ball because of the deflection.

Manjrekar said in the commentary box that this was the best delivery which was bowled by Mayank Markanade. The rookie spinner from Punjab went wicketless on his debut as he conceded 31 runs in his four overs quota.

MS Dhoni, India vs Australia 2019, Mayank Markande
MS Dhoni. (Photo by Mark Brake – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

On the other hand, MS Dhoni chewed as many 37 balls for his 29 runs. The former Indian skipper could not hit the ground running as he failed to get the boundaries at regular intervals. Furthermore, Dhoni kept losing his partners consistently. In fact, Dhoni refused as many eight singles in the innings.

Meanwhile, Australia went on to win the thrilling contest by three wickets. India posted a paltry score of 126 runs in the 20 overs after KL Rahul scored a fine fifty in his comeback match. On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell played an attacking knock of 56 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled a majestic penultimate over. Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins were able to take their side over the line after they got 14 runs in the final over bowled by Umesh Yadav.

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