Indian National Cricket team wicket-keeper MS Dhoni executed a perfect plan along with bowler Kedar Jadhav to dismiss New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson during the fifth ODI at Wellington.
Meanwhile, in pursuit of 252 runs, the hosts had the worst possible start. Mohammed Shami provided the first breakthrough dismissing Henry Nicholls in the fourth over. The pacer from Bengal struck back again removing Colin Munro before Hardik Pandya bagged the priceless wicket of Ross Taylor. Since then, skipper Williamson partnered Tom Latham to bail New Zealand out. They rotated the strike beautifully while the odd boundaries kept coming. They shared a 67 runs stand before Jadhav and MS Dhonis set up a brilliant plot to dismiss Kane Williamson.
Kedar Jadhav tempted Kane Williamson with a short ball as the New Zealand skipper wanted to power this pull shot over the rope, but no pace was offered on the ball by the bowler, so in trying to generate some he holed out at deep mid-wicket. Shikhar Dhawan grabbed the catch with ease and showed his trademark step at the boundary ropes.
Ecstatic with the breakthrough, Kedar Jadhav showed his dance moves while MS Dhoni celebrated the wicket with his arms pointing up. The sight clearly depicted that it was a well-thought-out plan to dismiss the Kiwi skipper.
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Previously, a crucial stand between Ambati Rayudu and Vijay Shankar and then a late cameo from Hardik Pandya ensured India post 252 runs on the board after losing the first four wickets within 18 runs. Rayudu topped the scoring chart with 90 runs while Pandya smacked a 2-ball 35 including five massive sixes.