Tim Paine Does An MS Dhoni, Stumps Henry Nicholls In A Blink Of An Eye

Australia are in a commanding position on day four of the second Test as they look to wrap up the series with one match still to go. Skipper Tim Paine has led the team from the front as the host look to strengthen their second spot in the ICC World Test Championship after India. After a valuable knock of 79 runs with the bat, Paine was swift behind the stumps to help the Aussies dominate the game.

The Aussies, who came from a dominating victory over Pakistan looked in total control of things against New Zealand and sealed the first Test convincingly. They are all set to pocket the second Test as well as the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Tim Paine, who was under the scanner for his poor performances, has answered his critics in style with all-round performances.

Tim Paine. Credit: Getty Images

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Tim Paine does an MS Dhoni

After a timely 79-run knock in the first-innings, Paine produced some excellent work behind the wicket. It was his brilliant hand-eye coordination which gave Australia the much-needed wicket of Henry Nicholls, who was looking well-set for a big knock. It was an excellent delivery from Nathan Lyon, who tossed up slower and on the off-stump which dragged Nicholls forward on the defensive push and then got the ball to rip past the outside edge.

Meanwhile, Nicholls had lunged so far ahead, that he literally dragged himself out of the crease. And Tim Paine did the rest, who showed excellent hand-eye coordination to dislodge the bells. The Aussie skipper new right from the onset that he has got his man and was seen celebrating in joy as Australia took one step closer to the victory.

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Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favorite sport.

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