In a series which has seen some of the world’s best fielders dropping the easiest of catches, Daniel Sams pulled off a stunning catch to send back Shikhar Dhawan in the ongoing third T20I between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The Australia pacer was just short of dropping the catch and adding his name to the dubious list of players who have dropped catches in the series before redeeming himself with a stunning effort.
On the fifth ball of the ninth over bowled by Mitchell Swepson, Dhawan pulled hard to the left of deep midwicket. At first, it looked like the ball would easily get to the boundary but Daniel Sams had other plans. The left-arm pacer moved to his left and tried to catch the ball with both of his hands.
The ball, however, spilled out of his hands. But before the ball could land on the field, Daniel Sams made a fine dive and took the catch with one hand. Dhawan departed after scoring 28 off 21 balls.
Here is a clip of the catch from Daniel Sams:
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Talking about the game, India were on 111 for 4 at the end of 15 overs at the time of writing this report. Skipper Virat Kohli was batting on 65 while giving him company was Hardik Pandya.
Earlier in the match, Australia rode on fifties from Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell to post a big total of 186 for 5. Wade top-scored for the hosts, scoring 80 off off 53 balls. His knock was studded with seven fours and a couple of sixes.
Maxwell also continued his fine form with the bat by scoring another fifty. The right-handed batsman scored 54 off 36 balls with the help three fours and as many sixes. For India, Washington Sundar was the pick of the bowlers, taking 2 for 34 off his four overs. T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur picked one wicket each.