Last Update on: January 17th, 2020 at 06:29 pm
David Warner has been in stunning form this season. He arrived in India after scoring one T20I century and four Test centuries including an unbeaten knock of 335 and started the ongoing series in the same manner. In the series-opener in Mumbai, the Australia opener scored an unbeaten 128 as the visitors thrashed India by ten wickets to take the lead in the three-match series.
The form David Warner is in at the moment, India needed something special to get rid of him in the ongoing game in Rajkot and that moment of brilliance was provided by none other than Manish Pandey. Manish Pandey made amends for his poor display with the bat in the game by pulling off an absolutely stunning catch to give India the first breakthrough in the do-or-die clash.
Earlier in the game, India bounced back from their poor batting display in the first game to post a big total of 340 for 6 in the ongoing game. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for the Men in Blue once again, scoring 96. Virat Kohli also returned to form and scored 78 before KL Rahul provided the finishing touches to the innings by blasting 80 runs off just 52 balls.
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And before David Warner and Aaron Finch could give Australia another good start, Manish Pandey took off the blinder to put India on top. On the second ball of the fourth over, David Warner cleared his front leg and slashed a wide delivery from Mohammed Shami. The ball was travelling like a tracer bullet and looked set to cross the boundary ropes.
However, Manish Pandey had some other ideas as he jumped his time to perfection and grabbed the catch with just one hand to leave Warner shell shocked. Warner departed after scoring 15.
Here is a clip of that catch from Manish Pandey: