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With Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne looking solid in the middle in the ongoing third ODI between India and Australia in Bengaluru, India needed something special to break the partnership and their talismanic skipper Virat Kohli came up with that special moment. For the second game in a row, India managed to dismiss Australia’s in-form openers Aaron Finch and David Warner cheaply.

Mohammed Shami gave India the first breakthrough by dismissing Warner for just three. A comical mix up between Steve Smith and Finch then saw the latter depart for 19 as Australia found themselves 2 down for 46. But before India could capitalise on the two early wickets, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the ship.

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For the second game in a row, the two stitched together a century-plus stand after adding 103 runs in the previous game. But before they could propel Australia to a big total, Virat Kohli pulled off a stunning catch to send back Labuschagne soon after the batsman reached his maiden ODI fifty.

Ravindra Jadeja bowled one slightly outside off and Labuschagne went for a full bloodied inside out shot. He, however, ended up hitting the shot in air. And although it looked like the ball would easily cross Virat Kohli at cover, the latter had some other ideas. The India skipper dived across full length and took the catch with both hands before pointing his finger to his lips as he brought the entire stadium to life.

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Before his departure, Labuschagne scored 54 and added 127 runs with Smith. Labuschagne made his debut in the ongoing series only and could not bat in the series-opener. In the second game, he missed his maiden ODI fifty by just four runs.

Here is a clip of that catch from Virat Kohli: