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India left-arm pacer, Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Australian dangerman, Chris Lynn, as he picked up the second wicket for India in the second T20I game at Melbourne.
Khaleel foxes Lynn at the MCG
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. In their quest to level the series, they didn’t make a change to their lineup while the hosts were forced to make one as Nathan Coulter Nile found a place on the teamsheet.
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Meanwhile, Aaron Finch’s men couldn’t make a great start, as they lost two wickets within the powerplay. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar unlucky to see two catches getting dropped in his over, The first one to miss it was Rishabh Pant who made an excellent effort by diving to his left, in front of first slip. Furthermore, the second one who missed the catch was Jasprit Bumrah. Though it was not a straightforward chance, he seemed to lose his balance and eventually dropped it.
In addition to, Khaleel Ahmed put a smile in the dressing room, as he picked up the wicket of Chris Lynn in the fourth over of the match.
Ahmed had his revenge. He was trying to do this all through the over to fox Lynn with the slower ball, and it worked this time. This delivery held onto the pitch a tad and was quite wide as well. Lynn tried to launch it big on the off-side but was never in control. He slices it high towards sweeper cover where Krunal took it with ease and set off on a celebratory run.
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Meanwhile, Australia is in big trouble, as they have lost half their side, and are aiming to put anything above 130 on the board. Moreover, Khaleel Ahmed has got his second wicket in the name of D’Arcy Short as well.
Here is the video of Lynn’s wicket: