Be It Virat Kohli’s special knock or Hardik Pandya-MS Dhoni’s brilliant partnership or Windies’ Collapse, there are quite a few aspects in the game between India and Windies, which will be remembered for a long time. One of them is MS Dhoni taking a diving catch behind the wickets, which made Rohit Sharma go awe at him.
It was Carlos Brathwaite, who edged the Pacy delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. The ball was going to head into the space between Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and almost on the verge of taking a bounce. Then came the stunning Mahi, who dived to his right to collect an absolute scorcher.
Safe Hands, MS Dhoni – Rohit Sharma
Meanwhile, the vice-captain of the Indian National Cricket Team Rohit Sharma, who stood right next to MS Dhoni, surprised with the glorious effort from the wicket-keeper. He took to the social media platforms to express his awe to MS Dhoni for a stunning catch.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 27, 2019
As it happened:
Ahead of the catch, there was a lot of drama took place with India choosing to bat first. They got a poor start with Rohit Sharma walking back for a cheap score. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli took the onus on their shoulders to balance the ship.
Just when things looked good for India, KL Rahul walked back while Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav failed to make the most of their opportunities. Once again, it was MS Dhoni, who stood tall in the middle for the team.
Despite Virat Kohli losing his wicket after a well-made 72-run knock, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya ensured the team have a good total on the board, especially, on a wicket, which was tough to bat on.
India’s 268 for 5 looked par on this Machester wicket but the Asian giants came out and bowled with a lot of intent to make light work of their defence. A collective bowling effort saw West Indies bowled out for 124.
India’s 144-run win has ended West Indies chances of qualifying for the semi-final. On the other hand, India are a step closer to the semi-finals with 11 points from 7 matches.