Ravindra Jadeja and former India skipper MS Dhoni proved yet again that why they are an integral part of the national team, especially in the limited overs format. The duo joined hands in ensuring India bagged the prized wicket of Glenn Maxwell during a crucial juncture of the game. It was a short delivery bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. Shaun Marsh tapped the ball towards Jadeja and they committed the mistake again of taking his arm on.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja combine to dismiss Glenn Maxwell
Just like the 2nd ODI, Jadeja fired in a bullet throw from short cover. MS Dhoni did a terrific job as he just deflected the throw off his gloves onto the stumps. There weren’t any celebrations from Dhoni which didn’t really made the spectators realize that it was a dismissal. However, when Out was flashed on the giant screen, the joy of the crowd knew no bounds. They didn’t care about the Jadeja throw as Dhoni overshadowed him with a terrific street smart instinct.
When Jadeja’s rocket arm meets Dhoni’s guile https://t.co/63KnOOePH6
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Before the start of the match, it was an initiative taken by MS Dhoni of wearing camouflaged army style caps to pay tribute to the Indian army. Captain Virat Kohli spoke about it during the coin toss which was won by the home team. The visitors were asked to bat and they got off to the perfect start. Openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch got them off to a fantastic start.
India suffered an injury scare as their premier fast bowler Mohammed Shami went off the field after being struck in the shin area from an Aaron Finch drive. He left the field for a brief period of time and Virat Kohli opted for a few different options in order to complete Shami’s quota. However, he returned to the field soon and finished his full quota of overs.
Australia looked in complete control of proceedings and looked well set to post something beyond the 350 mark. However, wickets fell in a cluster towards the end which never really allowed the visitors to press on the accelerator. When the article was written, Australia had score 286/5 in 47 overs. The home team will look to conceded minimum runs in the last 3 overs.