Watch: Mohammed Shami Castles Glenn Maxwell With Stunning Delivery
Glenn Maxwell once again threatened to be a thorn in the flesh for Team India in the ongoing first ODI in Hyderabad. The right-handed batsman had almost singlehandedly beat India in the T20Is by scoring 56 and 113 not out. However, before he could inflict more damage on the hosts in the first ODI, Mohammed Shami bowled a stunning delivery to castle him.
Earlier in the game, Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the decision backfired initially as Finch departed in the very second over even without opening his account. Finch lasted just two balls before edging Jasprit Bumrah behind the stumps. Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis then steadied the ship by adding 87 runs for the second wicket. Kedar Jadhav broke the stand when he had Stoinis caught for 37. 10 runs later, Vijay Shankar took a stunner to send back Khawaja and put India on top. Khawaja scored 50.
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Kuldeep Yadav then accounted for Peter Handscomb before Mohammed Shami sent back debutant Ashton Turner to reduce Australia to 169 for 5. And just 4 runs later, Shami came up with a stunning delivery to get rid of Glenn Maxwell.The hard-hitting batsman was looking set for another big score after racing away to 40. With ten more overs left, Maxwell would have wanted to go for the big shots.
But before he could unleash his shots, Shami sent him back. After failing to score from the first four balls, Shami wanted to go for the big heave but paid a big price. He seemed to have played a touch early and lost the bottom hand grip and completely missed the ball. The ball, which seemed to move towards the end, went on to uproot the off-stump.
Here is a clip of that wicket:
Meanwhile, Team India will be looking to avenge their embarrassing two-nil loss in the ODI series. Despite the loss in the T20Is, India are the firm favourites to win the ODIs. The Men in Blue, currently the second-best side in the world, have won series in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the last one year or so in addition to winning the Asia Cup. Australia, on the other hand, have not won a bilateral series since beating Pakistan at home in early 2017.
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