WATCH – Dhoni And Kuldeep’s Brilliance Sent Back Seifert
By CricShots - Feb 10, 2019 1:47 pm
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After leveling the three-match series in Auckland by 1-1 against New Zealand, Team India will be looking maintain their unbeaten record in a three-match series at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. After winning the toss, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first in a series decider. India made only one change as Yuzvendra Chahal made way for Kuldeep Yadav, who provided India the breakthrough in his first over itself with the help of some brilliance from MS Dhoni.

Kuldeep Yadav and Tim Seifert

The situation was quite similar to the first game in Wellington as the Kiwis were cruising at 66/0 after the first six overs with both the Kiwi openers Tim Siefert (43) and Colin Munro (72) smashing all the Indian bowlers. However, in the 8th over, Kuldeep came out to bowl and suddenly the same openers were started looking clueless. 

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On the third ball of the over, Yadav appealed for LWB as Siefert attempted for the reverse sweep but missed as the ball was pitched around the middle stump. However, in replays, it was shown that the ball was hitting the gloves. Rohit was considering to got for a DRS but Dhoni and Kuldeep said they were not sure of the impact and he decided against it and reaped the rewards of that decision on the very next ball.

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Kuldeep was just too good for Seifert as he got him on the very next ball. Yadav delivered a fuller length ball on the off stump which drew the batsman forward who was beaten as the ball spun and went the other way. Behind the stumps, Dhoni was quick enough to whips off the bails and the umpires decided to go upstairs and in replays, it was looking like Seifert just dragged his foot back as something was looking behind the line but Chris Brown, the third umpire, thinks otherwise and gave it out.

Here is the video of the dismissal: