India clinched a win in the first ODI of India vs Australia last night at Chennai. After winning the toss, India took to batting but failed miserably on the hands of Nathan Coulter Nile and Adam Zampa. Thanks to MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya who played blistering innings leading India reaching a total of 281/7.
Rain played a major turnover limiting the overs and setting a less target for Australia team. It was necessary to send back the openers back to dressing room if India wanted a victory. Steve Smith, the Australian skipper is the backbone of the team and always has a great track record against India. It was necessary to get rid of him and it was Bumrah the savior this time but not as a bowler rather as a fielder.
On the penultimate delivery of the fifth over bowled by Hardik Pandya, Smith had survived a close call when India’s review went his way. However, he could not capitalize on it as he returned back to the pavilion on the very next delivery. Bumrah managed to deceive Smith with a slower delivery and as a result, the right-handed batsman was a little early into his shot. Subsequently, Smith ended up top-edging the ball high in the air.
It was not an easy catch. Bumrah, standing at short fine, had to run behind. He ran back and took a scintillating catch to send the skipper back.