1st ODI: Former India captain MS Dhoni found himself unlucky as he was leg before wicket for 51 off 96 balls. His wicket brought an end to the hopes of an Indian win as a partnership of 137 with Rohit Sharma came to an end. India was reeling at four for three when Dhoni joined Rohit. Debutant Jason Behrenhdorff got the prized scalp as Dhoni looked to work the ball towards the leg side. Dhoni’s was pinned leg before and India didn’t have any reviews any left. It certainly looked like it pitched well outside the leg peg. It was a huge blow for the visitors. It was full and at the stumps and Dhoni missed the flick. The only debate could have been regarding the pitch of the delivery and the umpire Michael Gough didn’t have too much to think there. Replays showed it was not out and Dhoni would consider himself unlucky.
Here is the dismissal:
Here is how Twitter responded to the dismissal:
It was Ambati Rayadu who had consumed the DRS earlier and hence MS Dhoni was left with no choice as he had to make the long walk back. At the time of filing the copy, India 105 off 54 balls with Rohit on a century being India’s only hope.