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Kohli pulls off a one-handed screamer to dismiss Rashid

Indian captain Virat Kohli couldn’t have asked for a better performance from his teammates in the series decider at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The 32-year-old captain was pleased as a punch after India won the match by 7 runs.

The hosts won the ODI series by 2-1. Earlier, they won the Test series by 3-1 and the T20I series by 3-2. However, Indians were sloppy on the field as they dropped easy catches. Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya dropped two easy regulation catches.

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On the other hand, T Natarajan also dropped one catch during the game. Meanwhile, the Indian skipper stole the spotlight by taking a sensational one-handed catch to send Adil Rashid packing.

Kohli might have failed with the bat as he scored just 7 runs but he was an absolute livewire on the field when he took a mind-boggling catch to get rid of Adil Rashid. Kohli’s screamer helped Shardul Thakur bag his fourth wicket of the match.

The incident happened during the 40th over of the match when England were trying to insert pressure on the hosts. However, Shardul Thakur came up with a plan of bowling a slower delivery which tempted Adil to lob the ball in the air.

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Meanwhile, Kohli who was fielding at short cover dived fully to his left while also maintaining balance once his elbow hit the turf. Talking about dropped catches during the game, the 32-year-old skipper said: “It’s most disappointing for the guy who drops the catch, but as much as you get disappointed, catches get put down and sometimes they cost you. There’s no lack of intent, and our body language was outstanding. Eventually, we got over the line.”

Earlier, Hardik Pandya dropped an easy catch of Ben Stokes. However, T Natarajan bowled a tricky full-toss to get Stokes’ wicket as Shikhar Dhawan took a brilliant catch. After Stokes’ dismissal, Hardik thanked Dhawan for taking a clean catch.

Dhawan scored 67 off 56 balls with the help of 10 boundaries. “I was always in the groove. Once I got the chance, I made the most of it. It’s a good feeling to bat like this, I really enjoyed it. I was playing domestic cricket, I was preparing for it and that was the best match practice I could get coming into this series.

The wicket was good for the last two matches and it stayed true today as well. I enjoy playing on bouncy tracks,” Dhawan said while speaking to the broadcaster at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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