A Dynamic Run-out & One-handed Screamer: Kohli’s Fielding Leaves Australia Shell-shocked

Virat Kohli may not have batted all that well, but with a powerful direct hit and a one-handed miracle, he changed the game in India’s favor.

Virat Kohli may not have batted all that well, but with a powerful direct hit and a one-handed miracle, he changed the game in India’s favor.

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The defending T20 champions Australia was upset by Team India on Monday at The Gabba in their first practice match. The Men in Blue bowled the Aussies out for 180 in 20 overs, defeating them by 6 runs after giving the hosts a 167-run goal.

With a 41-run opening stand from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh, Australia got off to a great start in the chase. The Australian captain even reached fifty, scoring 76 off 54 balls while hitting three sixes and seven fours. However, his efforts were successful since the Australian middle order failed to fend off the Indian attack.

India vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2022 Warm-up

With a 41-run opening stand from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh, Australia got off to a great start in the chase. The Australian captain even reached fifty, scoring 76 off 54 balls while hitting three sixes and seven fours. However, his efforts were successful since the Australian middle order failed to fend off the Indian attack.

Tim David was run out in the nineteenth over. In order to go for a run, Josh Inglis tucked a fuller delivery from Harshal Patel to the right of mid-wicket. Tim David reacted as he should have, but Kohli’s blazing pace outran him. The former captain of India promptly took up the ball and struck the target in the keeper’s end. Replays revealed David was much outside of his crease as he left the field immediately following Harshal’s removal of Finch.

If Kohli’s spectacular throw wasn’t impressive enough, he started everyone in the next over by taking a one-hand screamer close to the long-on boundary Shami lofted a full-length delivery from Pat Cummins but Kohli pounced on the ball with a superb leap before it could pass the boundary. His grab was so amazing that the Australian dug out applauded it.

Australian tails fell victim to Mohammad Shami’s brilliance with 11 runs needed off the final over. Shami had recently joined the Indian team as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement. He struck out four successive times to remove the Australians after giving up four runs in the first two deliveries. He just bowled one over during the practice game, but it was all the world champs needed to get going.

India will next face New Zealand in their next practice game at the same venue on Wednesday.

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