David Miller’s one-handed catch leaves Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan stunned
India's team captain Virat Kohli (L) and Shikhar Dhawan (L) walk on the field during the second Twenty20 international cricket match of a three-match series between India and South Africa at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on September 18, 2019. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)
The second T20I encounter between India and South Africa witnessed some quality fielding from both the sides, including some sensational catches.
For India, skipper Virat Kohli pulled off a blinder to get rid of his counterpart Quinton de Kock in the first innings in Mohali on Wednesday, whereas for the Proteas, David Miller left the spectators awestruck with a stunning airborne catch to remove Shikhar Dhawan in the second innings.
It happened in the 12th over of the Indian innings, Dhawan, batting on 40, slammed a slow one from spinner Tabraiz Shamsi towards long-on. Miller, however, ran towards the ball and then flung himself towards his right to pluck the ball in mid-air.
After the catch, an amazed Dhawan could only give a wry smile to the Indian skipper, who himself was open-mouthed at the bowling end after what he saw.
Miller’s catch put the Indian juggernaut on a temporary halt but Kohli, with his 72 not out off 52, helped India register a comfortable seven-wicket win.
Talking about the match, after getting an invitation to bat first, South Africa scored 149 runs in 20 overs which India chased down with six balls to spare.
Post the win, India lead the series 1-0 as the first T20I between the two sides got washed out. The teams next meet for the final encounter at Bengaluru on Sunday.
(With inputs from IANS)