Australia stand-in captain Matthew Wade attempted a better stumping in place of Shikhar Dhawan in the second T20I against India in Sydney. However, the Indian openers were quick to establish their foothold and refuse dismissal. Later, when the replay revealed that Dhawan was safe, Wade joked that he was not as fast as former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
The incident occurred during India’s 9th over. Mitchell Swapson bowled a short ball, and Dhawan tried to cut it out but missed it. Wade made no mistake in collecting the ball, waiting for Dhawan to lift his leg and swiftly up the bails.
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The square-leg umpire went to the third umpire to investigate a possible dismissal. The TV replay shattered the Australian team’s expectations as Dhawan was out early compared to Wade. As Dhawan was getting ready to face the last ball of the over, Wad was heard saying, “I’m not quick, I’m not Dhoni” on the stump mic.
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Dhawan survived that stumping effort and then completed his 11th T20I half-century. His 36-ball 52-run knock was set for India as they chased down the 195-run target.
With 25 runs required from the final 12 balls, Pandya brought equation 14 to the final over. He hit a few fours in austerity to ease the pressure a bit. The all-rounder hit two huge sixes to seal the match in India’s favor. He also claimed the Match Honor player remained unbeaten after scoring 42 runs off 22 balls.
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Earlier, Wade led from the front with a blistering half-century and put Australia in a strong position after a brilliant performance with the bat. He scored 13 runs in the first over, caught Deepak Chahar for three fours, driving and paddling sweep.
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