There is no denying the fact that the excitement is at the highest level whenever the Indian and Australian cricket teams face each other on the ground and something of the same sort happened during the 3-match ODI series and just concluded 3-match T20I series. While the Australians won the ODI series by 2-1, the visitors made a comeback in the T20I series and won it by 2-1.
Team India sealed the T20I series by winning the second T20I in which Hardik Pandya played a brilliant innings well supported by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. In the bowling sector, T. Natarajan was superb but what was talked about the most was the dropped catch of Matthew Wade which was dropped by Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper is one of the best fielders of the world but in the last couple of matches, he has dropped some very easy catches.
Matthew Wade was leading his team in the second T20I as the Australian skipper Aaron Finch was declared unfit for the match. When the wicketkeeper-batsman came to bat, he looked in a great touch and soon he scored 58 runs for which he played just 32 balls. The Indians were desperate to get his wicket because he would have ensured his team’s victory if he had carried for some time.
Soon, the Indian spinner Washington Sundar gave a good chance to the Indian team when his delivery took a leading edge from Matthew Wade’s bat and went towards Virat Kohli. It was quite an easy catch and everyone would have expected that he would easily take that catch but the Indian skipper dropped it. However, Virat rectified his mistake by quickly throwing the ball towards the wicketkeeper KL Rahul who made no mistake in removing the bails quickly resulting in Wade getting out. There was no coordination among the Aussie batsmen Matthew Wade and Steve Smith because of which this goof-up took place.
This incident was noticed by the England pacer Stuart Broad and he shared the video while tagging his teammate James Anderson with caption, “Remind you of anything @Jimmy9?”
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) December 6, 2020
Stuart Broad was talking about a similar incident which happened during the England team’s tour to Pakistan early this year. In that match, James Anderson was pretty close to completing his 600 wickets when Stuart Broad dropped an easy catch on Anderson’s bowling. However, Broad also ensured that his team got a wicket by getting the batsman out by directly hitting the wicket.
Soon, India and Australia will face each other in the four match test series in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.