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Rohit Sharma saves Virat from shambles after the latter’s wayward throw

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Indian Captain Virat Kohli is one of the best fielders in the Indian Team and He put on an exhibition of the same during the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Bengaluru. Indian captain led the team from the front in the field.

But as we all know, No One is perfect and at some point One is bound to have an off moment. The same happened with captain Virat Kohli as he came up with a poor throw while fielding at mid-off but luckily the wayward throw was saved from going for penalty runs by vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

It happened on the first delivery of the 12th over, Australia batsman Steve Smith played straight shot off an innocuous delivery from Navdeep Saini. The shot directly went into the bucket hands of Kohli and despite the batsman not attempting the run, Kohli tried to throw the ball back to KL Rahul. But the throw was one of the poorest as it lobbed over KL. Luckily for team India, the throw was backed up by Rohit who was fielding at first slip.Realizing his mistake, Kohli was quick to admit it and then gave a cheeky smile to normalize the situation.

Coming to the match, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first inviting Indian bowlers to have a crack on an abrasive surface. The pitch provided a little bit help to Indian bowlers as they made full use of the seam and the minimal swing that was on offer. The trio of JaspritBumrah, Mohammad Shami and Navdeep Saini troubled the Australian batsmen continuously with their nagging line and lengths.

Australian opening pair of David warner and Aaron Finch was sent back to hut inside the first power-play for just 46 runs on the board. Steve Smith then stitched together a 127-run third-wicket stand with Marnus Labuschagne and Australia were looking set for a total in the access of 300 but a brilliant catch from Indian Skipper turn the tides in Indian favour. Labuschagne attempted third unsuccessful drive in a row off Jadega’s bowling and came to an end when Virat Kohli took a super diving catch at cover.

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After that Indian bowlers tightened the screws as Australia could only manage 286 for 9 in their allotted overs. In reply, India chased down the target with the brilliance of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and sealed the series by 2-1.

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