The catch came but Kohli and Pujara kept watching.Image Credit source: Screenshot/Hotstar
New Delhi: in the final against Australia Team India Has been continuously disappointed on one or the other front. If the bowlers disappointed on the first day, then the batsmen surrendered on the second day. On the third day, the team made a comeback with both bat and ball. Even on the fourth day, the match was going on evenly, but then there was a big mistake in the fielding. This mistake was made by Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, whose mistake was taken advantage of by Alex Carey.
The game on the fourth day of the final at The Oval started in a good way for India. Umesh Yadav got the wicket of Marnus Labushen in the third over of the day itself. If Labushen’s wicket brought relief, then Alex Carrie froze and started increasing the headache of Team India. Then a great opportunity came to Team India, but the mistake made in the mistake caused the loss.
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Kohli-Pujara just kept watching
Umesh Yadav came for bowling in the second over of the second session of the day. Alex Carey was on strike. Carey tried to drive the very first ball of the over but hit the outside edge of the bat and the catch bounced towards the slips. Cheteshwar Pujara was deployed on the first slip and Virat Kohli on the second slip.
Both had a chance to take this catch, but neither of them even moved from their place and the ball came out of the middle and went for 4 runs.
This Catch Which Virat Kohli Missed now, same catch from same position Rohit sharma Took in 2019!
But the most interesting&sad thing is that Rohit Sharma gets trolled for his fitness pic.twitter.com/YIqcu3pPhD
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Pujara or Kohli – whose fault?
The question is, whose catch was it? Although both the fielders had this chance, but it was easier for Virat Kohli. This is because he was at second slip and the catch was on his right hand side, which is Kohli’s dominant hand, while for Pujara it was on the left hand side. Not only this, Pujara was also wearing pads at that time, due to which it was natural for his movement to be affected.
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Carrie took advantage
Carey was playing only 41 runs at that time and Australia’s score was only 205 runs and his lead was 378 runs. Carey took advantage of this and scored a half-century. He finally returned unbeaten after scoring 66 runs. Although Kohli later caught Stark’s catch but by then the damage was done. Australia declared their innings at a score of 270 and gave India a big target of 444 runs.
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