Whereas for India, it was skipper Virat Kohli who took a blinder on Wednesday to eliminate his counterpart Quinton de Kock within the first innings in Mohali on Wednesday, one other sensational effort on the sector which caught the limelight was David Miller’s stunner to take away Shikhar Dhawan.
With Kohli and Dhawan constructing a robust partnership after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal of their chase of 150, the match was slowly slipping out of Proteas’ arms.
To carry his facet again, Miller made a superhuman effort to select up probably the greatest catches ever seen on a cricket discipline.
Within the 12th over of the Indian innings, Dhawan, batting on 40, slammed a gradual one from spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in direction of long-on. Miller, nonetheless, ran in direction of the ball after which flung himself in direction of his proper to pluck the ball in mid-air.
After the trouble from the South African, all Dhawan may do was give a wry smile to the Indian skipper, who simply stayed on the bowling finish in amazement after what he noticed.
Nonetheless, Miller’s effort did not forestall the Indians from registering a snug seven-wicket win and take an unassailable 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection, with the primary sport being washed out.
The Males in Blue will now intention to clinch the collection after they tackle the Proteas within the remaining T20I on Sunday on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.