Dinesh Karthik receives affection from Rohit Sharma after messing up run out opportunity

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik disturbed one of the bails before receiving the throw cleanly.

Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma was quick to show mercy towards Dinesh Karthik after the latter messed up an easy chance to run out Glenn Maxwell. The incident happened during the eighth over of Australia's innings when they were dominating the game after a great start from Cameron Green.

Rohit won the toss again and elected to bowl first in the third and final T20I match against Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. In-form Green went ballistic again and smashed 52 runs off just 21 balls to give Australia a flying start but the visitors kept losing wickets at the other end. 

Australia lost both of their openers within the first five overs but managed to put up 71 runs on the scoreboard at the end of seven overs with star batters Steven Smith and Maxwell batting in the middle. India's key spinner Yuzvendra Chahal opened his spell in the eighth over and conceded three singles on the first three deliveries.

Maxwell played the fourth delivery in the fine leg region and was a little short of completing the second run as Axar Patel's direct throw was much quicker.

The replay clearly highlighted that the Indian wicketkeeper (Dinesh Karthik) disturbed the stumps before collecting the ball. But fortunately for India, the third umpire's decision came as out because only one bail was disturbed by Karthik's touch.

The second bail lit up due to the ball's impact which brought celebration among Indian players and fans all over the ground. But Rohit was the most cheerful on the ground and greeted Karthik with a hug and kiss on his helmet.

After Maxwell's unfortunate dismissal, Chahal dismissed Steven Smith in his next over by virtue of Karthik's quick stumping. Josh Inglis and Matthew Wade then controlled Australia's innings with a 31-run partnership for the fifth wicket. But in-form Axar dismissed both batters in his last over to leave Australia reeling at 117 for the loss of six wickets in 13.5 overs.