ENG v IND: Shikar Dhawan runs himself out yet again
India lost their momentum in the innings after Dhawan got dismissed.
Updated - Jul 17, 2018 10:20 pm
It has been a frustrating tour thus far for Shikhar Dhawan, who got off to some good starts but failed to capitalize on all these occasions. India and England are tussling out at the Leeds in the ODI series decider and Dhawan, who was looking in ominous touch, once again made a meal of a good opportunity.
Dhawan was batting brilliantly on 44 and Virat Kohli was at the striker’s end. Kohli nudged the ball to mid-wicket and Dhawan went galloping for a single when there wasn’t one. Ben Stokes was lightning quick on the field and his direct throw ensured Dhawan walked back to the pavilion.
India were on a roll when Dhawan and Kohli were in the middle. Runs were coming in thick and fast and a score in excess of 300 was on cards. But Dhawan’s wicket caused a capitulation which no one saw coming. Dhawan had struck 7 boundaries in his 49-ball 44 and given he had batted a little long, India could’ve easily eclipsed the 280 mark.
A tough task cut out for the visitors
Virat Kohli and his men now have a tough task cut out to win the ODI series. Although they have two lethal weapons in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, one has to accept that the score their batsmen posted doesn’t demand a herculean effort from the star-studded English lineup.
The pitch is quite dry and it’s ironic considering the weather condition right now in Leeds is very cloudy. It’s also on the slower side, which helped Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali turn the game into England’s favor in a span of 15 overs. A late resurgence from Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the bat helped India go past the 250 mark and now they have a decent total to fight with.
India lost their momentum in the innings after Dhawan got dismissed. It’d be fair to say he was a bit careless with his judgment and that cost the side a hefty price. Here’s the video of that run-out which eventually turned the fate of the match.