Watch: MS Dhoni’s controversial wrong dismissal in first ODI at SCG
Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni was given out wrongly in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia are now having more tough times with them recently. They had poor performances against India in T20I series as well as in Test series. But they are off to a good start in the new year with the win in the ODI series opener against India in Sydney.
After electing to bat first, Australia managed to score 288 runs in their fifty overs with good contributions from Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, and Peter Handscomb. In reply, India had a terrible start with a heavy batting collapse of 4/3.
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni rebuilt the Indian innings and took the team to a respectable position from a huge batting collapse in the top order.
MS Dhoni scored a much-needed half-century in the context of the game as well as his recent form, but he failed to convert it into a match-winning one as he was dismissed on 51. But that has dismissal turned out to be a controversial one.
In the second ball of the 33rd over off Behrendorff, MS Dhoni was wrongly given out by the umpire after the Aussie players went up when the ball hit Dhoni’s pads. As Ambati Rayudu wasted the only review they had, MS Dhoni had no choice than walking back to the pavilion.
In replays, it showed that the ball was pitched outside the leg. The poor umpiring decision may be also a reason for India’s loss in the game as MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were in a good partnership and rhythm.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019