Watch: Taniya does an MS Dhoni, effects stumping like a boss
Wicketkeeping is not an easy job as it demands a lot of concentration behind the stumps. At any instant, the ball may come towards the wicketkeeper and s/he should be able to get the job done.
During the first ODI match of the ongoing South Africa Women’s tour of India in Vadodara, Indian wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia did an MS Dhoni by perfectly executing the lightening-fast stumping formula to dismiss South Africa batswoman Trisha Chetty.
The incident happened on the very third delivery of the eighth over when Shetty’s casual attempt of going for a slog sweep off India spinner Ekta Bisht saw her making her way back to the dressing room.
Having completely lost her balance while executing the shot, Chetty gave Bhatia a very short time in dislodging the bails with her foot placed just outside the crease.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 position in the first over itself, Chetty ended up scoring 14 runs off 17 balls, hitting two fours. After South Africa captain Sune Luus won the toss and elected to bat, the visitors were skittled out for 164 in 45.1 overs.
Marizanne Kapp, who came at No. 6 in the 22nd over was the pick of the batswoman for South Africa as she scored 54 runs with the help of six fours.
On the other end of the spectrum, Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami chipped in with bowling figures of 7.1-0-33-3. Bisht, Poonam Yadav and Shikha Pandey picked up a couple of wickets apiece respectively.
India, in reply, successfully chased the target by 8 wickets with 50 balls to spare. Thanks to batting exploits from Priya Punia’s sensational 75 not out (8 fours) and Jemimah Rodrigues 55 off 65 (7 fours).
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) October 9, 2019