Virat Kohli, whose fielding is often praised by critics, found himself amid trolls who targeted the skipper for dropping a 'simple' catch in the 2nd T20I against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Kohli has been dropping simple catches in the field off late. But, in today's match, the skipper got lucky as even after dropping the catch, he was quick to throw the ball to KL Rahul, who ran out a confused Matthew Wade.
Wade, who opened and helped Australia in setting a target of 194, made 58 runs off 32 balls. However, the instance of his dismissal was a classic case of 'never take your eyes off the ball'. Wade mistimed a shot and the ball lobbed towards Kohli's safe pair of hands, however the skipper dropped the catch, and the former could not make it back to the crease in time.
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In the ongoing match, Wade smashed his second half-century and Moises Henriques scored 26 off 18 balls to power Australia to a total of 194/5.
Australia scored ten and eight runs in the 18th and 19th over respectively but hammered Deepak Chahar for 17 runs in the final over. Marcus Stoinis 16 off seven balls helped Australia cross the 190-run mark.
Australia were 91-2 at the halfway mark and just when Glenn Maxwell took charge, Shardul Thakur dismissed him before he could do any real damage. Meanwhile, Smith continued his fine form and hit timely shots.
The hosts reached the 150-run mark in the 16th over, as the Aussies smashed 20 runs of Yuzvendra Chahal's over. The leg spinner finally got the breakthrough when he dismissed Smith in the 18th over. In the end, Australia scored 194 runs in their allotted 20 overs.