Watch: Kohli pulls a stunner to dismiss Handscomb

By Chaitanya Laxman

Indian captain Vira Kohli displayed his fielding skills as he took a stunning catch to dismiss Aussie batsman Peter Handscomb in the second Test at Perth.

 

Kohli’s marvellous catch strengthens India’s grip on the Test

India had a poor start to the Perth Test. They lost the toss and then didn’t get any wickets in the first session of the game.

But the visitors came back strongly and removed both the openers and Khawaja in the second session. India needed a wicket after tea to dominate the game and Kohli stepped up to do the job.

Courtesy of some tight bowling by pacers and Kohli’s amazing fielding skills India got another wicket after tea to push Australia back.

Peter Handscomb tried to cut Ishant Sharma’s short delivery. But the batsman didn’t get the room to free his arms and the ball sailed towards third-man region after finding the edge of Handscomb’s bat.

But the Indian captain standing at the slips showed stunning reflexes and jumped to his right. He stretched his body to reach the ball and took a mind-boggling one-handed catch.

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Watch: Kohli’s stunning catch to get rid of Handscomb

You can watch Kohli’s stunning catch here.

The cricket fraternity was amazed to see Kohli’s magnificent fielding skills and they congratulated the Indian captain on Twitter.

 

India gain control with quick wickets 

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Team India bowlers learned from their mistakes and bowled with discipline in the second session. Jasprit Bumrah’s effective spell earned India their first wicket and the pressure created by him enabled Umesh Yadav to dismiss Usman Khawaja.

Part-time spinner Hanuma Vihari got one delivery to bounce from the surface and it resulted in Marcus Harris’s downfall.

With his brilliant fielding in slips, Kohli gave India fourth wicket and ensured the visitors gain control in the second Test.

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Chaitanya Laxman

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