Manish Pandey showed excellent dexterity to dismiss Peter Handscomb during India’s victory in the third one-day international against Australia on Sunday.
Pandey is regarded as one of the strongest fielders in world cricket and demonstrated this in abundance with a remarkable boundary-rope catch, at long-off, which left the Indian supporters delirious at Indore’s Holkar Stadium.
Australia had looked well placed to post an imposing target for the hosts, after Aaron Finch smashed 124 on his return to the side after a calf injury, but the Indian bowling attack recovered to strangle the lower order and restrict Steve Smith’s side to 293-6 off their 50 overs.
However, their ability to frustrate the Aussies was highlighted with the exceptional catch by Pandey on the last ball of the 48th over.
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The 28-year-old, under pressure, showed awareness of his surroundings to pouch the ball the ball into the air before grabbing it at the second opportunity after skipping outside of the boundary rope.
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