Virat Kohli, on the other hand, redeemed himself in the following ball, when his rapid throw assisted Axar in dislodging the stumps and ending Cameron Green's stay.
The 33-year-old reminded everyone of his brilliance on Friday (September 23rd) during the second T20I against Australia.
When Kohli’s direct throw from inside the circle dislodged the bails before Cameron Green, who was dropped by Kohli on the first ball of the second over, could reach the crease.
Despite being one of the best fielders in the world, Virat Kohli dropped a catch of Australia opener Cameron Green during the second T20I match between India and Australia.
It was a problematic opportunity because not only would Kohli have to cover a considerable distance, but he would also have to pouch it safely.
He completed the first but erred in the second. Nonetheless and came back strongly, removing Cameron Green with a short throw.
The incident happened on the 2nd ball when Green pushed Axar Patel through mid-on, where Kohli picked up the ball and threw it back to the spinner, who quickly removed the bails.
It’s worth noting that Kohli’s powerful throw proved decisive in the end.
Earlier, Kohli scored 11 runs before being bowled by his nemesis, Adam Zampa, after picking up a boundary off Daniel Sams, before smacking one over Zampa’s head for another four.
But, on the other hand, the spinner won the battle of wits because his quicker delivery beat the Indian and dislodged the stumps.
Previously, India won the toss and chose to bowl when Finch scooped one over the keeper’s head for a boundary and then sent one across the point area to accumulate ten runs off India’s opening bowler, Hardik Pandya (0/10 in 1 over).
Cameron Green (5) attempted to lift Axar over long-on, but a running Virat Kohli couldn’t hold on to the ball.
On the other hand, Kohli redeemed himself in the following delivery when his quick throw assisted Axar in dislodging the stumps and ending Green’s stay.
Axar had gotten Green to mistime an outside off-stump delivery high in the air and towards the sight screen two balls earlier.
Kohli took off from long-on and timed his dive perfectly, but he couldn’t get a hold of the ball, allowing it to go for a boundary.
Green, the top-scorer for the Aussies in the previous match (61 off 30), was run.
The visitors trailed 14-1 after being out for only five balls.
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But, as expected from a shortened game, the match swung like a pendulum after the immediate impact.
Axar clean-bowled Glenn Maxwell and Tim David on consecutive deliveries to finish his spell at 2/13 after two overs.
Jasprit Bumrah dismissed opposition captain Aaron Finch only after scoring a 15-ball 31.
The other bowlers were unable to support them. Harshal Patel gave up 32 runs in two wicketless overs, Hardik Pandya surrendered ten runs in his lone over, and Yuzendra Chahal also surrendered 12.
Matthew Wade shone near the end of the innings, scoring an unbeaten 43 (20) as Australia reached 90 in their allotted eight overs.