IND vs AUS: In Mohali, during the first ODI between India and Australia, India’s captain KL Rahul missed a straightforward run-out opportunity, granting Australia’s batsman Marnus Labuschagne a lifeline. The incident occurred during a crucial moment in the game.
KL Rahul fumbles at crucial moment
In the 23rd over, Ravindra Jadeja returned to bowl his fourth over. He delivered a flighted ball to Labuschagne just off the off-stump. Labuschagne pushed it towards cover and attempted a quick, somewhat risky single. Suryakumar Yadav, fielding in that position, stopped the ball, creating confusion between the batsmen.
Cameron Green showed no interest in the single, but Labuschagne had already committed halfway down the pitch. Suryakumar quickly threw the ball to the wicketkeeper, creating a chance for a dismissal. However, KL Rahul failed to gather the ball, allowing Labuschagne to return safely. Both Jadeja and Suryakumar were left in disbelief by the missed opportunity.
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Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis(w), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins(c), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa
India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami