Watch: MS Dhoni Forgets to Complete a Run in Adelaide ODI

While batting with Karthik in the 45th over, it appeared that Dhoni didn’t ground his bat while completing a run.

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While batting with Karthik in the 45th over, it appeared that Dhoni didn’t ground his bat while completing a run.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned the clock back on Tuesday in Adelaide as he led India to a thrilling victory in the final over of the match, after skipper Virat Kohli set the chase up with his 39th ODI century. Dhoni scored a 54-ball 55, as he hit the first two deliveries of the final over for six and a single to see India home.

While batting with Karthik in the 45th over, it appeared that Dhoni didn’t ground his bat while completing a run. Though the footage of Dhoni’s short run was all over the social media, the umpires missed the incident completely as the run was added to India’s tally. The incident happened at the non-striker’s end.

Apart from the viewers, it was former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist, who was on commentary duties, noticed the short run and mentioned about it on air. With the match going down to the wires, India requiring 25 runs off the final 18 balls, Gilchrist estimated that the short-run might affect India's chances later in the innings.

“In Lyon’s last ball of his spell, MS Dhoni chipped him to the onside and straight away said there is no need for any pushing there because I have already hit him for six earlier in the over. Then the over was called, and nothing touched the ground there.”
Adam Gilchrist

“So, this will be interesting with India requiring 25 off 18 and it was in the 45th over, so I wonder if we will hear anything more about that should this go down to the wire,” Gilchrist added.

It was vintage Dhoni in Adelaide, who stitched an 82-run partnership with Kohli for the fourth wicket before scoring another 57 runs with Karthik to help India level the three-match ODI series. The third and final ODI will be played in Melbourne on Friday.

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