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Sydney T20: Virat Kohli delayed to take DRS, missed opportunity to dismiss Matthew Wade

Indian captain Virat Kohli missed the opportunity to dismiss Australia’s Matthew Wade. In the third and final match of the series against Australia in Sydney, Wade scored an 80-run knock off 53 balls. Kohli, however, had a chance to dismiss Wade first if he takes DRS in time.

It was the 11th over of the Australian innings and T. Natarajan was bowling. Virat made a short delay in DRS, benefiting Matthew Wade.

See, Scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd T20 match @ Sydney

It was clear in the review that Wade was a clean LBW but the umpire had not given him out. Apart from this, bowler and wicketkeeper KL Rahul also did not show much eagerness to take a review.

The Indian captain who was standing on the boundary did not immediately take a review. By the time he decided to take DRS, a time limit of 15 seconds had passed. And after that the replay started showing on the big screen. Now that Kohli had not taken the DRS review in time, Kohli’s request was not considered.

This moment proved to be costly for India when Wade’s 80 runs helped Australia score 186 for 5 in 20 overs.

India got a target of 187 runs
Australia scored 186 for 5 in 20 overs and India got a target of 187 runs to win. Opener Matthew Wade scored 80 runs. He hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in 53 balls. At the same time, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored 54 runs, scoring 3 fours and 3 sixes in 36 balls. Both added 90 runs for the third wicket. For India, Washington Sundar took 2 wickets for 34 runs. Young Pacers T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur took 1-1 wickets.

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