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WATCH: Bat Slips Out Of Rohit Sharma's Hand And Ends Up Near Short Fine-leg

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In the second ball of the 29th over bowled by Adam Zampa, the 'Hitman' of Indian cricket, who was batting at 56, tried to take on the bowler and relieve some pressure
  • Though, his tactics backfired as he missed the ball completely and was stumped

During the fifth ODI between India and Australia, Rohit Sharma reached a landmark moment as he became the third fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in the format. The vice-captain of the national team now shares the feat with former national team skipper Sourav Ganguly.

But just minutes after reaching the milestone, Rohit lost his wicket and all but ended India's chance of winning the series.

In the second ball of the 29th over bowled by Adam Zampa, the 'Hitman' of Indian cricket, who was batting at 56, tried to take on the bowler and relieve some pressure. Though, his tactics backfired as he missed the ball completely and was stumped.

While his wicket all but meant India's defeat, the manner in which he got dismissed was a funny sight, to say the least. As he tried to clear the stands, the bat slipped from his hand, looped in the air and fell close to the fielder at short fine-leg.

Earlier in the day, the Aussies had won the toss and chose to bat first. They had come into this game with loads of confidence having managed to level the series 2-2 from being 2-0 down after the two matches.

Usman Khawaja, who is enjoying a run-feast, continued his sensational form by scoring his second century, both of the series and his career. Peter Handscomb, man of the match in Mohali, also played well for his 52.

READ: Rohit Sharma Joins 8000-run Club, Becomes Joint-third Fastest Ever

But a great start, which saw Aussies just one down after 32 overs, was not capitalized by the middle-order, which was rattled by some brilliant bowling. From 175 for 1, the Aussies could only muster 272 for 9 in 50 overs.

In reply, India lost early wickets as both Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli falling cheaply. A small partnership followed between Rohit and Rishabh Pant, but it was also ended prematurely.

Soon, wickets fell in regular intervals with Vijay Shankar getting dismissed, which was soon followed by the wickets of Rohit and Ravindra Jadeja. At the time of writing, India were 151 for 6 from 33.4 overs, needing 122 more.

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