The cricket fans witnessed an extraordinary batting performance from Team India at the Kennington Oval on Sunday. After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had no hesitation in batting first and the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma obliged by stitching a 127-run opening stand following a cautious start.
However, arguably the biggest standout moment of the match happened towards the end of the first innings when MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were batting. Another good thing about the innings is that MSD also rediscovered his rhythm with the bat.
Mitchell Starc was at the receiving end when he came to bowl in the 49th over. Dhoni had clobbered the left-arm quickie for two boundaries and a maximum in that over. Nonetheless, it was that one six which stole the spotlight.
Starc hoped to trouble Dhoni with his fast-paced delivery on the pads, but the World Cup-winning skipper looked prepared for it as he heaved the ball over deep square leg for a huge one. The astonishing thing about this was that Kohli, who was standing at the non-striker's end, came mid-way down the wicket and appeared to look shell-shocked after what he had just saw.
Watch the video of Virat Kohli's stunned reaction right here.
Dhoni was dismissed after scoring a quickfire 14-ball 27. Dhawan top-scored for the Men In Blue with a 109-ball 117 as he went on to register his 17th One Day International ton and his third World Cup century.
Kohli also registered his half-century and anchored India's innings. He fell in the penultimate ball of the innings for a brilliant knock of 82. KL Rahul hit Marcus Stoinis for a boundary off the final ball of the innings as India got to a stiff score of 352/5 in their 50 overs.