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Dhoni takes less than a second to stump NZ batsman

Eenadu India 2019-02-10 19:00:00

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Hamilton: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the man who is known for his magic behind the stumps has yet again proved his mettle as one of the quickest wicket-keepers around during the third and final T20I against New Zealand on Sunday.

He took less than a second to stump Kiwi's opening batsman Tim Seifert off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav.

MS Dhoni is lightning quick behind the stumps!

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 10, 2019

New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Seifert produced a blistering start for the blackcaps. The opening duo added 80 runs from just 46 deliveries for the first wicket. When the visitors were searching for a wicket, Kuldeep was brought into the attack and as expected he did not let his captain down.  

On the third ball of his over, he bowled a good length delivery which Seifert tried to defend but completely missed it and in the process came out of his crease. MSD took no time to dislodge the bails.  

Dhoni looked confident and sure of the flash-stumping as he started walking towards his teammates to celebrate the wicket.

The replays showed that the stumping was very close and that the Indian wicket-keeper took only 0.099 seconds to disturb the furniture. The right-handed opener was on his way to the dugout after scoring 43 runs off 25 balls.

Interestingly, MS Dhoni on Sunday scripted a massive record in the shortest format of the game as he became the first Indian cricketer to feature in 300 T20 matches.