It was not an easy catch and he had ground to cover. But Travis Head it was too costly a chance to miss and rushed with his eyes fixed towards the sky. When the ball eventually came down, he made a well-timed dive as Glenn Maxwell, the bowler, pumped his fist in delight. There was a moment of pin-drop silence in Motera...
Indian captain Rohit Sharma wanted to finish the batting powerplay with a flourish. He took Glenn Maxwell head-on and blasted the all-rounder for a boundary and a six before stepping out to go for a third.
Sadly, for the skipper he missed and ended up edging the ball sky-high towards Travis Head at cover-point. What followed was a moment of athletic fielding as the Australian opener pulled off a stunning catch -- arguably the best of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma, flamboyant as usual, made 47 poff 31 deliveries before being dismissed off a tempting delivery by off-spinner Maxwell. The Indian skipper ensured India's run rate didn't fall in the first 10 overs despite his partner Shubman Gill being dismissed early for just 4 runs of 7 balls.
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Despite the sharp fielding efforts, India managed to score 80 runs in the first 10 overs of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Rohit Sharma's World Cup campaign with the bat:
The catch also brought an end to Rohit Sharma's World Cup 2023 campaign. He fell three runs short of the 600 mark from 11 innings. The Indian skipper finished the second-highest run getter of the tournament behind his teammate Virat Kohli.
What remains to be seen is if David Warner, currently placed seventh with 528 runs, scores a half-century to dethrone Hitman of his runner-up finish.