Bails off in a flash - The 5 best stumpings in ODI cricket
A wicket-keeper’s job is supposed to be among the toughest on a cricket field. Crouching and getting up for each ball can be an arduous task and can take its toll on the fittest of cricketers. However, some ‘keepers enjoy the role, and that is precisely what keeps them going behind the sticks. A stumping is often a crucial method of dismissing a batsman. An alert wicket-keeper when standing up to a fast bowler, can ensure the batsman doesn’t gain an unfair advantage by stepping out of his crease. Here is a look at 5 of the best stumpings that ODI cricket has seen.
1. MS Dhoni v Mitchell Marsh, Melbourne, 2012
Rahul Sharma bowled a flat leg-break, which beat Marsh, as he went for the big cut shot. Marsh momentarily dragged his back foot outside the crease, and that moment was enough for Dhoni to latch on to. Dhoni whipped the bails off in a flash and Marsh was caught short of his ground.