MS Dhoni’s presence of mind is something that has helped India get out of so many crunch situations and today, while he wasn't able to prevent a defeat, he reiterated it once again. After stepping out of the crease, Dhoni stunned Glenn Phillips by nearly pulling off a full split to save his wicket.
On the first ball of the seventh over, hoping to hit Mitchell Santner for a big one, the former Indian skipper went down the track, but, unfortunately for him, could not get to the ball and was beaten outside the off-stump. For Phillips, who was playing only his third T20I of his career, it was an easy chance to dismiss Dhoni, but with the grace of a gymnast, Dhoni stretched his legs fully and dragged it to the crease. Even after losing his balance, Dhoni still managed to stay in the crease till his Kiwi counterpart whipped the bails off.
After the umpire went upstairs to get the final verdict, the third umpire ruled him not out, much to the joy of the Indian fans. As Dhoni walked back to the crease, all Phillips could do was smile at the genius of the former Indian captain.
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