After winning the first two One Day Internationals, a high-on-confidence team India led Virat Kohli took to the field for the 3rd ODI to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. What we will describe you in this article is how magnificently Rohit Sharma caught an outside edge of Kusal Mendis to dismiss him. First up, Rohit Sharma is not a regular slip fielder, then to take a wide stretched catch deserves a pat on the back. The hosts started proceedings with the bat as Niroshan Dickwella and Dinesh Chandimal, the new captain took centre stage. The two openers were just looking to get their eye in when Niroshan Dickwella was out leg before wicket by Jasprit Bumrah.
He had bowled a similar delivery earlier in the over which was given not out, but he backed it up with two slower deliveries and then a quicker one right up to the stumps, Dickwella missed and he was on his way, the hosts had lost their first wicket. The hosts were 17 at that time.
Soon after that happened, Kusal Mendis walked into the middle and was looking to get his eye in. He looked a bit scratchy but then he got an outside edge of a ball that held its line from Bumrah, Mendis was playing for the angle and hence that took the edge.
— Virat Kohli (@Cricvids1) August 27, 2017
The ball was flying through where a third slip would have been. Rohit Sharma dived across to his right, full stretch and then clung onto the ball, he had taken the catch. Mendis was standing there not believing what had just happened. Rohit Sharma had taken a blinder to make sure Mendis walks back to the pavilion. As we speak, the hosts are 68 for 2, Chandimal and Thirimanne are at the crease looking to get the ship back on track.