MS Dhoni smashed a match-winning knock of 87 runs (not out) as India won the third One Day International by seven wickets to register their first-ever bilateral series triumph in Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Australia could have avoided the defeat in the decider match if Glenn Maxwell had grabbed an easy catch of MS Dhoni on the first ball he faced. A day after Australia’s infamous loss at the MCG, Haidee Birkett claimed a stunning catch on Saturday to help Brisbane Heat enter the Women’s Big Bash League final for the first time in their history. Maxwell didn’t shy to acknowledge the brilliant catch, asking for some valuable tips.
“Any tips appreciated Haidee. #butterfingers #catcheswinmatches,” Maxwell said on Twitter along with the video of Birkett’s catch posted by cricket.com.au.
In the ODI series decider at the MCG, Dhoni played a loose cut shot on a short of length outside off delivery by Marcus Stoinis. The ball carried comfortably to the left of backward point but Maxwell dropped a sitter.