Cricket often plays host to some very entertaining moments. The second ODI between India and Australia had MS Dhoni being chased by a fan on the field. If that wasn’t funny enough, get a load of this; the second ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka witnessed a change in wicketkeepers. During the 31st over, South Africa’s regular keeper Quinton de Kock went off the field. He was replaced by David Miller (not a substitute) behind the stumps.
With South Africa close to winning the game, Miller attempted to have a shot at wicket-keeping, sans the pads. Miller is one of the better fielders in cricket, but he’s never kept wickets. In the 32nd over, when Imran Tahir was called in, Miller showed off his new skill – MS Dhoni style. Batsman Vishwa Fernando missed Tahir’s delivery and Miller used the opportunity to knock off the bails. Unfortunately for the new keeper, the replays showed that Fernando had his feet inside the crease.
Undoubtedly, it was a failed attempt, but captain Faf du Plessis was all praises for Miller. Lurking at first slip, Plessis teased Miller, comparing him to MS Dhoni – one of the best wicket-keepers in the game. Other players backed up their captain too, yelling “Come on, MSD.” Du Plessis had represented Chennai Super Kings for a couple of years.
As for the match, South Africa posted 251 runs on board and then managed to rout the Sri Lankan team for 118 runs. Quinton de Kock posted a match-winning 94 runs while du Plessis scored 57. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for the Proteas, picking up three wickets while Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Imran Tahir each picked up two wickets.