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Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a second

India Today logo India Today 5 days ago Ritayan Basu

MS Dhoni did what he does best as the lighting quick hands of the former India skipper stumped Tim Seifert off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav during the third and final Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.

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What is special about the dismissal is the fact that Dhoni took just 0.099 seconds to effect it. As the ball left Kuldeep's fingers and passed the bemused Seifert at the batting crease, Dhoni removed the bails in a flash.

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Here is how Dhoni removed Seifert:

Kuldeep delivered the ball full and outside off, as Seifert stretched forward to play at it. But it spun away just a tad bit to beat the bat. Dhoni collected the ball and was lightning quick in taking the bails off. He appealed immediately and then went to celebrate with his teammates. The square leg umpire referred it upstairs. The third umpire watched a few angles and then ruled it in favour of the fielding team.

 

(Slideshow by The Indian Express)

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Earlier in the tour, Dhoni had removed New Zealand's Ross Taylor with a similar quick stumping. Dhoni's sharp wicket-keeping skills got the better of Kiwi batsman in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.

As a matter of fact, Dhoni holds the record for most T20I stumpings with 34 in his illustrious career. Dhoni also has the most number of dismissals in the format with 89, which also include 55 career catches.

In 337 ODIs, Dhoni has 311 catches and 119 stumpings. No other wicketkeeper has played more international matches than MS Dhoni's 524.

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