India captain Virat Kohli struck the first ball of his innings in the fifth and final ODI with Australia up and over the slip cordon – but the ball struck Spidercam on its way over the ropes, leading to a dead ball being called.
Having plundered back-to-back hundreds in Melbourne and Canberra already this week, Kohli picked up where he left off from his very first ball at the SCG — which he lofted over the slips and well on it’s way to the third man boundary.
Enter a strategically placed Spidercam, which found itself in the firing line of Kohli’s shot as it continued on it’s way to the rope.
As per the rule book dead ball was called and the runs were stricken from the record. Kohli looked to be well into his groove when he crunched a sublime cover drive for four next over, only to fall caught behind to John Hastings for 8 just a few minutes later.