Ravi Jadeja run-out: The Indian all-rounder contributed across facets in the first innings of the third Test at the SCG.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja once again proved as to why he has one of the best throwing arms in the sport.
Having been the pick of Indian bowlers on a surface which didn’t offer much assistance in the first innings, Jadeja (18-3-62-4) running out Australia batsman Steve Smith was like icing on the cake for him as he continued to contribute across facets.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 106th over when Smith inside edged a delivery from Jasprit Bumrah towards deep square leg. Running in from the boundary, Jadeja picked the ball and nailed a direct-hit with just a stump to aim at. With all of this happening in one brisk go, Smith was bound to be short of the crease whilst taking a risky second run.
That being said, the same doesn’t take away anything from the 31-year old player who returned to form via his 27th Test century. Having scored eight centuries against India now, Smith has the joint-highest number of centuries against them.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 35th over yesterday, Smith went on to score 131 (226) with the help of 16 fours powering Australia to score a competitive 338/10 in 105.4 overs.
Other than Jadeja, debutant Navdeep Saini and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah picked a couple of wickets each at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ravi Jadeja run-out
— Ayush (@TangledWithYou_) January 8, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
And for his next trick, Sir Jadeja will TURN WATER INTO WINE. #AUSvIND
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 8, 2021
What an effin’ throw from Jadeja. Needed something special like that to dismiss Smith. #AUSvIND
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) January 8, 2021
In many ways, my moment of the match. Sensational from @imjadeja
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 8, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 8, 2021
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