Ravindra Jadeja catch vs South Africa: The Indian all-rounder created havoc by picking three wickets in one over in Visakhapatnam.
During the fifth day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja grabbed a one-handed stunning caught and bowled to dismiss South Africa opening batsman Aiden Markram.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 27th over when Markram’s attempt of playing an aerial shot off Jadeja saw him hitting the ball towards his left. Aware about the situation, Jadeja grabbed the catch with his left hand in the air.
Markram, who opened the batting with Dean Elgar (2) yesterday, ended up scoring 39 (74) with the help of five fours and a six. Batting as the last specialist batsman, Markram’s dismissal stole hopes (if any) from the opposition to secure a draw.
What further dented the Proteas was Jadeja also dismissing Vernon Philander (0) and Keshav Maharaj (0) in the same over. While India reviewed Philander’s dismissal in their favour, Maharaj reviewing his dismissal also worked in India’s favour.
Having dismissed Elgar last evening, Jadeja have now picked four wickets in this innings. The 30-year old cricketer will now be searching for another wicket to register his 10th five-wicket haul.
Chasing a 395-run target, South Africa have lost eight wickets at the time of writing this article. With their score yet to touch the three-figure mark, things look extremely difficult for them from hereon.
Ravindra Jadeja catch vs South Africa
— Anshul kothari (@cricketvideo18) October 6, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
70 Runs with a bat!
6 Wickets with a ball!
One brilliant catch!
What an asset for the team.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 6, 2019
if jadeja had his cape on could have just continued flying #INDvSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 6, 2019
Jadeja is a perfect 3-D in longer format.
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) October 6, 2019
Sir Jadeja must be the most useful cricketer India has ever produced.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) October 6, 2019
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