Jasprit Bumrah is not someone that many would associate acrobatic fielding, but the lank bowler almost saved four crucial runs with a piece of brilliance on the field.
David Miller could only manage to top edge Pandya’s short ball, as the South African hoped that the ball would sail over the boundary rope.
Bumrah though managed to leap and claw the ball back into the play, as Virat Kohli was visibly impressed by his bowler.
But it was all in vain, as replays showed that Bumrah’s feet were in contact with the boundary before he jumped into the air. The rules state that the fielder’s last contact should be within the playing field, which is why the umpire signaled for a six.
Kohli was clearly bemused, and was seen speaking to the umpire on why he signaled a six. After the umpire clarified to him, Kohli was seen walking back to shaking his head, but still applauded Bumrah’s effort.
Earlier in the day,
Rohit Sharma gave India a flying start, as the Indian opener smashed the first over for 14 runs. While Rohit was dismissed soon after that, Dhawan and Kohli continued the momentum for the Indian side.
Kohli then had to depart quickly, as the Indian skipper for once failed with the bat. Dhawan continued on his merry way though, as the left hander smashed his way to 72 of 39 deliveries.
Let’s see how the South Africans go about their chase, as India remain favourites as this point in the match.
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