Ravindra Jadeja entraps Heinrich Klaasen: The Indian all-rounder was too good to handle for the South African wicket-keeper batsman.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Ranchi, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja deceived South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen to sent back him back to the pavilion cheaply.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 32nd over when Jadeja received significant drift and turn to beat Heinrich outside the off-stump. The batsman losing his balance further confirms the quality of delivery bowled by Jadeja.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 28th over, Klaasen ended up scoring 6 (10) with the help of one four in his first Test innings. Playing a Test in India in such a situation was always going to difficult for the 28-year old cricketer.
Jadeja, who bowled an over last evening, ended up picking a couple of wickets today. It was Jadeja who dismissed Zubayr Hamza (62) to break a 91-run stand for the fourth wicket between Hamza and Temba Bavuma.
Resuming the day at 9/2, South Africa did score 100+ runs in the first session but them losing as many as four wickets is what hurt them the most. At lunch, South Africa have scored 129/6 and still trail by 368 runs in the first innings.
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, the hosts scored a praiseworthy 497/9 dec. in 116.3 overs. It was a 267-run partnership between opening batsman Rohit Sharma (212) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (115) which put India in a dominating position today.
Ravindra Jadeja entraps Heinrich Klaasen:
— Jatin (@Jatin00711850) October 21, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) October 21, 2019
Jadeja giving nothing away, Shahbaz Nadeem is spinning the ball like a top, getting prodigious turn too. Too much to handle for SA I’m afraid
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 21, 2019
Absolutely gun ball, from Jadeja. Opened Klassen up completely.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 21, 2019
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