Wriddhiman Saha catch video: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman grabbed a magnificent catch for the second time in the Pune Test.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Pune, India wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha put on display a magnificent fielding effort to dismiss South Africa batsman Theunis de Bruyn.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the sixth over when de Bruyn edged a Umesh Yadav delivery down the leg side. Flying in the air towards his left, Saha grabbed a one-handed stunner to dismiss the second South African batsman in the morning.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the first over itself, de Bruyn ended up scoring 8 (18) with the help of two fours. In a welcoming and much needed move, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis promoted himself to bat at No. 4. With the series on the line, the 35-year old cricketer needs to play a gritty and formidable innings.
Earlier in the day, India captain Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on and invited the visitors to bat again. With the Indian bowlers bowling 105.4 overs in the first innings, there was a general feeling of India batting for a session and a half before defending a target.
Chasing India’s mammoth 601/5 dec. in the first innings, South Africa got bundled out for 275 last evening. Spinner Keshav Maharaj (72) and du Plessis (64) were among the runs on Day 3. With bowling figures of 28.4-9-69-4, Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers.
Wriddhiman Saha catch video:
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) October 13, 2019
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How Twitter reacted:
WHAT A CATCH!
This has to be Saha’s wicket, he launched himself on the leg-side. Umesh has accounted for de Bruyn in both the innings with Saha’s help 😍
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 13, 2019
Superman Saha! He just might bring pure wicketkeeping back into vogue. Down the legside, one-handed and he makes it look easy. Such a joy to watch him behind the wickets. pic.twitter.com/ORwcEm3TT2
— Randhir niwas hooda (@HoodaNiwas) October 13, 2019
Sensational catch by Saha to dismiss de Bruyne. That dismissal perfectly illustrates that while white ball cricket can sometimes have batsmen who can keep, in test match cricket the best pure keeper has to be picked!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 13, 2019
Kohli kissed behind the head of Saha after taking the blinder.
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) October 13, 2019
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