Ravindra Jadeja once again showed why he is considered the best fielder in the Indian side as he took a stunning catch on the deep midwicket boundary line to dismiss Mitchell Starc off Ravichandran Ashwin on the third day of the second India-Australia Test in Bengaluru.
India’s catching has been off the mark in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series so far, but Jadeja, who missed a chance at extra-cover on the second day, redeemed himself with a wonderful catch in the deep on Monday.
Starc, who was batting on 26, attempted a slog-sweep off Ashwin in the 118th over of Australia’s first innings. The southpaw did not connect it well, but for a moment it appeared like he would be able to beat Jadeja, who was standing about 15 metres inside the boundary ropes. However, the Indian all-rounder ran back, judged it beautifully, and timed his jump perfectly to pluck the ball out of thin air, before balancing himself in front of the rope.
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.