Wicketkeeping is a tough job and it becomes more difficult to catch sharp edges behind the stumps to quality spinners. Rishabh Pant was involved in such a situation as he grabbed a sharp catch brilliantly which sent back Dwaine Pretorious to the pavilion on 20 to the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal.
After posting a target of 180 in the first innings, India have performed well with the bowl so far. Courtesy of the half-centuries from both the openers and a little cameo at the end from Hardik Pandya helped them post a decent total. Defending the target, Indian bowlers were bowling with a good rhythm from the start.
The visitors lost their three wickets on a total of 40 and the spinners were bowling well. Yuzvendra Chahal was getting the bowl to turn and he came to bowl the 9th over of the innings. Dwaine Pretorius was facing him and Chahal bowled a quicker and flatter delivery on the last ball of over. Pretorious tried to play it to the square of the wicket but nicked it in the attempt. Rishabh Pant was quick to react and he grabbed an absolutely sharp catch. His brilliance behind the stumps ended Pretorious’ stay at the crease.
WHAT A CATCH!
Wah jab bowler pitey toh captaincy kya kare aur jab bowler wicket le toh brilliant captaincy wah 👏👏👏.— ANSHU (@IM_ANSHU_18) June 14, 2022
Unbelievable catch by rishabh pant.— Nav (@navkhairra3) June 14, 2022
What a wicket keeper ❤️🔥
Rishabh pant ke catch ke bare me kya khayal hai #INDvSA— Shakeel Ahmad Khan 🇮🇳 شكيل احمد خان (@Ahmad054khan) June 14, 2022
What a comeback from Chahal in this match. Picks his second wicket. Gets Pretorius as well.#INDvSA— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) June 14, 2022
Dude Chahal is on 🔥— Md Mushtaq khan (@MdMushtaqkhan3) June 14, 2022
Chahal to Pretorius, out Caught by Pant!!#INDvsSA
Pretorius departs ❤️❤️❤️— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) June 14, 2022