Published: March 1, 2020 1:50:30 pm
Ravindra Jadeja pulled off an absolute stunner to dismiss Kiwi tailender Neil Wagner on Day 2 of the second Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Sunday. Jadeja timed his leap to the perfection to pluck the fast-travelling ball out of skinny air together with his left hand.
“I was expecting him (Wagner) to score towards deep square leg. But I didn’t expect the ball to come at that pace,” mentioned Jadeja, who claimed two wickets for 22 runs and took two glorious catches in New Zealand’s first innings.
“It came so quickly with the wind and I just stuck my hand out. I didn’t even realise when I took the catch. We bowled well as a unit. We will look to bat well and bowl them out again,” the 31-year-old added.
Jadeja’s catch ended a combating ninth-wicket partnership between Wagner and Kyle Jamieson that helped New Zealand submit 235 in the first innings.
Later in the day’s play, India suffered one other batting collapse as they had been decreased to 90 for six wickets. Jadeja is but to stroll out to bat as Umesh Yadav was despatched as a nightwatchman towards the menacing BlackCaps bowling assault.
Trent Boult spearheaded the bowling assault taking three wickets together with the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara with a great thing about a supply from spherical the wicket. Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant will come out to bat as India want to submit a combating whole on the board to degree the collection.
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