He can do everything. From doing ‘talwarbazi’ with the bat to kissing a lion on its lips, the Saurashtrian has done it all. If he was getting naughty with his Dubsmash, on the field he did the unexpected with the ball today. Australia, the visitors were well placed at 144 for 2. That is the time Ravindra, oh sorry, Sir Ravindra Jadeja bowled a delivery which was full of mystery and nearly got the highly-priced wicket of Steven Smith.
Jadeja bowled a ‘half of a half tracker’—the ball bounced twice before the batsman went for a wild slog through the extra cover, only to miss it. It was not called a ‘dead ball’ because the second bounce took place inside the crease.
In the video, one can see Saha go up in appeal but it was not adjudicated out. Just imagine, if he had got out in such a soft manner, he would have been kicking himself in the dressing room. But he did not last long after this episode, he perished to Ravichandran Ashwin soon. This was the second time India got lucky today after David Warner. These two players could not make the stroke of luck count in their favour and that helped India in their cause. You don’t give world class players a second chance, do you?
Currently, Mitchell Starc is going all guns blazing to take Australia past the 250 score. Earlier, Umesh Yadav wreaked havoc into the Kangaroos’ middle-order.