Wriddhiman Saha Does It Again, Takes A Screamer To Get Rid Of De Bruyn
Wriddhiman Saha took yet another screamer behind the stumps to get rid of South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn for the second consecutive time in this match on Day four, in the same manner. Earlier in the first innings, Wriddhiman Saha dived to his right to grab a blinder to dismiss de Bruyn. In a very similar fashion, the Test wicketkeeper dived to his left this time in the second innings to grab a one-handed catch that sent de Bruyn packing. Umesh Yadav picked up his first wicket in the second innings as de Bruyn edged the ball down the leg side to Wriddhiman Saha who held on to the catch. Having bowled out South Africa for 275 runs on Day three, India enforced the follow-on as play commenced on Day four and succeded in getting two breakthroughs with wickets from Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
Wriddhiman Saha takes a blinder yet again
de Bruyn became Wriddhiman Saha's prey in the 1st innings too
India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha took a spectacular catch behind the wicket to get rid of South Africa's de Bruyn, reducing the visitors to half their side on Day three of the second Test on Saturday. After dismissing nightwatchman Anrich Nortje in the second over of the first session, India were in the hunt for another scalp and they got the breakthrough from Mohammad Shami, as De Bruyn managed to edge the ball to Wriddhiman Saha. who leaped to complete a magnificent catch. Trailing India by more than 500 runs, South Africa now faces a near-impossible task to reverse the pressure on the hosts. De Bruyn made 30 runs off 58 balls before he threw his wicket away.
Ashwin's dream delivery stuns de Kock
This happened in the 38th over of South Africa's first innings on Day 3. Already having lost half their side, Quinton de Kock was trying his best to keep his team in the contest. However, his stay at the crease came to an end with a dream delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin on the final ball of that over. The off-spinner had bowled a flatter delivery on the middle and off stump line which spun away from the left-hander. De Kock looked to defend the ball on the back foot but the ball went past the outside edge and disturbed the timber. Meanwhile, the ball was also collected by Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps which left de Kock confused. The Proteas wicket-keeper batsman then asked one of the Indian fielders who had also said that he was out. Replays on the giant screen confirmed that de Kock was clean bowled after which he walked back to the pavilion.