In a major setback for the Indian cricket team, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed just two runs away from scoring a well-deserved half-century during the ongoing World Test Championship Final against Australia. The dismissal came at a crucial moment, as India looked to build a strong partnership and gain momentum in their innings.
The breakthrough for Australia came in the form of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who bowled a delivery that drifted in from around the wicket. Jadeja, who had been batting confidently, pressed forward to defend or push the ball with hard hands. However, Lyon generated sharp turn and bounce, causing the ball to catch the outside edge of Jadeja’s bat.
Fielding at first slip, Australian captain Steve Smith displayed his exceptional catching skills by snatching the ball out of the air, ensuring there were no further reprieves for Jadeja. The dismissal marked the end of a valuable 71-run partnership that had stabilized the Indian innings. Jadeja’s departure left the team in a precarious position, having lost half their side.
The disappointment was evident on Jadeja’s face as he stood in disbelief before reluctantly making his way back to the pavilion. The all-rounder had showcased his batting prowess during his innings, striking seven boundaries and a six in his brisk knock of 48 runs off just 51 deliveries.