In a dramatic turn of events in the second session of the Day 3 of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, India lost a crucial wicket as Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed by Pat Cummins. The Australian fast bowler delivered a short of length delivery outside off, tempting Rahane to play a punch shot away from his body. Rahane managed to get a thick outside edge, but what followed was an extraordinary display of athleticism by Cameron Green.
The ball was traveling with pace, but Green, positioned at gully, leaped to his right and stretched his right hand out to complete a remarkable one-handed catch. It was a screamer of a catch that left everyone in awe. Green had earlier put down a simple chance in the morning session, but he redeemed himself with this outstanding grab. The dismissal marked the end of Rahane’s innings, depriving him of a century in his comeback match. The partnership between Rahane and Shardul Thakur, worth 109 runs, was finally broken.
Earlier – The morning session of Day 3 had witnessed a series of missed opportunities by the Australian fielders, with three catches going down. These dropped chances provided a lifeline to the Rahane-Thakur partnership, allowing it to flourish.