On a pitch that was providing little turn and assist to bowlers, India desperately needed someone to take the onus to put them on the path for an unlikely win in the ongoing Ranchi Test. With Ravichandran Ashwin looking off-color, the chances were looking bleak. However, Ravindra Jadeja, who has been one of India’s most impressive bowlers along with Ashwin in the last couple of years or so, took the responsibility and gave the hosts a brilliant start by castling David Warner and Nathan Lyon during the last session of the penultimate day.

The presence of Australia skipper Steven Smith was still a big worry for the world number one team as the in-form Aussie batsman could have dashed their hopes of making early inroads on the final day of the match. But Jadeja once again proved his worth by dismissing the top-ranked Test batsman in the world. The Australian tried to play the ball with the pad but the ball after taking a turn from the rough, went on to disturb his off-stump. At lunch, the visitors were 83/4, still trailing India’s first innings total by 69 runs.

Meanwhile, the fans showered their praise on Jadeja for his brilliant bowling performance. At the same time, they also trolled Smith for the way he was dismissed. Here are some of the best reactions:


    An avid sports lover, i always wanted to pursue a career in football. But just like the millions out there i did not put in the hard work needed to achieve my dream and now i have become a fan instead of the player. Anyway, writing for sports has kept me closer to this field. One more thing, yours sincerely is a die-hard Liverpool fan. You will never walk alone.

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