Watch: Ravindra Jadeja Sends Back Usman Khawaja With Stunning Run-Out
One just cannot keep Ravindra Jadeja out of action when he is on a cricket field. The India allrounder just loves to make contribution whether it was with his bat, ball or his razor-sharp fielding. Well, the world witnessed his fielding prowess once again on Tuesday during the ongoing second ODI between India and Australia at The Adelaide Oval.
Trailing the series 1-0, India need to win this game at any cost to keep the series alive and the Men in Blue have made a fine start. The Virat Kohli-led side have got rid of Australian openers quickly to put themselves in the driver’s seat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave India the perfect start by castling Australia skipper Aaron Finch for 6 before Mohammed Shami dismissed Alex Carey to leave Australia reeling at 26 for 2. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh, the half-centurions in the previous game, then steadied the ship. The two had already added more than 50 runs for the third wicket before Ravindra Jadeja came up with a moment of brilliance to end the dangerous partnership.
Khawaja had chopped a shorter delivery from Kuldeep Yadav towards point and decided to challenge Jadeja’s arm only to regret it later. Jadeja quickly moved across, gathered the ball with one end before firing a bullet throw to hit the stumps at the bowler’s end while still in motion. Replays showed Khawaja was short of his crease as Indian fielders broke into celebration.
Meanwhile, Australia lead the three-match series after winning the first game in Sydney by 34 runs. Batting first, they scored 288 for 5 before restricting India to 254 for 9.
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