This incident happened on the second ball of the play on day three of the third test match between India and South Africa in Capetown. Marco Jansen who started the spell at the start of day-3 bowled a short one on leg, on which Pujara tried to clip it but unfortunately managed to glove it down leg where Peterson took a one-handed stunner stretching towards his right.
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Marco Jansen to Pujara, out Caught by Keegan Petersen!! Is that Spiderman, is that Superman? No folks, that’s just KeeganMan from South Africa. He doesn’t wear a cape but boy, can he fly!! What a catch, the kind that sets the tone for the day. A high-flying one-handed grab to his right at leg gully and Pujara is in shock. So is Kohli and surely, so are the Indians. The ploy was set for this kind of delivery from Jansen, extra bounce around the hips, and Pujara clips it uppishly. On most days, this might have just evaded the fielder but Petersen ain’t letting this one go away. What a start to the day! Jansen like he always does takes a wicket in the first over of a new spell.
Pujara wasn’t able to add anything to his overnight score. He scored 9 runs in these innings. This is the seventh time when Pujara has failed to get dismissed without adding anything to his overnight score which is the most by any International player.
Rahane’s poor form continues in Test Cricket
As one brings two, after the wicket of Pujara, South Africa got another wicket as Rahane got out cheaply. This time it was Kagiso Rabada in his first over of the day when he bowled a short-length delivery on the fourth stump channel on which Rahane went for a tamp poke and lost his wicket as Verreynne and Elgar took a rebound catch.
Ajinkya Rahane has scored 136 runs in 6 innings at an average of around 23 whereas Pujara has scored 124 runs in 6 innings at an average of around 20. Currently, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are batting in the middle and will have the responsibility to take Team India to a respectable score.