India vs Australia 2nd ODI Nagpur: The second one-day international between India and Australia became even more memorable for Ravindra Jadeja as he produced a moment of excellence in the field to bring back the hosts in the match. While batting in the first innings, Jadeja completed an incredible landmark by becoming just the 3rd Indian cricketer to score 2,000+ runs and take 150+ wickets in the ODI format. With this feat, he joined the likes of Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar in the coveted list. Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia Are Capable of Being Outstanding Performers at International Stage, Says Kumar Sangakkara
However, the real turning point came during Australia’s innings when Jadeja, who is rated as one of the best fielders in the world put gave the world a display of incredible on-field brilliance. In the 38th over, Aussie batsman Peter Handscomb tried stealing a single of Mohammed Shami’s bowling after playing a drop shot in front of backward point. But, little did Handscomb knows that he invited danger by taking on the arm of Jadeja, who collected the ball at the pace of knots and hit the target at the non-striker’s end with a ‘rocket throw’. Also Read - IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan Impressed by Rishabh Pant's Calmness on Captaincy Debut Against CSK, Lauds Delhi Capitals Wicketkeeper Presence of Mind
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Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli’s resolute 40th hundred under pressure steered India to a competitive 250 despite a middle-order collapse in the second ODI. Australia’s spin troika of Adam Zampa (2/62 in 10 overs), Glenn Maxwell (1/45 in 10 overs) and Nathan Lyon (1/42 in 10 overs) bowled well in the middle obvers although it was Pat Cummins who had the best figures of 4 for 29.
Here’s how Twitter users reacted to Jadeja’s one-arm bullet throw:
Kohli came in after Cummins sent back opener Rohit Sharma (0) in the very first over. The Indian skipper was in good touch and played some delightful drives whenever the ball was pitched up.
In conditions which tested the fitness of each and every player, Kohli struck only 10 boundaries and ran a lot of singles and twos in his 116-run knock.