India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha took a one-handed catch to send South African batsman Theunis de Bruyn packing on Day 4 of the second Test in Pune.
Saha had to dive towards his left to take the catch after de Bruyn got an edge trying to flick a poor delivery from pacer Umesh Yadav in the sixth over of the morning. The delivery was way down the leg side and Umesh would consider himself mighty lucky that it earned him a wicket.
And he had Saha to thank for it who once again proved why he is considered as one of the best in the business. Bruyn looked gutted having lost his wicket to a delivery off which he should have gotten a boundary.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
In the first innings as well, the 34-year-old wicketkeeper had taken a brilliant catch to dismiss De Bruyn. Making a comeback to the national side in Tests, Saha has been solid behind the stumps.
After enforcing the follow-on, Indian pacers led a superb start with the new ball as Ishant picked up a wicket with the second ball. He got rid of Aiden Markram, who bagged a pair.
Earlier, India reduced South Africa to 162/8 but the last two wickets added 113 runs to take the visitors to 275. While Keshav Maharaj scored 72, Vernon Philander remained unbeaten on 44. The pair added 109 runs together and denied India a chance to bundle out Proteas below 200. The hosts eventually took a 326-run lead to finish the day’s play.