'SIR' Jadeja Run-out: Jadeja’s Rocket Throw from the boundary ends Steve Smith's Blitzkrieg Ton at SCG

Ravindra Jadeja was the star of Day 2 for India as he took four wickets, and threw a brilliant direct hit to end Steve Smith's innings. In reply to AUS's 338, both Indian openers Rohit and Gill give India a solid platform upfront.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 08, 2021 11:31 IST
'SIR' Jadeja Run-out: Jadeja’s Rocket Throw from the boundary ends Steve Smith's Blitzkrieg Ton at SCG
'SIR' Ravindra Jadeja stunned centurion Steve Smith with his excellent throw

IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Team India flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja showed why he's considered one of the best fielders in the world with his rocket throw to run out Steve Smith for 131 at the SCG. Jadeja shines for India in the first two sessions of Day 2 against Australia in the ongoing third Test (IND vs AUS) in Sydney. When Smith looked dangerous towards the closing stages of the Australian innings as he was finding gaps and boundaries at will. It was 'SIR' Ravindra Jadeja who ends Smith's classy knock along with the Australian first innings with his rocket throw.

In reply to AUS's 338, both Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill give India a solid platform up front by putting a fine 50-run stand for the opening wicket. Rohit and Gill are still unbeaten on their respective scores of 22* and 27 not out in the third session of day two. India is on 50 without any loss and cruising down towards the set target here in Sydney.

Australia could have scored a lot more runs if it wasn't for Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's outstanding spell with the ball and his stunning fielding. The rookie southpaw picked four key wickets (Labuschagne, Wade, Cummins, Nathan Lyon) to keep the hosts in control over the hosts in the ongoing third Test at SCG. 

Former Australian captain Steve Smith's blitzkrieg ton (131) ensured that the hosts posted a stiff total of 337 in their first innings at the SCG. With the overnight score of 166/2, Australia started on a positive note on day two with Labuschagne and Smith going strong. However, once Labuschagne was dismissed after playing a fine knock (91), wickets kept falling from another end while Smith held the other end and slammed his 27th Test hundred. Jadeja took four wickets of the Australian first innings and showed exemplary fielding skills to dismiss centurion Steve Smith.

The series is currently locked 1-1 after India's remarkable eight-wicket comeback win in the Melbourne Test, off-setting an embarrassing defeat in the opener in Adelaide.