India and Australia locked horns in the second match of the four-match Test series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Friday, February 17. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. Openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja provided a brilliant start to the team as they stitched a 50-run partnership for the first wicket.
Meanwhile, during the match, Indian cricketer KL Rahul stunned the cricket world with his brilliant one-handed catch. Khawaja played a reverse sweep shot on the delivery which was tossed outside the off-stump, Rahul put his right out and dived across the full length, and took a brilliant catch. Khawaja couldn’t believe what happened and looked up in horror before walking towards the pavilion.
Watch the video here:
What a stunner by KL Rahul. pic.twitter.com/6m72UjkO1A
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 17, 2023
Talking about the match, the Kangaroos started well as they lost only 1 wicket on the score of 91 runs. However, later India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin unleashed his magic just before lunch as he dismissed Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith in the span of just three deliveries. Labuschagne, who was looking set at the crease, was the first to depart as he was trapped LBW by a delivery that did not spin and crashed straight into his pads.
Brilliant comeback by the Indian spinner
Smith came to bat at no.4 after Labuschagne’s dismissal and was dismissed for a two-ball duck. Ashwin bowled a slider and it kept going with the angle. Smith was playing for the turn but it took the outside edge and wicketkeeper KS Bharat took a superb catch behind the wickets. Jadeja strikes after lunch as he dismissed Khawaja on 81 runs and brought India back into the game.
Left-handed batter Travis Head who was controversially left out of the first Test, couldn’t provide anything big to the scoreboard and got out after scoring only 12 runs. However, Australian skipper Pat Cummins and right-handed batter Peter Handscomb steadied the ship and stitched a brilliant 59-run stand for the seventh wicket. Jadeja broke the crucial partnership as he dismissed Cummins on the score of 33 runs. Handscomb smashed a beautiful half-century.