Prithvi Shaw, who was dismissed for a duck, redeemed himself to a sure diploma by taking a high-quality catch.© Twitter
Prithvi Shaw didn’t make a contribution with the bat, dismissed for a duck within the first innings of the continuing tour recreation between Australia A vs Indians in Sydney. However, the opener redeemed himself to some extent on Monday, by pulling off an excellent one-handed catch at backward sq. leg to ship Tim Paine packing on Day 2 of the observe match. Umesh Yadav dug one in brief and Paine pulled it, however did not get the very best of connections. The ball gave the impression to be going simply over Shaw, stationed at sq. leg, however the 21-year-old leapt, caught his proper hand out and plucked it out of the air, a lot to the delight of his teammates.
On-air commentators have been effusive of their reward for Shaw, with certainly one of them terming it an “unbelievable grab”.
Good catch by Shaw!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 7, 2020
Shaw’s catch was additionally necessary for the staff in context of the match. Tim Paine and Cameron Green had bailed their staff out of a precarious state of affairs at 98 for 5 by placing on 104 runs for the sixth wicket.
But that good partnership got here to an finish due to Shaw.
On Day 1, the Indians — consisting of India’s Test specialists and another fringe gamers — gained the toss, and elected to bat. However, each openers Shubman Gill and Shaw have been dismissed for a duck in a nightmare begin.
Hanuma Vihari (15) did not final lengthy both because the Indians discovered themselves at 40 for 3. Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and Ajinkya Rahane got here to the staff’s rescue with a high-quality partnership.
Rahane went on to attain an excellent century, ending the day at 237 for eight.
On Day 2, the Indians declared at 247 for 9 with Rahane remaining not out on 117.
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