Ball boys and South African players search for the ball near boundary but cameraman knows where it is
After a couple of minutes, Aiden Markram came to help his teammate as he knew where the ball was and picked it up.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 4:19 pm
India is currently battling out South Africa in the first Test match of a three-match Test series back in their home. They have found a firm grip in the match against the Proteas with the help of an extraordinary opening stand between Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma of 317 runs.
This is the first time in the last 13 years and third time in the history that the Indian openers have done a partnership of more than 300 runs. Amidst all the speculations, Indian openers have given a stern reply to their critics and Indian fans are pretty happy with their play. Although Rohit Sharma missed an opportunity of scoring his first double Test ton, youngster Mayank Agarwal remained successful in registering his first double ton in his international career.
The first day went all the way into the hands of India but on 2nd day of the match, the bowlers of visitors gave a tough fight to the hosts and bagged seven wickets, but an incident took place that amused every cricketer on the field and fans present at the venue.
A sight of amusement
When Keshav Maharaj bowled the 5th ball of his 52nd over, the wicketkeeper behind the stumps didn’t get any clue of the ball as it turned and the batting team were given four byes. After the ball reached the boundary, the fielder present at the boundary rope was not able to find the cherry that crossed the boundary.
The ball got stuck in between the boundary rope advertisements but the fast bowler Vernon Philander was searching the ball under the covers that were kept beside the ropes as a precautionary measure to protect the 22 yards from sudden rain. After a couple of minutes, the South African batsman Aiden Markram came to help his teammate as he knew where the ball was and picked it up.
— Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) October 3, 2019
Team India declared their innings at 502/7. For South Africa, Keshav Maharaj was the top wicket-taker with three wickets. For hosts, Mayank Agarwal was the top-scorer with 215 runs off 371 deliveries. It would be a tough task for Proteas going ahead in this game.