Wriddhiman Saha reacts in 0.592 seconds, takes a blinder
Sri Lanka ended the day on 356/9.
Published - Dec 4, 2017 7:14 pm | Updated - Dec 4, 2017 7:29 pm
Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is well known for his safe hands. The Indians didn’t had a good day in the field, as they dropped as many as five chances in the ongoing 3rd Test against Sri Lanka. But Saha inspired them all with a brilliant take to dismiss Sadeera Samarawickrama in the 117th over of the Lankan innings. Saha dived to his right at full stretch to get hold of that one.
It was later shown that Saha’s reaction time was 0.592 seconds. Pacer Ishant Sharma was happy as he scalped one after numerous missed opportunities off his bowling. The visitors finished the day on 356/9, with skipper Dinesh Chandimal still unbeaten on 147*.
Sri Lanka’s fight back
Sadeera perished for a well fought 33. The Lankans lost five wickets for 39 runs but managed to save the follow-on. Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews played a solid knock of 111 and got out just before tea. Apart from Chandmal and Mathews, not many batsmen contributed to the score.
Ravichandran Ashwin bagged 3 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma chipped in with two wickets each. The Delhi Test has been a talking point on the internet after the 17-minute smog-break that caused a stoppage of play all of a sudden yesterday. Many of the former cricketers questioned the visitor’s intent, as none of the batsmen came out to bat wearing the masks.
Ganguly slammed the visiting team for wasting time. “When they (Sri Lanka) came out to bat, I didn’t see any mask on all of those five batsmen who were at the crease. Nobody had the mask and if you look at the pavilion they were sitting in, there was no mask either. So, I don’t know how everything changed in such a quick time.” he said.
The former captain said that he was surprised not to see a single player wear the mask while batting. If Gamage and Lakmal were running it with a mask, even Angelo Mathews was running for ones and twos. It’s the same thing. What surprised me is that they never complained, wore the mask or made a show of it. That’s the worrying bit and I hope the intentions were not bad,” Ganguly told India Today.
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