Left-handed spinner Ravindra Jadeja made another big breakthrough for India as he dismissed Australian Cameron Green on day four of the WTC Final at The Oval on Saturday.

The roughness outside the left hand stump was quite visible after all the play that had happened in the last three days. While it was a killer spot for the south, Jadeja decided to come across the wicket and land deliveries in that tricky even spot against Green.

The ball seemed to misbehave once it was thrown into that area and this left Cameron Green at a loss as to whether to defend or go for the sweep shot. Confused, the right-hander decided to leave the delivery away.

However, Green’s big mistake was that he did not cover the line of stumpings with his pads. Ravindra Jadeja got the ball to stick to the surface when it hit Green’s gloves and rolled onto the stumps. It was a great bonus for India especially the left arm player as he played the ball with great discipline in the morning session.

Here’s a video of the parcel:

India is still 8 ball behind after the first sweeping session

India knew that with Australia already leading by 296 runs overnight, they had to bat early on the fourth day to give themselves the best chance of getting out quickly. They got the start they wanted as Marnus Labuschagne was sent off early by Umesh Yadav.

While Green’s wickets meant the session was a common one for both teams, Rohit Sharma and Co. know they need 3-4 wickets in that session to be in a fighting position. Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey has already made 41 runs and may be looking to cut through.

Australia will be looking to squeeze in lunch after scoring and taking the goal out of reach of the opposition.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee


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