India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul shined with the bat throughout the first innings in the ongoing second Test against South Africa on the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The star opener top-scored with 50 earlier than the vacationers received bowled for 202.
Nevertheless, Rahul didn’t proceed the momentum during India’s second innings as he fell for simply 8 off a Marco Jansen supply. The dismissal, although, raised a number of eyebrows as Aiden Markram caught a low-catch and Rahul determined to remain within the center, giving the impression that the catch wasn’t taken cleanly.
Each the on-field umpires then stepped in and determined to test it. The umpires went upstairs but additionally gave ‘out’ because the tender sign. The two-D cameras confirmed some photos, and from the bare eye, it appeared that the crimson cherry dipped simply in entrance of Markram’s palms.
However, the third umpire was satisfied that Markram’s fingers had been beneath the ball and gave the choice within the fielding crew’s favour. Rahul seemed sad with the choice as he walked again, shaking his head in disbelief.
Whereas the right-handed batter was leaving the sphere, he received concerned in a heated trade with South African skipper Dean Elgar. Each the captains exchanged phrases for just a few seconds, with Rahul seeming to be suggesting his perspective whereas Elgar giving his tackle the entire episode.
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Notably, an analogous incident had occurred earlier within the day when Rassie Van der Dussen was given caught behind by the on-field umpire proper earlier than lunch. Rishabh Pant had taken the catch, and few questions had been raised on the authenticity of the catch.
The guests, after struggling their first blow within the type of Rahul throughout the last session on Day 2, quickly misplaced Mayank Agarwal for 23. Nevertheless, the skilled duo of Cheteshwar Pujara (35 no) and Ajinkya Rahane (11 no) added an unbeaten 41-run stand to finish the day at 85/2, serving to India take a vital lead of 58 runs.