India have dominated another day in the ongoing South Africa home series, with the visitors struggling to put a break to the home force. While captain Virat Kohli scored a massive double century, Ravindra Jadeja justified his promotion in the batting order with a half century.
The partnership between Kohli and Jadeja was characterised by the urgency of the duo to run between the wickets. Both showed why they are considered as two of the quickest men around the world, consistently trying to sneak an extra run throughout the partnership.
It was during one such run that Jadeja had stamped on the danger area of the pitch, which was spotted by the umpire, who gave Jadeja a first official warning. It had happened once in Indore that Jadeja was found guilty of running on the pitch more than once and the opponents were awarded five runs as a penalty. It was when New Zealand had toured India in 2016.
Perhaps, memories of 2016 had flashed in front of Jadeja that he, on the next occasion, was desperate to avoid running on the pitch.So desperate that he ended up jumping off the pitch, bringing a smile to the face of all those watching.
— Liton Das (@BattingAtDubai) October 11, 2019
Jadeja, who was batting above Wriddhiman Saha, accelerated just at the right time along with the captain to take India to 600, and give South Africa a few overs to bat towards the end of the day. Unfortunately, Jadeja was dismissed in the nineties, missing his century by nine runs.
The innings was immediately declared by Kohli, who broke a few records on the way to his 254- his seventh double century in test cricket.
In reply, South Africa came out to battle out till the end of play and ended the day with three wickets down. South Africa, at the end of day 2 of the second test, trail by 565 runs.