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Todd Murphy Leaves Ravindra Jadeja Bamboozled By Cleaning Him Up
By CricShots - Feb 11, 2023 1:40 pm
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Oftentimes, debutants hog the limelight by making an impact immediately but only a few of them can manage to become consistent performers for their respective teams. The Australian spinner, Todd Murphy is having a dream but against India in Nagpur, and he continues to shine by deceiving Ravindra Jadeja.

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Todd Murphy cleaned up Ravindra Jadeja

Ahead of the Nagpur Test against India, Todd Murphy witnessed a brilliant Test debut as he scalped 7/113 after 45 overs, which played a pivotal role to reduce India to 376/8 after Australia was knocked over for 177 in the first innings.

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Five of Murphy’s wickets came inside the first two days of the Test while the sixth and the seventh came in the early hours of day three. Due to Murphy’s brilliance coupled with a few false shots from star batters, India was reeling at 168/5 when Ravindra Jadeja steadied the ship and took India to a commanding position with Axar Patel after they were slipped to 240/7.

On his return to international cricket after five months, Ravindra Jadeja played a knock of 70 off 185 balls to keep his side in the driver’s seat. Yet, the manner in which he was dismissed by Todd Murphy during the 119th over of the innings suggested the youngster did not give up like many of his teammates, who struggled to bowl at the right length.

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The second ball of the 119th over was pitched outside the off stump, which Todd Murphy bowled around the wicket. Jadeja expected the ball might turn, thus he left it early, only to see his off-stump getting knocked over to reward Murphy with his sixth wicket of the innings. It was a flatter delivery by Murphy which turned very little, and Jadeja was shocked for a while at the crease before slowly beginning to return to the pavilion.

Here is the video of the brilliant delivery by Todd Murphy:

Here is how the Indian fans reacted to the dismissal of Ravindra Jadeja: