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Yashasvi Jaiswal Shines with Stunning Catch As Siraj Strikes Early, Dismissing Aiden Markram
By CricShots - Jan 3, 2024 2:53 pm
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Mohammed Siraj continued his impactful bowling form, mirroring the success of the first Test, as he provided India with a stellar start in Cape Town by dismissing Aiden Markram for just 2 runs. The breakthrough came from an excellent catch by young Yashasvi Jaiswal in the slip cordon, showcasing his potential as a key player in that position.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal took a brilliant low catch

Siraj complemented Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive start by maintaining the right line and length, inducing a delivery to straighten from a good length. Markram, repeating his approach from Centurion, played along the line and ended up edging the ball.

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Although the ball appeared to be heading towards the third slip, Yashasvi Jaiswal displayed remarkable agility, swiftly moving to his left and getting both hands low in time to secure the catch. The flawless start was exactly what India had hoped for, and the young fielder understandably reveled in the moment.

Here is the video of the catch from Yashasvi Jaiswal:

 

In a strategic move, India seemed to have learned from the previous game’s errors, especially in dealing with Dean Elgar, who posed a considerable threat. Elgar, after surviving two close calls, was eventually dismissed for 4 runs as he chopped one onto his stumps while attempting to cut a delivery from Mohammed Siraj.

The pacer exhibited visible intensity after claiming the wicket, underscoring its significance in the context of India needing an early breakthrough after losing the toss.

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As of the latest update, the Proteas have lost four wickets, with Tristan Stubbs and Tony de Zorzi also departing, leaving the team with just 15 runs on the board. India is poised for a promising start and will be eager to further strengthen their grip on the game.