At mid-on, KL Rahul not only displayed his wonderful fielding skills but showcased his sportsmanship side as well. Rahul dived to his right to take a catch. Not just Indian players but commentators thought Rahul had grabbed the ball successfully. However, Rahul immediately signalled that it was a bump catch. And TV replays confirmed it. Ind v Aus 4th Test Live Score Updates.
Soon after on-field umpire Ian Gould applauded Rahul for his honesty and appreciated his effort. At that point in time, India were searching for the first wicket and Marcus Harris miscued a shot off Ravindra Jadeja towards the mid-on. Umpire Gould was seen clapping for Rahul and also called his act as ‘outstanding’, besides giving a thumbs up to the fielder.
India then found the first wicket in shape of Usman Khawaja. He and Harris added 72 runs for the opening wicket before Kuldeep Yadav serrated the two. India then kept picking wickets at regular intervals as Australia were reduced to 152 for four. Cheteshwar Pujara vs Rahul Dravid: 'New Wall' Outperforms the Former in India-Australia Tests?
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Kuldeep then further dented Australia by picking wickets on either side of a tea break. He had Travis Head caught and bowled before the break and then went through Tim Paine’s defence after the break to leave Australia at 198 for six as the hosts start at follow-on.
Though Rahul has had a horrid time with the bat in this Test and series, his act will be remembered for long. Perhaps one of the few positives the right-handed batsman will take from this tour.