Huge blow for team India ! Keegen Petersen’s one handed brilliance sends Pujara packing to the pavilion

Keegan Petersen and Cheteshwar Pujara

After first innings heroics, Keegan Petersen takes a one handed catch to send Cheteshwar Pujara to the pavilion on the second ball of Day 3.

Team India got off to a horrific start, losing the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara on the first over of the day. Pujara who was batting at 9 overnight fell to young left arm bowler Marco Jansen. Jansen attacked the rib cage of the 33 year old who looked in some discomfort and guided it down to the leg side behind the three stumps. 

Keegan Peterson who was standing in the leg slip position dived to his right and grabbed a stunning one handed catch to send the 33 year old to the pavilion. Jansen got his second wicket of the innings as he dismissed KL Rahul earlier on Day 2. 

It was for the 2nd successive day that a wicket fell on the second ball of the day in the ongoing test match between India and South Africa at Cape Town. On Day 2, Aiden Markram who was batting at 8 overnight fell to Jasprit Bumrah. Markram left the ball thinking that it would go to the keeper but inside it went on to hit the top of off stump. 

Things started getting uglier when Kagiso Rabada sent Ajinkya Rahane to the pavilion in the final ball of the very next over. Rahane who is struggling to score runs for quite some time now has only managed to score 1 off 9 deliveries. 

Team India are in a huge trouble as they have only managed to put up a total of 58 on the board at the cost of 4 wickets. India are leading by 71 runs with skipper Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in the middle. It will be a crucial first hour for the visitors on Day 3.