India vs Australia 2023

Watch: Ravindra Jadeja hilariously hugs Steve Smith while running back to his crease, duo burst out laughing

The incident happened in the 49th over of the Indian innings.
Jadeja vs Steve Smith
Jadeja vs Steve Smith (Source: Twitter)

Team India had a poor start in the second Test at Delhi as Nathan Lyon weaved magic from his fingers and turned the match around by taking a five-wicket haul at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. He picked up the wickets of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer and Shrikar Bharat. India have not been able to combat the spin threat against Australia in the second Test in Delhi.

India were in a spot of bother at 66-4 and Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja looked to try and bail India out of tricky waters. Amidst that, Jadeja and Steve Smith shared a funny moment on the pitch. The incident unfolded on the last ball of the 40th over when Jadeja smashed a cover drive and tried to run for a single. However, the single was denied by Kohli.

India won the first match at Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs

Jadeja ran halfway down the wicket but had to run back to his mark. As he was running back to his crease, he collided with Smith, who wanted to grab the ball in case Carey missed it. Jadeja and Smith dashed into each other and then gave a hug before going their separate ways.

Here is the video-

Earlier, India had dismissed Australia for 263 on the back of Mohammed Shami’s 4-60. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 3-57 and 3-68, respectively. Usman Khawaja, 81 off 125 balls and Peter Handscomb, 72 off 142 balls, were the best batters for Australia.

India won the first Test at Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs. The Indians made the result possible in two and a half days. The spinners wreaked havoc and put the Australians under immense pressure. 

Rohit Sharma and Co. would also be looking to win the second Test in Delhi and take a 2-0 lead in the series. The match is currently evenly poised and it will be interesting to see how it goes ahead.

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