India vs New Zealand Third Test, Day 3 : Ravichandran Ashwin displays razor-sharp reflexes to run-out Martin Guptill

On Day 3 of the ongoing Test between India and New Zealand, fans got to witness a brilliant display in the field by Ravichandran Ashwin.

The Indian off-spinner used his razor-sharp reflexes to dismiss the Kiwi opener Martin Guptill in the second session of the game.

After lunch, in the 47th over of the Kiwi innings, Luke Ronchi played a aggressive shot straight back to Ashwin. But Ashwin, who is mainly not known for his fielding abilities, displayed razor-sharp reflexes to get his hands down on the ball in time.

The ball touched the fingers off his hand and after a slight deviation went on to hit the stumps at the non-strikers’ end where Martin Guptill was stationed.

Indian players went off to celebrate the wicket off the New Zealand player, who was remarkably playing well. But, the on-field umpire went straight to the third umpire to confirm whether Ashwin got his fingers on the ball.

After having a look at the multiple replays, the umpire got to know that there was a little bit of Ashwin’s finger’s contact with the ball which had changed the trajectory of the ball towards the stumps. Therefore, Guptill was found short of his crease and he had to depart adjudged run out at the non-striker’s end.


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