The light factor was always going to play a huge part when it comes to Day-Night Tests. Despite India’s tremendous grip over the pink ball throughout the first session, light did cause a little bit of trouble when Rohit Sharma attempted an impulsive catch without even figuring where the ball was.
Fortunately for India, the momentary chaos created by the lack of light and pink-ball combination didn’t hurt them at all. What it did cause was an eventful and cherishing moment for India as they had sealed the tenth Bangladeshi wicket and sent the visitors packing for a meagre total of 106.
As Bangladesh’s No.11 Abu Jayed faced Mohammad Shami’s signature short delivery pitching outside off, he tried to slash it square but instead, he ended up chopping it to the second slip. Bangladesh’s fate seemed shining for a few microseconds when Rohit did let go of the ball as he clearly wasn’t sure about the placement of the pink cherry.
Luckily, it was Cheteshwar Pujara to the rescue as he bagged the catch, which bounced off Rohit Sharma, at first slip. The instinctive catch by India’s No.3 was his 50th catch in Tests. The highlight of the incident was that Rohit was clearly blinded by the lack of light as he was seen hunting for the ball with his eyes even as his other teammates were already started celebrating.
What a catch by Pujara!
Rohit Sharma : the complete entertainer!
Rohit Sharma has treated the viewers to a superb catch and an even better GIF moment, the latter coming seconds after Pujara completed the catch.#PinkBallTestMatch
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) November 22, 2019
A surprise, but a welcome one!
Spotting #PinkBall at twilight is too difficult it seems
Rohit Sharma lost sight of the ball in that rebound catch taken by Pujara#INDvBAN
— பிரேம்😍🔥வலிமை🔥😍 (@Premkumar_R) November 22, 2019
What an assist!
Rohit in this Test match so far ⬇️
Catches 1 🔥
Assist 1 😉
What a way to get to 50 catches!
— Snixer Sports (@SportsSnixer) November 22, 2019
Billion dollar question!
Kohli Ka Catch Rohit Liya
Rohit Ka Catch Pujara Liya
Matlab Pujara Ka Catch Kohli Lega? #INDvBAN
— Sujoy Barg (@SujoyBarg07) November 22, 2019
Horrendous performance by the Bangla tigers!
Rohit fumbles n Pujara grabs it…!! Laughter out there as Shami get’s the last nail in the coffin n @BCBtigers bundle out for a mere 106 in first #PinkBallTest . #INDvBAN #PinkBall #pinktest #banvsind #INDvsBAN #DayNightTest
— Tejas Pujare (@tejas_pujare) November 22, 2019
Couldn’t have described it better!
— captain rogers (@SudheendraRao4) November 22, 2019
The funniest moment of the match!
Rohit searching the ball while pujara already celebrating the catch 😂😂😂#INDvBAN
— Shivam (@shivamr_13) November 22, 2019
— Prantik (@Frankie__Ball) November 22, 2019
Can Rohit do it?
India finish off Bangladesh with a comedy catching routine between Rohit and Pujara just to add to the pink ball fun for the crowd. Rohit probably now thinking of getting 106 himself before the close… #INDvBAN
— Jonny (@Leathernwillow) November 22, 2019
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