Team India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was involved in a tussle with Australia skipper Steven Smith on Day One of the third Test at Ranchi. However, it was not a tussle of skills, but one which ended with rounds of laughter from almost everyone on the field. The incident happened on the third delivery of the 80th over from Ravindra Jadeja. Bowling over the wicket, Jadeja turned one in from outside leg and Smith tried to work it down the leg side but the ball got caught in between his legs. Saha, the curious keeper that he is, chased down the ball till Smith’s leg, trying to catch the ball and dismiss the right-handed batsman who was on 97. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

At first, it looked like Smith had inside edged the ball but later it was confirmed that it was not the case. As Saha tried to grab the ball, Smith avoiding the wicketkeeper, threw himself onto the ground so that the delivery was called dead. As both Saha and Smith banged into the ground, Saha caught hold of the ball and appealed leaving everyone in splits, including Karun Nair, who was placed at forward short leg, Jadeja the bowler, and even umpire Ian Gould, who took 2-3 strides away from the wicket mouthing Dead ball.

According to the rules of ICC, if wicketkeeper grabs the ball after it gets stuck between the pads or in between the legs of the batsman after he has inside-edged it, the batsman is out. You can watch the video here.

The way Smith backtracked and threw himself onto the ground showed as if he had inside-edged and he wanted to make the delivery dead by going onto the ground.

But moving on by the end of Day One, Smith registered his 19th Test hundred carrying on with his prolific form and forming an unbeaten 159-run stand along with Glenn Maxwell, who is playing on 82 to propel Australia to 299 for 4.