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The first Test series of the long home season for Team India has finally ended, with the Virat Kohli-led side emerging victorious in a resounding fashion by 3-0 margin. For India, it was a collective effort, with both their batsmen as well as bowlers coming to the party. While openers got runs, the middle-order got daddy hundreds in the final Test. Bowlers too were impressive, with Ravichandran Ashwin leading from the front, while the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar following suit. While the bowlers and batsmen alike made merry, fielders too were not far behind. Take this for example.

How many times have you seen an inside edge travel to the leg-slip, who takes it safely? It did happen during the Indore Test, in New Zealand s first innings. In reply to India s massive 557, New Zealand were struggling at 6 for 201 when Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner came together. Both had added 52 runs for the seventh wicket when the incident happened. It was the last ball of the 79th over being bowled by Jadeja. He was bowling over the wicket to left-handed Santner, with a slip, forward short-leg and leg-slip all in operation.

Jadeja tossed it up a bit outside off and Santner decided to go for a drive, but the ball took the inside edge of his bat, travelled through between the stumps and his body and landed safely in the hands of Kohli standing in the leg-slip. In the commentary box, Sanjay Manjarekar was forced to say he has never seen any such thing in international cricket.

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Virat will be soon seen in action by donning India’s limited-over side under the leadership of MS Dhoni against New Zealand.