India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane led the side with great pride on the field in both the innings in Dharamsala. He was inspirational in the way he carried out his plans on the third day of the fourth and final Test, bowling out Australians for a paltry 137 runs in the second innings.
Had Rahane not taken a blinder of a catch in the second innings, India might not have been able to break the partnership that was going strong between Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell.
It was a lovely flighted delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin which trapped Handscomb, taking the edge of the bat and went straight to the right-hand side of Rahane at slips at a brisk pace. Rahane was quick to grab the ball, which took less than a second to reach him.
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This performance in the field goes on to show that India have finally got a genuine slip fielder in form of Rahane. He has been very good right through the series. Currently, there is no one in the Indian team who is well-suited to field at the slips. Rahane stands out from the rest when it comes to doing the job for India.
Let us hope, like Rahul Dravid, Rahane becomes the permanent slip-fielder for India. Meanwhile, the last Test is tilted right now in favour of India, with the home side requiring 87 runs to win the match.