During the 43rd over of Bangladesh’s innings, when Mushfiqur Rahim mishit a delivery by Jasprit Bumrah, the ball raced toward Jadeja at backward point. Despite the limited reaction time, the all-rounder managed to dive to his right and complete an exceptional catch.
After this catch, Jadeja playfully signaled to his teammates, suggesting they should award him the title of the best fielder of the match, a quirky tradition that the team had adopted during the ongoing competition. Virat Kohli was the inaugural recipient of this “best fielder” medal, followed by Shardul Thakur in the second game, and most recently, wicket-keeper KL Rahul.
This gesture led to amusing reactions from other players and quickly gained popularity on the internet.
In the match, Bangladesh scored 256 for eight against India in Pune. Litton Das was the highest scorer for Bangladesh with 66 runs off 82 balls, while Tanzid Hasan contributed a quick 51 off 43 balls in a first-wicket partnership that amassed 93 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Bangladesh experienced a mid-innings dip, losing four wickets for just 36 runs after a promising start. The experienced Mushfiqur Rahim stabilized the innings with a 38-run contribution, and Mahmudullah Riyadh added a brisk 46 off 36 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah each secured two wickets for India, but it’s worth noting that Hardik Pandya had to leave the field due to an ankle injury sustained while bowling.