On Day 3 of the second Test in New Delhi, the player who doesn’t mind running out batters at the non-striker, Ravichandran Ashwin, attempted to surprise Australia batter Steve Smith. In the 15th over of the second innings, Ashwin was bowling to Marnus Labuchagne when he failed to release the ball, causing the non-striker Smith to get alarmed. Despite there being no attempt to run Smith out, the Aussie hitter found the whole thing humorous. Even Virat Kohli, who was positioned inside the slip cordon, cracked up when he saw what transpired at the non-end. striker’s
As the situation developed, Kohli, who was the only slip fielder present, started clapping and laughing out loud. Even Marnus Labuschagne, the striker, had a crooked smirk on his face. When Labuschagne was at the non-end striker’s earlier in the same match, Ashwin did the same to him. Such incident happened during the opening frame of the Delhi Test.
India knocked Australia out for 113 in their second innings on day three of the second Test on Sunday, and as a result, they set themselves a 115-run target to win the match.
In 12.1 overs, Ravindra Jadeja returned with outstanding statistics of 7/42, and his spin-bowling teammate Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three Australian wickets.
Australia struggled on a slow, low Kotla course, with Travis Head leading the team in scoring with 43 off 46 balls.
Australia finished with 263 and 113 runs in 31.1 overs (Travis Head had 43 and Marnus Labuschagne had 35; Ravindra Jadeja had 7/42 and Ravichandran Ashwin had 3/59), while India had 262.
India may take a commanding 2-0 lead if they defeat Australia in New Delhi after winning the Nagpur Test.
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