The first day of the first Test match ended with Indian skipper Rohit Sharma returning to the dugout with an unbeaten total of 56 runs off 69 balls, confident that he is going ahead. The batsman has been in fine form so far and will look to capitalize on the momentum and post a respectable score on the second day.
Rohit Sharma has been in scintillating form when it comes to playing Test matches at home, as his stats show. Having scored 1792 runs in 31 innings so far, the batsman is second only to the illustrious Sir Don Brandman in terms of average in red-ball domestic cricket.
Ravindra Jadeja dismantled Australia’s batting line-up as India held a comfortable lead midway through the day’s play and restricted the hosts to just 177 runs. Rohit Sharma sits securely at the crease and will look to continue his innings despite the fact that India lost KL Rahul in the last session.
Given his strong start, Rohit will try to turn his performance into a significant individual score that would give India the advantage in this match. India is now down by 100 runs, but if they score another 250–300 runs, they might take the lead in this match.Rohit Sharma might take his time and get his feet before picking up where he left off yesterday, even if the pitch conditions should begin to favour the bowlers more as time goes on.