The Australian Cricket Team’s evening session got off to a great start as skipper Pat Cummins dismissed dangerous Rohit Sharma in the opening ball. Rohit Sharma smashed 15 fours and 2 sixes before being bowled out for 120 runs in 212 balls. At that point, India had a score of 229-6, with a lead of 52 runs.
When the batsman has taken advantage of errant deliveries, Ravindra Jadeja has thus far appeared to be in spectacular form. Visitors are well aware of how deadly Jadeja can be when dealing with tail-enders. Given the length of the game, the all-rounder must complete the session.
India had a score of 240-6 after 83 overs. KS Bharat scored 8 runs in 9 balls, while Ravindra Jadeja scored 37 runs in 87 balls. Todd Murphy continued tossing the ball from the other end, and on the first pitch he bowled around the wicket and caught KS Bharat. When Pat Cummins looked at the decision, it was subsequently overturned, but the umpire didn’t call it. For the first time, Murphy took five wickets. India had a score of 240-7 at that time, leading by 63 runs.
Australia shouldn’t allow Axar Patel to get his eye in since the all-rounder and Jadeja might make the situation worse for them. Captain Pat Cummins should send the ball to veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who has a strong track record against left-handed hitters and can deceive the batters with his variations.
The hosts should be happy with the way the field has formed since it won’t be easy for the Australian Cricket Team to bat third. The head coach, Rahul Dravid, will be hoping that Axar & Jadeja don’t panic since a partnership of almost 70 runs may be the difference between victory and defeat for the visitors.