India vs Australia 1st Test Mohammed Shami wears shoe with toe cut-out: After India got bowled out early in the morning session for 244, the onus fell on the Indian bowlers to try and restrict the Aussie batsmen.
Interestingly, during Shami’s blowing spell, the pacer was spotted wearing a shoe with the toe area ripped off. It has been cut off to let his toe move freely without bumping into the end of the shoe.
Removing the leather off the toe area gives some room to let the toe slide in and out in peace.
Bumrah’s super-show keeps India’s hopes alive
Australian openers have scummbed to super show by Jasprit Bumrah. After India was shot out for 244 in the morning, Australian lost both their openers Joe Burns (8) and Matthew Wade (8). At Lunch Australia were 35/2 at Lunch
Pathetic Display by Indian Tailenders on Day 2 of India vs Australia first Test match
India’s tail-enders contributed precious little as the first innings folded at 244 early on the second day of the first Day/Night Test against Australia here on Friday.
Mitchell Starc (4/53 in 21 overs) and Pat Cummins (3/48 in 21.1 overs) dismissed the last four batsmen for an addition of only 11 runs to the overnight score.
In fact, India lost seven wickets for 56 runs starting with Virat Kohli’s run-out engineered by a poor judgement call from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
On Friday, Ravichandran Ashwin (15) got one to rear up from length as Cummins got his second wicket and India’s seventh in the first over of the day.
Wriddhiman Saha (9) also didn’t trouble the scorers getting out on his overnight tally chasing a wide delivery from Starc.
Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah hit a boundary each but that was just a tail-ender’s bravado as the innings folded in just 25 balls on the second day.
If one goes by how pink ball matches at Adelaide have panned out, India have scored at least 75 runs less than what should have been a fighting first innings total.
In the end, Kohli’s dismissal cost them dearly.