The current test series has unveiled many surprising elements to date, it would be unfair if something out of the box doesn’t occur. India adds fuel to the fire to frustrate already heated Australians with their defensive batting for almost two and half days of the game at Gabba today.
India faced big blows when they lost their most experienced batters Rahane and Pujara by the end of the early session dangling the trailing runs on their head. When India gittered as they were 186/6, it appeared as if India’s journey would be packed up way too early, the youngsters geared up to put on a brave phenomenal show.
Shardul Sundar show at Gabba:
Debutant Washington Sundar merged forces with Shardul Thakur to anchor the runship considering the fact of no more throwing wickets. The duo started with early trouble, but gradually played a needy knock with resilience. Aiding the team with a century’s partnership for 7th wicket, both scoring half-centuries each erased the huge target gap, the duo did everything to get close.
Shardul Thakur being the top pick of the batsmen smashing 67 and 62 from Sundar boosted India, while the rest of the batsmen struggled in the hands of Aussie pacers, Josh Hazelwood achieved a fifer which was decent enough the puncture India. The visitors were dismantled at 336 by the end of the day trailing 33 runs behind.
As the day was ending, the hosts were invited to bat a few overs, starting their 2nd innings David Warner bashed Siraj in his second over for three consecutive boundaries which showed his true intentions. Australia ended up 21-0 at stumps with Warner 20* with Marcus Harris 1*
India will aim to reduce the mighty attacking line to a lesser score, more amusements await ahead with surprising elements on Day-4 as it bags a critical side of the game and time will answer the questions.