AUS vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah dropped a simple hold to give Marnus Labuschagne a life.© Twitter
After folding to 244 runs in the first inning, Jasprit Bumrah knocked out both Australian opener Matthew Wade and Joe Burns, helping India reach the Day 2 dinner with greater confidence. While Bumrah deserved all the praise for providing India with two discoveries, his misjudgment at the fence moments before the dinner break denied the team a crucial Marnus Labuschagne wicket. The incident occurred in the penultimate over of the first session, when Shami threw a brilliant short-throw delivery to Labuschagne. The Aussie hitter went straight to Bumrah at the fence. The ball went to Bumrah at a fairly catchable height, but the quick thrower unaware of where the ropes had been made a complete mess and rolled over the fence giving Australia an easy border.
Here’s how the accident happened:
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Previously, resuming their innings on the nightly score of 233 for six, India lost their last four wickets by just 11 runs, with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc both adding two wickets each to their already impressive Day 2 tally. Starc ended with four wickets for 53 runs while Cummins finished with three wickets.
India started bowling with Umesh Yadav instead of Mohammed Shami and this has become a big talking point on social media. While Umesh threw the maidens back-to-back early, he couldn’t force the hitters to play balls as most of his deliveries were wide.
Shami, entering as a first exchange player, began to cause problems for Australian openers. He threw in great tandem with Bumrah and the latter trapped Wade and Burns’ leg before two overs.
Australia were 35/2 at the end of the first session on Day 2. However, things could have been worse for the hosts if Bumrah had kept that hold on the fence, but he was hoping to make up for it with his bowling in the remaining sessions.
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