The 1st Test Cricket Match is between Australia and India in Adelaide. The players of both teams have been giving a tough competition to each other. If you see the first-day performance of India, then the Indian players were bowled out for 244, where they lost four wickets in just 23 minutes, with only 11 runs added to the overnight total. This is not just expected from the Indian players, which drastically lowered their confidence. Even after choosing first to bat, they were unable to get things right. But this became the turning point of the entire game.
On day 2 of the Test match, the Indian bowlers struck every right chord. They were relentless with their lines and lengths. The Indian bowlers out-performed Australian players and, in turn, were bowled out for 191. Don’t you think this could be worse for Australia? The reason behind this can be accounted for by some dropped chances. Labuschagne was dropped, Paine was dropped. Due to this, Australia had the opportunity to take advantage of the situation and must have added a bonus of 50-60 runs courtesy of that. The lead point of 53 certainly ensured India were ahead in the game.
Virat, the master batsman and peerless player of the Indian cricket team, appeared on the tracks for a 28th Test century after knuckling down to steady the ship when he came in at 32 for two. Virat was paired with Ajinkya Rahane, and according to the final session, Nathan Lyon delivered the perfect ball,which made them take runs. The confusion between the batsmen left Kohli stranded in the middle of the pitch after his battling 74. Well, you can say that Kohli’s wicket was the decisive moment during the opening day’s play in Adelaide. It was a devastating moment for the Indian cricket team as the Indian skipper departed from the pitch.
In the middle order of the test match, Shaw and Agarwal were completely castled as compared to the first innings. Besides this, Ashwin’s crucial blows ensured Indian Cricket Team held all the aces going into day 3.
For Australian players, both the days of the test match were completely absorbing. In the first innings, Australian players took pride in cleaning off India’s players within a short span of time, and then India causing Australia’s makeshift batting line-up all sorts of trouble.
The players, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, and Travis Head, all falling for single-figure scores, it was left to Marnus Labuschagne (47, dropped three times) and Tim Paine (73 not out) to get Australia to something remotely resembling parity. But Paine played remarkably and then he faced a classic captain’s knock, receiving good support from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to help the hosts recover from 79-5 to reach 191 all out.
The Australian players, Burns and Matthew Wade did not make any impression on the scoreboard. It was surprising for the team to get the first runs in the fifth over. It was a panic moment for the Australian players when Wade, opening the batting for the first time in first-class cricket, got trapped lbw from round the wicket as it was 16 for 1 in the 15th over.
Indian players have been gearing up to bat Australia out of the game on day 3. Even Australia will roar back for the day 3 test match. This shows that Day 3 will be extremely entertaining.