Brisbane ഇന്ത്യ India were bowled out for 336 in the Brisbane Test after an impressive half-century by Washington Sunder and Shardul Thakur, who is playing his second Test of his career after a gap of two years. India were bowled out for 366 in the first innings, giving India a narrow 33-run lead. In 111.4 overs, India were bowled out for 123 by Thakur and Sundar for the seventh wicket.
Thakur, who faced 115 balls, scored 67 runs with nine fours and two sixes. Washington Sundara, playing his maiden Test, scored 62 off 144 balls with seven fours and a six. They put on 123 for the seventh wicket with 217 balls to spare. Perhaps it was this combination that gave life to India, who were reduced to 186 for six. They also set a handful of records in the leap to the century partnership. It was India’s third highest partnership for the seventh wicket on Australian soil.
Apart from Sundar and Thakur, Cheteshwar Pujara (25 off 94 balls), skipper Ajinkya Rahane (37 off 93 balls), Mayank Agarwal (38 off 75 balls), Rishabh Pant (23 off 29 balls) and Navdeep were the other batsmen who resumed batting at 62 for two. (Five off 14 balls) and Mohammad Siraj (13 off 10 balls) were the other wicket-takers. T. Natarajan, playing his debut match, remained unbeaten on one run. Josh Heiselwood took five wickets for Australia. Hazelwood took five wickets for just 57 runs in 24.4 overs, including six maiden overs. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two wickets each. Nathan Lyon took one wicket.
Shardul Thakur’s maiden half-century came off 90 balls with eight fours and two sixes. Thakur opens his account with a six against world number one Pat Cummins and a six against Australia’s 100th Test spinner Nathan Lyon. Sunder followed suit with seven fours off 108 balls in his maiden Test innings. Meanwhile, the duo completed their century partnership from 177 balls.
‘In Search of Mercy’ India
Earlier, it was only the rain clouds that showed mercy to the injured India. On the second day of the last Test against Australia, not a single ball was bowled after tea. After losing the openers, the rain saved India from further injury. Pat Cummins stunned India by dismissing Shubhman Gill (7), but Rohit Sharma (44) and Cheteshwar Pujara added 49 runs for the second wicket. Rohit is out against Nathan Lion. Rohit Mitchell, who tried to lift the Lion off the crease, fell into the hands of Stark.
Captain Tim Payne scored a half-century for Australia, who started the second day at 274 for five. T. Natarajan, Washington Sunder and Shardul Thakur, who made their Test debuts, took 3 wickets each for India. Mohammad Siraj took one wicket. Payne (50) and Cameron Green (47) added 98 runs for the sixth wicket. Payne was sent off and Shardul scored the breakthrough. The hosts lost 3 wickets for 4 runs and fell to 315 for 8, but the Lions (24) and Starc (24) battled to take the score to 350.
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