Jasprit Bumrah was able to take his first wicket of the day as he sent back Peter Handscomb. The ball was too close to be cut as the right-hander was looking to steer the ball towards the third man. However, it wasn’t to be the case as Handscomb could only get an edge which was neatly taken by India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
In fact, Bumrah had a perfect plan for setting up Peter Handscomb. Bumrah bowled three incoming deliveries to the right-hander before taking the ball away from him to induce an edge. India’s pacer planned worked and the visitors were able to get their fifth wicket.
Peter Handscomb. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Consequently, it was an imperative wicket for the Indian team as Handscomb had settled into the crease. The right-hander had scored 34 runs after facing 93 balls and must be disappointed by his dismissal as he was looking good for a big score.
Meanwhile, Indian bowlers have kept themselves in the game. They have scalped six wickets and Australia has collected 127 runs. Interestingly, India had also lost six wickets for 127 runs in their batting innings.
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Ravichandran Ashwin has been the pick of the Indian bowlers as he has taken three wickets. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma has taken two wickets whereas Bumrah has taken a solitary wicket.
Thus, Indian bowlers are ticking the right boxes as they have kept a tight grip on the proceedings. The tourist’s bowlers have bowled 22 maiden overs thus far as they haven’t allowed the Australian bowlers off the hook.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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