Team India all out… India stopped within one run with the fight of Akshar and Ashwin…


First Published Feb 18, 2023, 4:12 PM IST

As Prabhas said ‘one step’ in the Chhatrapati movie, the Indian team gave Australia a ‘one run’ lead in the Delhi Test. The second day of the Delhi Test became interesting as the middle order and lower order batsmen supported the Indian team, who were expected to score at least 150 runs due to Taparder’s failure. This gave Aussies a lead of 1 run.

Indian team lost 7 wickets for 139 runs, it seemed difficult to score 200+ runs. But Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel put together a valuable partnership of 114 runs for the seventh wicket…to support the Indian team. Due to the partnership of these two team India managed to achieve this score.

Nathan Lyon gave an unexpected shock to Team India who started batting on the second day at the overnight score of 21/0. Nathan Lyon, who scored 17 runs with a six in 41 balls, dismissed KL Rahul as an lbw and then took 3 wickets immediately.

Rohit Sharma scored 32 runs off 69 balls with 2 fours and was clean bowled by Nathan Lyon. After that, the Indian team lost the wicket of Pujara in the second ball. Chhateshwar Pujara, who is playing his 100th Test match, reached the pavilion LBW without conceding any runs off 7 balls.

Shreyas Iyer, who scored 4 runs off 15 balls, got out after giving a catch to Handscomb off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. After 46/0, they lost 4 wickets and reached 66/4.

At this stage, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja shared a partnership of 59 runs for the fifth wicket. Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 26 runs off 74 balls with 4 fours, was dismissed lbw off the bowling of Todd Murphy. After that, Virat Kohli scored 44 runs off 84 balls with 4 fours and was dismissed lbw off the bowling of Mathew Kuhneman.

Controversy erupted when the TV replay clearly showed the ball hitting Virat Kohli’s bat. Srikar Bharat, who scored 6 runs with a four in 12 balls, reached the pavilion by giving a catch to Steve Smith off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

Team India lost 7 wickets for 139 runs. At this stage, spin all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel put the patience of the Aussie bowlers to the test. Ravichandran Ashwin, who scored 37 runs off 71 balls with 5 fours, was dismissed by a brilliant catch off the bowling of Pat Cummins. This ended the 8th wicket partnership of 114 runs…

Akshar Patel, who scored 74 runs off 115 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes, joined the pavilion when Pat Cummins was caught flying into the gully off the bowling of Todd Murphy. Kuhneman clean bowled Shamini who scored 2 runs and the Indian innings ended at 262 runs.

Last Updated Feb 18, 2023, 4:12 PM IST


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