India vs Australia: India may have satisfied after stumps of the first day
After defeated in 2nd test India changed their playing XI for the 3rd test. Kohli and all Indians know the value of this test. Mayank Agarwal is new arrivals into the squad. Hanuma Vihari has opened the Indian innings with fresh batsman Mayank Agarwal. Australia is playing with unchanged XI.
3. Mayank Agarwal crucial innings
ImagwIndia had a problem with the opening of the innings. Mayank Agarwal played a crucial inning in Australia’s soil in his debut test match in the blue jersey. He has scored 76 runs in 161 balls. Just missed the well-deserved debutante century. Though India may have in tension free. He was an eye-catching performer since 2017. He has just phenomenal in 2017 in red ball cricket, scoring 1000 runs and went to the top chart. The 27-years old shows the urgency when India need a good service provider in the opening.
2. Very good decision to dropped Vijay and KL Rahul
After some horror shows India took a decision to dropped this two batsman for the third test. India faced some big problem with them. KL Rahul got too many opportunities but failed to show up him at the big stage of test cricket. On the other hand, Murali Vijay also failed in the last two tests. After consistent failure, India drooped them into the bench. Murali Vijay who was considered as test specialist player, but it may be true in Indian soil not in Australia. In conclusion, India has taken the right decision.
1. Contribution from Kohli and Pujara
In this test series, this two Indian batsmen is outstanding. The contribution of these two of today makes Australia disappointed. The Aussie pacer was clueless against in from Virat Kohli and Pujara. Pujara’s first test was so good alongside with the 3rd test. He is still standing at 69 runs after day one. Virat Kohli also scored 47 runs in boxing day. The host team is looking frustrated in the first day. India got a solid start, then Aussie pacer was clueless.
Some of there from the gallery booing Mitchel Marsh. Travis Head very disappointed after the day.
“It was a tough day,” Head told a media conference. “A grinding day of Test cricket and they batted well.
“We created pressure and we have seen for the whole series there hasn’t been a high run-rate for the day.
“Sometimes that’s Test cricket. It is not always going to be clear sailing and good wickets, and today was a case when we had to grind it out.”
But at the ending time Tim Paine miss the catch of in form India skipper, it will be costly for the Aussie pacer.